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So, I have a friend/ex coworker that is doing unlicensed/uninsured electrical work. I already voiced my concerns and he said that he isn't doing anything big (not that that made me feel better). I found out he is doing service changes (assuming no permit). Would you rat on him?
 

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Yeah. I worked with the guy for a while. We've stayed in touch. Good guy, but has had a hard time keeping a job. Failed the JMan's test. Now he's doing work for a house flipper.

Knowing his skill level, I'm worried (for a couple reasons).
 

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I wouldn't rat him out. The house flipper will just bring in another hack. All you'll be doing is hurting your friend or just your friendship.

Unless you think this guy is really doing a horrible job and if not stopped will get somebody killed. Then you know what you have to do.
 

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I would keep my mouth shut, and I would find something else to spend my time worrying about.
 

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Will you feel better by screwing them?
I would.

If I have to pay for a license, why shouldn't everyone else?

If my company has to pull permits, why shouldn't everyone else?

Either play by the rules or don't play at all. And If you don't play by the rules I will rat you out and hope you get screwed to the fullest extent.
 

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The guy doing the illegal work is probably a low life. But not as much if a low life as the person who'd turn them in. If you can't get "ahead" you need to take a look in the mirror and then start pointing the blame finger.
 

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The guy doing the illegal work is probably a low life. But not as much if a low life as the person who'd turn them in. If you can't get "ahead" you need to take a look in the mirror and then start pointing the blame finger.

That's an interesting stance.
 

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I find that pretty damn sad and entirely hypocritical.


If I have to pay for a license, why shouldn't everyone else?

If my company has to pull permits, why shouldn't everyone else?

Either play by the rules or don't play at all. And If you don't play by the rules I will rat you out and hope you get screwed to the fullest extent.
I think someone should follow you around and rat you out every time you break an OSHA rule.

The company I work for spends $100,000s to comply with safety rules yet we have to compete with you and your cheating.

I hope you and your company get screwed to the fullest extent. :whistling2:
 

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Very easy. The same way you do them legally, but no inspection and no final connection from the POCO.
Here they have these little tags on the meter ....

My own meter now has a lock on it because I cut the tag off before to pull the meter without telling the power co.
 

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Here they have these little tags on the meter ....

My own meter now has a lock on it because I cut the tag off before to pull the meter without telling the power co.
They should seize your house and all your property now.
 
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