Seems so dangerous though.Possibly, but it's still a great job.
Switching tickets? It's a myth, especially when it comes to 98.Hey thanks a lot for the feedback.
My original plan was to apply at LU 126 if I didn't get into LU 98.
Would it be possible to jump ship from 126 to 98 somewhere down the line or is that frowned upon?
If there is a two year wait for my apprenticeship maybe I could just get a job somewhere as a helper for two years to get my feet wet. The thought of starting a apprenticeship soon is very tempting I'm just not sure if I want to be a linesman... :001_unsure:
Well, yes and no. 126's rate is about $3 less then ours except I'm sure there check offs are less. So that's a wash I guess. They HAD unemployment, but are now busy from what I here. On the other hand we had maximum employment with a few hundred travelers just a few years ago, but thats all over now. Probably looking at some sort of steady unemployment for the for seeable future.Linesmen are paid well, and rarely out of work.
That's the first question they'll ask you. The top reason why guy's drop out of their program is the traveling.Don't they travel a lot?
Absolutely.Possibly, but it's still a great job.
4th year????? :blink: It's only a three year program.Seems so dangerous though.
I love the idea of steady work and high pay with being a linesmen, but more than the pay I like the depth and complexity that the job of inside-wireman seems requires. Plus I figure it will give me more practical knowledge than working on 500,000 volt power company equipment.
We'll see though -- maybe I will apply for the Linesmen local...:blink:
I've got a buddy there that is in his 4th year of apprenticeship and he told me that he is extremely busy.
Is there still union work on the north slope? I worked there for five years in the 80'salaskan jw said:If you love working outside in the weather, become a linemen. Linemen generally make more money and are rarely. I know in Alaska they have a lock on the line work market. I dont believe there are any non-union shops. If I was to do it again I would probably be a telephone guy. :thumbsup: