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I posted about hiring a female apprentice and that thread seems to have disappeared. Did you guys get nasty?

Anyway, first day she showed up right on time, all tooled up and ready to go. She's smart, eager to work and I had her doing demo. She cleans up as she goes along and doesn't mind the dirty work. She says she loves what she does.
 

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I posted about hiring a female apprentice and that thread seems to have disappeared. Did you guys get nasty?

Anyway, first day she showed up right on time, all tooled up and ready to go. She's smart, eager to work and I had her doing demo. She cleans up as she goes along and doesn't mind the dirty work. She says she loves what she does.
Excellent.
 

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I posted about hiring a female apprentice and that thread seems to have disappeared. Did you guys get nasty?

Anyway, first day she showed up right on time, all tooled up and ready to go. She's smart, eager to work and I had her doing demo. She cleans up as she goes along and doesn't mind the dirty work. She says she loves what she does.
Is she brand new green, or has she been doing it for a bit?
 

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I posted about hiring a female apprentice and that thread seems to have disappeared. Did you guys get nasty?

Anyway, first day she showed up right on time, all tooled up and ready to go. She's smart, eager to work and I had her doing demo. She cleans up as she goes along and doesn't mind the dirty work. She says she loves what she does.
Of course it got nasty.
Hope she works out for you.
Good apprentice's seem to be harder than ever to find. They all seem to think the trade is easy money and no sweat required.
 
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Is she brand new green, or has she been doing it for a bit?

She's fairly green. Wired some new houses and then worked a little bit of industrial.

She already has some stories to tell. She was on a job and was put with a Muslim journeyman. He wouldn't let her do any work. Must have been a cultural thing. After a couple of days, she explained it to her foreman. He put her with another journeyman :) .
 

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She's fairly green. Wired some new houses and then worked a little bit of industrial.

She already has some stories to tell. She was on a job and was put with a Muslim journeyman. He wouldn't let her do any work. Must have been a cultural thing. After a couple of days, she explained it to her foreman. He put her with another journeyman :) .
Well that's good for you that she at least knows how to use her tools, makes your job teaching her easier with some experience. There's no reason she can't turn out to be a good electrician. Good for you.
 

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I personally would never hire a woman electrician. I like to think I do a man's job. If too many women start doing my job it'll be time to find a new one. I'm not being funny, I'm serious. I love to rag on all the guys that work with women or for them. I wear the pants in my house too. I don't want a woman president either, even if she was a hot governor from Alaska (but if I had to choose the lesser of two evils....)
 

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I personally would never hire a woman electrician. I like to think I do a man's job. If too many women start doing my job it'll be time to find a new one. I'm not being funny, I'm serious. I love to rag on all the guys that work with women or for them. I wear the pants in my house too. I don't want a woman president either, even if she was a hot governor from Alaska (but if I had to choose the lesser of two evils....)

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I personally would never hire a woman electrician. I like to think I do a man's job. If too many women start doing my job it'll be time to find a new one. I'm not being funny, I'm serious. I love to rag on all the guys that work with women or for them. I wear the pants in my house too. I don't want a woman president either, even if she was a hot governor from Alaska (but if I had to choose the lesser of two evils....)
I'm the boss also, my wife said I could be today.:laughing:

I bet your a fine turd to work for.:rolleyes:
 

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I personally would never hire a woman electrician. I like to think I do a man's job. If too many women start doing my job it'll be time to find a new one. I'm not being funny, I'm serious. I love to rag on all the guys that work with women or for them. I wear the pants in my house too. I don't want a woman president either, even if she was a hot governor from Alaska (but if I had to choose the lesser of two evils....)
take your pick
 

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I personally would never hire a woman electrician. I like to think I do a man's job. If too many women start doing my job it'll be time to find a new one. I'm not being funny, I'm serious. I love to rag on all the guys that work with women or for them. I wear the pants in my house too. I don't want a woman president either, even if she was a hot governor from Alaska (but if I had to choose the lesser of two evils....)
I don't normally respond to this type of thread, but I'm curious. What constitutes a "man's" job? What is the cut off for women crossing over to a "man's" job? Is it the weight she can lift, height she can climb, tools she can carry, how dirty she can get, brain power she can use?

For the record, I have seen very few females that made this their prime career for one reason or another. But it was their choice, not mine. I have also seen a few women who could make most of us look like deadbeats.

Like I said, just curious.
 
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