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I'm moving to CA in Jan and was wondering if anyone had any good ideas on places to look at? LA and north towards Encino I do commercial industrial.
 

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I would look for companies that do only public work. Prevailing wage in Los Angeles is over $60.

Also try and get your certification card worked out to take the test ASAP.
 

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That would be beautiful in a perfect world but ill take anything for now... But I'll tell you what I don't wanna do residential ever again and it don't pay... When I was green it was great for learning and making crap money but I'm just trying to line something, anything up for now... I have three letters of recommendation but I'm not sure what the market is like out there.
 

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Seven years I'm a supervisor at my company and no license... Also something mid sized is what would be perfect cause I don't want to be a number in the cogs ya know... I did work for a company once and the owner had no idea who worked for him... I mean it was great cause everything you needed was on site and there was one or two supervisors on site that knew what was going on and you knew what you were doing all day but when something went haywire it was like a dog with three heads and no one knew what was going on.
 

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Check out electrical certification for California. The test is really easy. You'll need it to make a more than $25.
 

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I've taken the michigan test and it was a lot tougher than ca's. And for work experience you don't need any documentation. Just sign an affidavit that everything you wrote on the application is true. I've heard of q few people who fudged a few hours and took it early.
 

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I've taken the michigan test and it was a lot tougher than ca's. And for work experience you don't need any documentation. Just sign an affidavit that everything you wrote on the application is true. I've heard of q few people who fudged a few hours and took it early.
They made me get my work history from the social security office for the required years.
 

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Maybe they have toughened up a bit. We have a guy now I can't believe we hired as a jman who fudged 900 hours.
 

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Maybe they have toughened up a bit. We have a guy now I can't believe we hired as a jman who fudged 900 hours.
You could probably just go to a school to train how to get through the code book fast. That's why they made that change. Probably figure out pretty fast how long someone's been at it in a day or so.
 

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They made me get my work history from the social security office for the required years.
Ditto. Took me 2 months to get the form from the SSA, then another 6 months for my application to get processed to take the test. Without a license from another state you'll have to start as a trainee OP.
 

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Ditto. Took me 2 months to get the form from the SSA, then another 6 months for my application to get processed to take the test. Without a license from another state you'll have to start as a trainee OP.
Not in ca.
 

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Making under 27 is not an option... I haven't worked as hard as I do to start taking steps backward... And you always have those guys... I have 10 years experience and can run work... What they don't say is they're a wire jockey and have one person that's under them and it's residential work.
 

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Not in ca.
I had that airport gig lined up, and had to wait for the approval letter before I could even get a test date. He is right, but I was delayed a couple of months.

Making under 27 is not an option... I haven't worked as hard as I do to start taking steps backward... And you always have those guys... I have 10 years experience and can run work... What they don't say is they're a wire jockey and have one person that's under them and it's residential work.
I have a 3 week gig lined up in LA starting in one week. We will probably bring in 1 or 2 more guys.
 
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