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Hey everybody, I had a guy who wants to get into the apprenticeship but was born with only one thumb asking me how to get in. Do you think he should apply and go for it anyways or would they more even consider it. He's very capable of functioning normally and wouldn't really even consider out a disability but I don't know how that would go working with your hands all day every day.
 

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I once knew a machine repairman that was missing his right thumb and he did everything required of him without any difficulties.
 

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I would apply. I know a few disabled construction workers - missing all kinds of bits and pieces.
 

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I had an ol guy that would say three thumbs up. He'd use his hands with thumbs up then kinda stick out his willy.:thumbup::thumbsup:
Wow........it was really as big as a thumb huh?? Lucky dude.:thumbsup:
 

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Hey everybody, I had a guy who wants to get into the apprenticeship but was born with only one thumb asking me how to get in. Do you think he should apply and go for it anyways or would they more even consider it. He's very capable of functioning normally and wouldn't really even consider out a disability but I don't know how that would go working with your hands all day every day.
If only ONE thumb is asking how he can get in his hand may not be serious.:eek:
 

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I say go for it. And he'll definitely need one of these:

 

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Hey everybody, I had a guy who wants to get into the apprenticeship but was born with only one thumb asking me how to get in. Do you think he should apply and go for it anyways or would they more even consider it. He's very capable of functioning normally and wouldn't really even consider out a disability but I don't know how that would go working with your hands all day every day.
Welcome to the forum.:)

He's fine,he will overcome not having a thumb and be a good worker.:thumbsup:
 

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When he runs out of work and has to travel, how's he gonna hold his tools with his good hand and hitchhike with the other?
 

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I don't have my right thumb, and some people think I do okay at electrical work. :thumbsup:
 
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I've an acquaintance, who has been an excellent, hard-working JW, Foreman, and GF. He was born with only three fingers on his right hand.

People find ways of compensating, he'll likely have very few problems adapting.
 
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