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#118022 - 07/27/04 05:49 PM Temporary Help
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Do any of you use temporary help from agencies when you run short of employees and need "electricians"?

It doesn't always work too well for us. ...S

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#118023 - 07/27/04 06:37 PM Re: Temporary Help
jetlei98 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/02
Posts: 6
Loc: South Bound Brook, NJ
I use to work for a company that did a lot of industral work in Cranbury, NJ and they used temps that would come by the dozen. The owner would get 10 to 20 guys send all back home but 1 or 2 that were even somewhat educated. And all that would be in the first few hours.

The whole process would just repeat daily.

#118024 - 07/27/04 08:10 PM Re: Temporary Help
Lostazhell Offline

Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...

I hope you didnt pay for a "journeyman"!


#118025 - 07/29/04 06:19 AM Re: Temporary Help
DougW Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
Well, as long as the conduit and other conductors doesn't exceed the maximum fill ratio...

Still, that's a mighty short run

#118026 - 07/29/04 04:44 PM Re: Temporary Help
GA76JW Offline

Registered: 03/20/04
Posts: 195
Loc: Suwanee, GA USA
I've worked for some temp. to hire places before and usually they look for people who have *some* experience before they just send them out to the job. No wonder you guys weed them out so fast.

I knew better than that before I ever started in this trade. That is horrible, but what do you expect from people who probably only get $6/hr or so.
"If common sense was common, everyone would have it"-not sure, someone here

#118027 - 07/29/04 04:59 PM Re: Temporary Help
Bjarney Offline

Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2561
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
I would be find it extremely difficult not to invoice the temp agency for three times what they tried to charge for mop-up after their “electricians”.

#118028 - 07/29/04 07:57 PM Re: Temporary Help
OhmSweetOhm Offline

Registered: 04/15/04
Posts: 16
Loc: Mazomanie, WI, USA
Look on the bright side... at least those set-screw connectors are UL listed!

#118029 - 07/30/04 03:47 AM Re: Temporary Help
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
We have gotten a couple of guys that were pretty good from agencies, even hired some full time.
When I saw this though, I just couldn't resist.
In his defense, these connectors were in tight.

#118030 - 07/30/04 05:24 AM Re: Temporary Help
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
And once the cover is on, nobody will be able to tamper with those set-screws, right?

You'd have thought that the row of connectors fitted along the back of this raceway might have given a slight clue as to the correct procedure.

#118031 - 07/30/04 03:00 PM Re: Temporary Help
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
I know what you mean there!.
We employed a temp "Electrician" at work here a couple of years back and the guy was an expert in installing PVC conduit, as crooked as I've never seen since.
Not only did he bend it crookedly, he saddled it that way too.
It was depressing to see such a good job turn bad!.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

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