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#15518 - 10/19/02 10:04 PM What motivated you to be an Electrician
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
What made your mind up,(or possessed you)to be an Electrician,after you left school?.
Was it the need of a job or what?
Please feel free to comment on this one.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

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#15519 - 10/19/02 10:57 PM Re: What motivated you to be an Electrician
old Appy Offline

Registered: 03/18/01
Posts: 120
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
I ask myself that continually?

#15520 - 10/20/02 06:38 AM Re: What motivated you to be an Electrician
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
coin toss... truckin' lost, so here i am.....

#15521 - 10/20/02 07:43 AM Re: What motivated you to be an Electrician
gramps Offline

Registered: 08/25/02
Posts: 120
Loc: ohio
eight years in the marine corps. went through a marriage, and a divorce. decided to get out and try my "luck" as a civilian.
first job, walked into a union shop, applied for a job as a helper. interviewer asked what experience i had. i told him i had 8 years learning how to kill people, and wanted to expand my talents.
was offered a chance to enroll in the IBEW electrical apprenticeship program offered at that time. jumped on it. 31 years later, here i am. not sure if its an "improvement", though. :S

#15522 - 10/20/02 08:05 AM Re: What motivated you to be an Electrician
bobp Offline

Registered: 10/14/02
Posts: 73
Loc: Puyallup, WA, USA
Wanted to learn a skil that would allow me to work for myself.

#15523 - 10/20/02 11:56 AM Re: What motivated you to be an Electrician
Sean WB Offline

Registered: 09/15/02
Posts: 113
Loc: South TX
I had no Idea I would be an electrician. I'm not sure what happened.........Where am I? LOL I love it though!!

Actually, there is one thing I remember leaning me this way. when i was young,I read a hot rod magazine, there was a centerfold of a kick ass 69 nova SS , the driver was sitting in it. The article said he was a self employed electrician. He had this grin on his face I cannot describe. I thought to myself "must be nice" .......It is nice!! *grins*
Other than that its all theoretical.
I did not get as think so badly as you shocked I did.

#15524 - 10/20/02 01:18 PM Re: What motivated you to be an Electrician
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
I'm one of those kids who started playing with batteries, bulbs, and bits of wire at the age of around 5, and it just snowballed from there....

#15525 - 10/20/02 02:11 PM Re: What motivated you to be an Electrician
sparky66wv Offline

Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2334
Loc: West Virginia
My Mother used to beat me with a percolator cord... (I deserved every bit of it)...

I guess I became an electrician in an effort to "control the wire"...

Actually, my music career didn't exactly take-off, and I didn't want to starve to death!


#15526 - 10/20/02 03:24 PM Re: What motivated you to be an Electrician
David UK Offline

Registered: 10/03/02
Posts: 134
Loc: Inverness, Scotland
Ask myself this question constantly, especially when I have to crawl under some dirty confined floor space or loft filled with insulation & mouse s***.
Sad part is I really wanted to do this when I left school, now I wish I had stuck in & went to uni!
I do get some job satisfaction when customers are grateful for a job well done, like the man who came round to pay his bill on Friday evening, complete with cheque & a boxed bottle of Glenfiddich 12 year old. (My favourite!)

#15527 - 10/20/02 03:26 PM Re: What motivated you to be an Electrician
Bjarney Offline

Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2561
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Age 2½—table lamp cord—had the two plug pins straddled around my thumb during insertion. It stung and burned more than anything at that age. \:\/

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