Johnny, obviously the job was not permitted and inspected or this box would not have been covered.
It seems to me you now have an agenda to justify your performing electrical work without a license.
I don't know how it is in other areas but where I'm at we have a 1-1 license to apprentice ratio, if any person of any expertise charges a fee for electrical work without a license they will be disciplined.
This can mean revocation of occupational licenses.
The suppliers are not going to change their attitudes and license holders are not going to change theirs.
Let's move on.