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#51659 - 05/06/05 06:37 AM Omaha, NE
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Registered: 05/03/05
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My wife and I will be moving to the Omaha, NE area. I have been working as a carpenter for the last few years but have found the electrical work I have done to be both challenging and enjoyable. So I am expanding my job search to include openings for entry level residential electricians.

Although I am relatively inexperienced, I hope my attitude and eagerness can help make up for my level of experience. I have great references from my previous employers. I show up on time every day so you wont have to wonder about me. I have a great attitude and sense of humor so I'm easy to work with.

I would like to find an employer who will appreciate good, dependable help. Someone who realizes that wiring skills can be taught while responsibility and desire to learn cannot.

Thanks,
Mark


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#51660 - 05/08/05 05:45 PM Re: Omaha, NE
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Registered: 06/21/01
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Welcome to Omaha
I am an electrical contractor in Omaha NE. Right now the residential building is going at a good clip. But almost all of that type of work is in the good ole boy network and is a very lowball market. The contractor's margins a quite small. With no experience you will propably not get any job offers above 8-9/hr.
Personally not bieng a good ole boy member, I have yet to get a bid that I could make any money on.
The commercial market here is very cutthroat right now.. Last 23 bids came in for less than my material and labor cost.
And I have had 9 Journeymen and or 2+ yr apprentices looking for work. Do not have any for them right now.
It's a tough place to be right now for electricial work.
Omaha is a fine place and I prefer it to many other places I have been but right now the going is tough.
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#51661 - 05/08/05 07:06 PM Re: Omaha, NE
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nesparky-

Thanks for your honest input. I will keep an eye open, but will concentrate on carpentry jobs. Sorry to here things are so cut-throat for both you and your guys.

Thanks again,
Mark

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