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#118022 07/27/04 08:49 PM
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Do any of you use temporary help from agencies when you run short of employees and need "electricians"?

[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]


It doesn't always work too well for us. [Linked Image]...S

#118023 07/27/04 09:37 PM
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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 11:10 PM
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LMAO [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

I hope you didnt pay for a "journeyman"!

-Randy

#118025 07/29/04 09:19 AM
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Well, as long as the conduit and other conductors doesn't exceed the maximum fill ratio... [Linked Image]

Still, that's a mighty short run [Linked Image]

#118026 07/29/04 07:44 PM
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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 07:59 PM
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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 10:57 PM
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Look on the bright side... at least those set-screw connectors are UL listed! [Linked Image]

#118029 07/30/04 06:47 AM
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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. [Linked Image]
In his defense, [Linked Image] these connectors were in tight.

#118030 07/30/04 08:24 AM
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And once the cover is on, nobody will be able to tamper with those set-screws, right? [Linked Image]

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 06:00 PM
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Scott,
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!. [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

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