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Work slowed down? #37852 05/08/04 07:38 AM
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Steve McKinney Offline OP
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Hey Fellers, being a "New Member", I just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying the bulletin board. I am amazed by a couple of things. OK, come to think of it, maybe more. #1. The wealth of knowledge you have and jump at the chance to share. #2. I read the "Physical Demands" comments this morning and the underlying theme seems to me is "I hurt all over, but wouldn't trade it for the world!" And I guess another would be how we can/and do, encourage each other swimming upstream. OK, to my question. Is it seem rather slow out there to you guys? I am used to being covered up and it seems to me, in the Heartland anyway, times are really tight. Thanx 4 hearing me out. Proud to be a part of the "Trade" and trying to do my part in raising our level of professionalism.

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Re: Work slowed down? #37853 05/08/04 10:00 AM
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I have a help wanted ad for a residential electrician in a suburban newspaper. From over 20 resimies I found this:

10 Only Industrial Experiance
4 Little or no experiance
2 Industrial Comercial Residential done all Exp.
3 Outside Linemen Exp
3 Strong Residential Experiance

7 Was or are Union

3 Had computer field education
2 Had HVAC education
6 Had non electrical education in other fields on not specified
4 Had Industrial electricial education
Did not count # of union apprentiships

5 Are from Chicago

Survey Accucricy +/- 1


Tom

Re: Work slowed down? #37854 05/08/04 10:43 AM
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What part of IL are you looking for help in?

If it's up in Lake County, give me a holler! [Linked Image]

Re: Work slowed down? #37855 05/08/04 11:45 AM
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Steve
Our company usually has it's slow months around Jan-April... Were just coming out of it & were busier than ever!... We pretty much are always hiring..

Randy

PS... Welcome to ECN [Linked Image]

Re: Work slowed down? #37856 05/08/04 05:55 PM
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Nick Offline
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We have been slow for several months but things are now busting loose. Last month we were awarded $60 million worth of work in a 24 hour period! [Linked Image]

Re: Work slowed down? #37857 05/10/04 10:25 PM
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Steve McKinney Offline OP
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Thanx 4 the responses fellas. I live and work in southern Illinois.

Re: Work slowed down? #37858 07/29/04 11:12 AM
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Steve McKinney Offline OP
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Thoroughly enjoy the biz talk!

Re: Work slowed down? #37859 07/29/04 11:32 AM
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fewellcrew Offline
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Active 1, where are you from?

Re: Work slowed down? #37860 07/31/04 12:38 AM
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We were by Elgin but have just relocated into Lake County by Grayslake. Just right now we could use more work but mannage by.

Tom


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