Hello people, I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Matt and I am a 1st year apprentice in the state of MA. I have about 10 months under my belt and really like the work. I have read through alot of threads here and it seems like I could learn a few things here so I decided to sign up.
I work for a small shop doing commercial work right now but they are a bunch of knuckleheads and hacks so I am trying to get out of there. We have 2 licensed guys and about 12 apprentices who can't put in a simple device. Its pretty sad. But luckily I had an interview this morning with a new company and will be starting with them in 2 weeks. I can't wait, I will be making more $ plus getting full benefits. The owner seems like a wicked cool cool guy and told me he takes his guys on a few camping trips throughout the year and they play cards a few nights a week. I am sure once I tell my current boss I am leaving he will throw me out the door. Anyways I just wanted to say hello.
[This message has been edited by GOROSSI46 (edited 07-30-2005).]
Hey Matt, another Mass guy here. If they are knuckleheads I say call 'em knuckleheads! The fact that they have more apprentices then licensed guys pretty much confirms it. Now Bob anything you want to tell us? will you be firing Matt on Monday?
Thanks for the welcome guys. Nice to see some other MA guys out there. I am not worried about losing my job, they would be doing me a favor firing me. I could go on and on with stories but I will wait till I am no longer with them to tell.
Matt, Welcome to you as well. The best thing about this forum is that it gives you the chance to ask very knowledgeable people questions. It is particularly helpful when you live in a small community like I do in the deep South and have very little opportunity to have face to face contact with a working group of people who are really out to learn something about this line of work. Don't let it be your only source of info, however. Read all you can.