To all of you I wish to thank you for helping me with all my questions . Its been a pleasure to talk with all of you but now after working a big 20 hours a week for the past two months I have decided to go back to being a machinist. I really gave this apprenticeship the best effort I could. To Doug,Trumpy,and everyone I give you my best and please be safe out there. This web site has been great. Best of luck to all of you. Steve (aka ancient apprentice)
Mahlere, All he does is fire restoration work. He relies on this soley. I have sent out resumes and I mean a lot of them. No reply what so ever. I thought that after 1.5 years commercial and 6 months residential,bucket truck work, HID lighting I thought someone would want me. Guess im just really discouraged.
#65638 - 05/09/0609:02 PMRe: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up
Steve, don't give up until your apprenticeship is over and you have your license. I was a machinist as well (2 times actually, I hated electrical during my apprenticeship) I can never imagine working at a machine again. As a matter of fact my recurring nightmare is that I am still in a shop watching the clock. Try other shops, I think you should anyway to get a well rounded look at the trade. Unless you are working for a large contractor. If you have your E1, the sky is the limit. Unless if you have your own factory then I guess the sky is the limit there too. Good luck and don't give up.