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Temporary Help #118022
07/27/04 07:49 PM
07/27/04 07:49 PM
electure  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2000
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Fullerton, CA USA
Do any of you use temporary help from agencies when you run short of employees and need "electricians"?

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

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Re: Temporary Help #118023
07/27/04 08:37 PM
07/27/04 08:37 PM
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jetlei98  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 5
South Bound Brook, NJ
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.

Re: Temporary Help #118024
07/27/04 10:10 PM
07/27/04 10:10 PM
Lostazhell  Offline
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Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
LMAO [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

I hope you didnt pay for a "journeyman"!

-Randy

Re: Temporary Help #118025
07/29/04 08:19 AM
07/29/04 08:19 AM
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DougW  Offline
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Posts: 1,143
North Chicago, IL
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]

Re: Temporary Help #118026
07/29/04 06:44 PM
07/29/04 06:44 PM
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GA76JW  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 193
Suwanee, GA USA
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

Re: Temporary Help #118027
07/29/04 06:59 PM
07/29/04 06:59 PM
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Bjarney  Offline
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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”.

Re: Temporary Help #118028
07/29/04 09:57 PM
07/29/04 09:57 PM
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OhmSweetOhm  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 20
Mazomanie, WI, USA
Look on the bright side... at least those set-screw connectors are UL listed! [Linked Image]

Re: Temporary Help #118029
07/30/04 05:47 AM
07/30/04 05:47 AM
electure  Offline
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Posts: 4,264
Fullerton, CA USA
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.

Re: Temporary Help #118030
07/30/04 07:24 AM
07/30/04 07:24 AM
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pauluk  Offline
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Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
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.

Re: Temporary Help #118031
07/30/04 05:00 PM
07/30/04 05:00 PM
Trumpy  Offline

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Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,231
SI,New Zealand
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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