eight years in the marine corps. went through a marriage, and a divorce. decided to get out and try my "luck" as a civilian. first job, walked into a union shop, applied for a job as a helper. interviewer asked what experience i had. i told him i had 8 years learning how to kill people, and wanted to expand my talents. was offered a chance to enroll in the IBEW electrical apprenticeship program offered at that time. jumped on it. 31 years later, here i am. not sure if its an "improvement", though. :S
Re: What motivated you to be an Electrician#15522 10/20/0210:05 AM10/20/0210:05 AM
I had no Idea I would be an electrician. I'm not sure what happened.........Where am I? LOL I love it though!!
Actually, there is one thing I remember leaning me this way. when i was young,I read a hot rod magazine, there was a centerfold of a kick ass 69 nova SS , the driver was sitting in it. The article said he was a self employed electrician. He had this grin on his face I cannot describe. I thought to myself "must be nice" .......It is nice!! *grins* Other than that its all theoretical.
I did not get as think so badly as you shocked I did.
Re: What motivated you to be an Electrician#15524 10/20/0203:18 PM10/20/0203:18 PM
Ask myself this question constantly, especially when I have to crawl under some dirty confined floor space or loft filled with insulation & mouse s***. Sad part is I really wanted to do this when I left school, now I wish I had stuck in & went to uni! I do get some job satisfaction when customers are grateful for a job well done, like the man who came round to pay his bill on Friday evening, complete with cheque & a boxed bottle of Glenfiddich 12 year old. (My favourite!)
Re: What motivated you to be an Electrician#15527 10/20/0205:26 PM10/20/0205:26 PM