I don't know about the legal aspects where you are but seeing how you are a NJATC apprentice you better check your local working agreement. Most collective bargaining agreements prohibit side work as NECA feels you are competing with them. This is a real sore spot with some for reasons I can't get into here. If you would like I can direct you to some forums that you can really get a really broad spectrum of opinions on this. Maybe someone else can help you with the state laws in Georgia.
#37117 - 04/21/0407:58 PMRe: Quick Question for all???
http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/construct/ will link you to the rules that govern our state. In a nut shell the law states that you can not install, alter or repair any part of an electrical system without having or working for someone who has an electrical contractors license.
#37120 - 04/21/0411:45 PMRe: Quick Question for all???
In most jurisdictions in Georgia you are required to pull a permit to do anything electrical, which requires you to have a license. That said, more small jobs are done without a permit than with a permit and unless there is a problem, even an inspector wouldn't care. I'm not going to tell you not to do side work because I did my fair share before I had a license. I will tell you to know your limits and turn down anything you're not sure of. Also, you may want to consider getting a licensed guy to let you work under them for this work for a small cut (I did this), say 95% for you and 5% for them. But if you do that, they are responsible, so the work better be good.
#37121 - 04/21/0411:50 PMRe: Quick Question for all???
I appreciate all the replies and will look into this further before I make a final decision. I may just take a part-time job at Home Depot or Lowe's in the electrical department. Should make a small fortune just with the fact I would be one of the few there that ACTUALLY know what the materials are and how to use them.
I am curious though Jps1006, what sounds shady?
"If common sense was common, everyone would have it"-not sure, someone here
#37123 - 04/22/0411:10 PMRe: Quick Question for all???