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#37852 - 05/08/04 08:38 AM Work slowed down?  
Steve McKinney  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 79
Marion, Illinois
Hey Fellers, being a "New Member", I just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying the bulletin board. I am amazed by a couple of things. OK, come to think of it, maybe more. #1. The wealth of knowledge you have and jump at the chance to share. #2. I read the "Physical Demands" comments this morning and the underlying theme seems to me is "I hurt all over, but wouldn't trade it for the world!" And I guess another would be how we can/and do, encourage each other swimming upstream. OK, to my question. Is it seem rather slow out there to you guys? I am used to being covered up and it seems to me, in the Heartland anyway, times are really tight. Thanx 4 hearing me out. Proud to be a part of the "Trade" and trying to do my part in raising our level of professionalism.


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#37853 - 05/08/04 11:00 AM Re: Work slowed down?  
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Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 687
Grayslake IL, USA
I have a help wanted ad for a residential electrician in a suburban newspaper. From over 20 resimies I found this:

10 Only Industrial Experiance
4 Little or no experiance
2 Industrial Comercial Residential done all Exp.
3 Outside Linemen Exp
3 Strong Residential Experiance

7 Was or are Union

3 Had computer field education
2 Had HVAC education
6 Had non electrical education in other fields on not specified
4 Had Industrial electricial education
Did not count # of union apprentiships

5 Are from Chicago

Survey Accucricy +/- 1


Tom


#37854 - 05/08/04 11:43 AM Re: Work slowed down?  
DougW  Offline
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North Chicago, IL
What part of IL are you looking for help in?

If it's up in Lake County, give me a holler! [Linked Image]


#37855 - 05/08/04 12:45 PM Re: Work slowed down?  
Lostazhell  Offline
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Steve
Our company usually has it's slow months around Jan-April... Were just coming out of it & were busier than ever!... We pretty much are always hiring..

Randy

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#37856 - 05/08/04 06:55 PM Re: Work slowed down?  
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Posts: 599
Riverside, CA
We have been slow for several months but things are now busting loose. Last month we were awarded $60 million worth of work in a 24 hour period! [Linked Image]


#37857 - 05/10/04 11:25 PM Re: Work slowed down?  
Steve McKinney  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 79
Marion, Illinois
Thanx 4 the responses fellas. I live and work in southern Illinois.


#37858 - 07/29/04 12:12 PM Re: Work slowed down?  
Steve McKinney  Offline
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Marion, Illinois
Thoroughly enjoy the biz talk!


#37859 - 07/29/04 12:32 PM Re: Work slowed down?  
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Rockford, IL, USA
Active 1, where are you from?


#37860 - 07/31/04 01:38 AM Re: Work slowed down?  
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Grayslake IL, USA
We were by Elgin but have just relocated into Lake County by Grayslake. Just right now we could use more work but mannage by.

Tom



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