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Black eye for our industry... #49687
03/13/05 07:41 AM
03/13/05 07:41 AM
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DougW  Offline OP
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Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
North Chicago, IL
First the shooter in the Lefkow case in Chicago, now the guy who went nuts up in Brookfield (Milwaukee) WI... both identified as "unemployed electricians".

Can we expect jokes about "going postal" being changed to "going electrical"?

Stay safe (and sane) guys... [Linked Image]

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Re: Black eye for our industry... #49688
03/13/05 08:52 AM
03/13/05 08:52 AM
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George Corron  Offline
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Joined: May 2001
Posts: 717
Lorton, Va USA
Awwww Geeeez,
And they ALREADY think I'm nutz [Linked Image] ..... I know, it's COPPER FEVER, makes 'em nutz every time, NOW we've got an excuse. [Linked Image]

Re: Black eye for our industry... #49689
03/13/05 09:02 AM
03/13/05 09:02 AM
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Celtic  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 361
NJ
I hear there's a DEVIL in them wires!


~~ CELTIC ~~
...-= NJ =-...
Re: Black eye for our industry... #49690
03/13/05 09:28 AM
03/13/05 09:28 AM
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NonLinearLoad  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 53
McHenry, IL. USA
Well if its unemployed electricians, maybe they have some openings at the US Postal Service?

Re: Black eye for our industry... #49691
03/13/05 11:00 AM
03/13/05 11:00 AM
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walrus  Offline
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Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 680
Bangor Me. USA
Having people alittle scared of ya might not be a bad thing. Especially when it comes to collection [Linked Image]

Re: Black eye for our industry... #49692
03/13/05 11:21 AM
03/13/05 11:21 AM
Trumpy  Offline

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Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,231
SI,New Zealand
I thought the "Devil went down to Georgia"?.
Wasn't that a Charlie Daniels song?.

Re: Black eye for our industry... #49693
03/13/05 11:58 AM
03/13/05 11:58 AM
sparky66wv  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,236
West Virginia
I feel their pain...

I came an ace of mugging an old man last month just 'cause he was dumb enough to have several grand counted out to him at my bank.

I got as far as waiting in the parking lot to see which vehicle he climbed into...

Desperation will cause people to do things they'd never normally do. Put two best of friends on a deserted island with no food, and when you come back, there will be only one...

Don't believe me? Here's how to gain some perspective: Send me ALL of your money for the next, say 6 months, or whenever you have depleated all of your savings, etc. then, after you've had your power cut off for 9 months, then tell me how good you feel about yourself. Ya can't even afford the very wares you peddle? Awww poor sparky...

Not everyone was born with a copper spoon in their mouth...

/rant off

[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 03-13-2005).]


-Virgil
Residential/Commercial Inspector
5 Star Inspections
Member IAEI
Re: Black eye for our industry... #49694
03/13/05 12:33 PM
03/13/05 12:33 PM
Trumpy  Offline

Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,231
SI,New Zealand
For God Sakes Virgil,
Snap out of it!.
If there is anything I can do to help please e-mail me.
Even if it is just for a chat.
You have to get out of your current frame of mind.
C'mon,
Can we at least talk musician to musician?. [Linked Image]

Re: Black eye for our industry... #49695
03/13/05 12:57 PM
03/13/05 12:57 PM
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golf junkie  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 507
York, NE
Virgil,
There is no reason for you to starve yourself in an area that won't support you.
You have the skills to move to any metro area in the US and live comfortably on a 40 hour week.

Rural areas are tougher but there are opportunities there too.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

GJ

Re: Black eye for our industry... #49696
03/13/05 12:57 PM
03/13/05 12:57 PM
sparky66wv  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,236
West Virginia
Sorry, Mike...

My wife is saying the same thing... But it seems only a fool would be optimistic if they were in my shoes... Kinda the "So dumb you're happy if ya can't see the reality" scenario... I digress...

In short... I will never forget the generosity of my brothers and sisters here on this site that helped me in my time of need a few years ago, but alas, I've been so much worse off since then... an ever repeated viscious cycle.

Ironically, I have work, put in a full week last week, but I netted about -$140, all said and done, and I don't have it to lose in the first place.

My rant wasn't directed towards anyone here... (George, you should know this).

It's been a damned long winter...


-Virgil
Residential/Commercial Inspector
5 Star Inspections
Member IAEI
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