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#66327 - 05/30/06 08:18 PM Thanks to all of you  
steve ancient apprentice  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2005
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Just wanted to say thanks to all of you who helped me when I was ready to give thisup after 2 years as a apprentice. I start a new job in three weeks. Yes the old boss gets a 2 week notice. If it wernt for all of your replys and trumpy your the best I would have given up. Thanks for keeping my hopes up when I was ready to throw the past two years away. Best of luck to all of you and please BE SAFE OUT THERE.
Steve


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#66328 - 05/30/06 09:00 PM Re: Thanks to all of you  
Roger  Offline
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Steve, I'm glad things are working out.

Roger


#66329 - 05/30/06 09:12 PM Re: Thanks to all of you  
electure  Offline


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Posts: 4,259
Fullerton, CA USA
Steve,
I don't think there are any of us out there that haven't at one time or another wondered if we should stick with it.

I'm glad you decided to hang in & hope it all works out well.

We need more guys like you in the trade.


#66330 - 05/30/06 09:43 PM Re: Thanks to all of you  
LK  Offline
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Posts: 1,429
New Jersey
Steve,
That is great, stick with it, we all know, how hard is.


#66331 - 05/30/06 09:49 PM Re: Thanks to all of you  
ShockMe77  Offline
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Posts: 821
Rahway, New Jersey
Glad to hear you're sticking with it. The first few years as a helper can be brutal. I had a guy tell me I should start looking for another line of work after my first year. Now, 15 years later, I'm still pulling wire and making up slice boxes.


#66332 - 05/30/06 10:40 PM Re: Thanks to all of you  
Celtic  Offline
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Posts: 361
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I quit everyday...only to return the next day - and quit again.

Seriously, I can recall coming home from work and hitting the heavy bag for quite awhile..imagining it was my boss.

How does that story go about the various parts of the body trying to decide who's in charge? [Linked Image]


~~ CELTIC ~~
...-= NJ =-...

#66333 - 06/02/06 08:37 PM Re: Thanks to all of you  
Trumpy  Offline


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Not a problem at all Steve,
It seemed a shame for a guy like you to just throw away a lot of hard work.
As electure said above, most of us have had the same doubts.
This is a good trade to work in, besides the fact that it has it's ups and downs (as indeed any job does).
I'm really glad you chose to carry on with your apprenticeship, don't worry, things will get better. [Linked Image]


Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#66334 - 06/02/06 09:37 PM Re: Thanks to all of you  
mahlere  Offline
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I quit everyday...only to return the next day - and quit again.


i prefer to fire myself everyday, then i apply for unemployment to raise my rates and screw myself. but i always get the last laugh by denying myself unemployment [Linked Image]


#66335 - 06/03/06 02:53 AM Re: Thanks to all of you  
macmikeman  Offline
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Posts: 717
Honolulu, Hawaii
If there is no such thing as too old to be an apprentice, I wonder if Hugh Hefner needs one?


#66336 - 06/04/06 01:31 PM Re: Thanks to all of you  
luckyshadow  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 305
Maryland USA
Glad you hung in there !! Had you tossed in the towel you would've always wondered what if I had stuck it out. We all have been to the point of giving up so don't worry aboout it. I think deep down you wanted to complete the apprenticeship and stay in the electrical field. Why else would you have posted you were thinking of moving on. You seem dedicated to the trade and we need more folks like you in the trade !! You can always "vent" here when it gets to you.
Best of Luck and Welcome Back !



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