Hmmm. I'm still scratching my head on that one. This is the only type of work that I've ever done that I can get out of bed easily in the morning. I've done other types of things that were not construction or electrical related, and most would cause me to dread the next morning. I guess I really enjoy electrical work.ProWallGuy said:Why are you in the trade that you are?
My father operated a few hotels, restaraunts, and dinner theaters. From a very young age, I would follow around the plumbers, electricians, elevator repairmen, painters, carpet/tile men, etc. The electrical work particularly appealed to me. When I was a very young teenager (tool young to actually legally work) I was apprenticing to an old timer. I did take a little time off for college and a few other adventures chasing the fast buck, but I came back to electrical construction.ProWallGuy said:How did you get introduced to it?
I suppose when you find something you're good at and successful at, it doesn't make much sense to do anything else. I have always done other things along with electrical work (the occasional rehab, build new, etc.), but they are generally related to the trade. While electrical is my main trade, I've learned and worked in a few other trades for short periods just to expand my horizons. Even if I'm fixing a walk-in freezer or repairing a grain elevator, I still tell everyone I'm an electrician.ProWallGuy said:Why did you stay in it?
I was looking for a job, and one opened up in a flooring place for a warehouseman.Why are you in the trade that you are?
After a couple years, I requested to get into sales. The Owner encouraged me to try, after I cut my hairHow did you get introduced to it?
Turns out I was pretty good at it. I started outselling people who have been in the biz for years.Why did you stay in it?
and just never seem to make it to class. Got booted from school a short time later. Came home, and flirted with police/jail-time before I pulled my head out of my a$$.
Finally, woke up, and started my own thing.
That, my friend, is the profound statement of the day.I have a masters degree from college but I have a lot of respect for tradespeople if they are good and not jerks. I have met a lot of jerks. I have met a lot of jerks with masters degrees also.