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  1. Yeah, I am trying to get in via the home-grown...

    Yeah, I am trying to get in via the home-grown route. I don't have $15k to drop on lineman college. I have been doing electrical (ie electrician) work for a number of years, and I am in good shape....
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    Best jobsite pranks you have seen?

    C'mon old timers, let us know :D.
  3. Ozzy, had you gone to line school before San...

    Ozzy, had you gone to line school before San Diego hired you?
  4. How do y'all keep from losing your mind while...

    How do y'all keep from losing your mind while waiting to hear from places? Reading through these forums, it seems like the hiring process for each of these places is months long. They get a...
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    Good, I hope I am hired.

    Good, I hope I am hired.
  6. Wow, I'm sorry to hear that, ozzy. I hope your...

    Wow, I'm sorry to hear that, ozzy. I hope your wife is OK. Hang in there, and good luck with LAWP and SoCal Ed.
  7. I'm in the final round of a 3.5 month application...

    I'm in the final round of a 3.5 month application process that started out with 1300 people applying for 20 positions. Physical assessments, written test, the whole bit. This is a great job, and I...
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    I applied for an apprenticeship and am awaiting...

    I applied for an apprenticeship and am awaiting the result, so I'm not in the trade yet. There isn't a standardized set of rules that line work follows? How the hell does that work? Electricians...
  9. I agree with needing to be involved. I'm waiting...

    I agree with needing to be involved. I'm waiting to hear back about an apprenticeship I applied for here in PA. Good luck to all of you who are trying to force your way in that door :).
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    I would say to get in anywhere. You want to get...

    I would say to get in anywhere. You want to get paid, to get benefits, and to get a retirement package. If you get there by doing transmission for the next 45 years and are well-compensated for it,...
  11. Do you know they ask you stuff about the job...

    Do you know they ask you stuff about the job content, or is it more just usual interview questions about your work ethic and habits?
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    It might. Companies have literally more than a...

    It might. Companies have literally more than a thousand people applying for 15 or 20 positions, so they can be as picky as they want. Hang in there, though. Someone in HR might have some scruples...
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    Try to get in touch with anyone who has taken the...

    Try to get in touch with anyone who has taken the test recently, and get info from those folks.
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    Anyone work for PECO?

    I recently applied for work with them. I'm wondering how folks like working for them, and what it's like.
  15. And the only relevant question is, what...

    And the only relevant question is, what percentage of graduates are in an apprentice program within six months.
  16. Did any apprentice applicants hear back from PECO yet?

    I applied for their new class of apprentices starting in Sept. I applied months ago, and made it through every step of the hiring process so far (the written test, drivers license check, hands-on...
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    Thanks y'all

    Thanks y'all
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    Questions about live helicopter work

    For those of you that do this kind of stuff, I have a few questions:

    - How did you get into this aspect of the trade?

    - How were you trained?

    - Did you volunteer for this training, or were...
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    Is welding a useful skill in line work?

    How often do linemen weld?
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    LOL, thanks for your answer. It didn't have much...

    LOL, thanks for your answer. It didn't have much to do with my question, but it was great.
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    Philly. I think it's always been Philadelphia...

    Philly. I think it's always been Philadelphia Electric Company. It is owned by Exelon, which also owns ComEd and BGE.
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    Physical test at PECO?

    Hey all,


    I recently passed the written test to be hired on as an apprentice at PECO. I have been asked to come back and take the physical test, and I was wondering if anyone here has done it...
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