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    4/18/2017 What's up guys? Been a long slow...

    4/18/2017

    What's up guys?

    Been a long slow road the past couple of months, and I dont even know if anybody still reads this damn thing, but hopefully this might help someone someday, It's...
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    Sticky: Hey man, any luck with anything?

    Hey man, any luck with anything?
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    Sticky: Yo! Any luck with anything man?

    Yo! Any luck with anything man?
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    9/28/2016 Well, it's been a few months, but...

    9/28/2016

    Well, it's been a few months, but another update.

    Not much productive has seemed to happen with linework for me the past year. It seems like I just keep spinning my wheels and getting...
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    2/6/2016 Little update.... Applied this...

    2/6/2016

    Little update....

    Applied this past week to VOLTA, so my fingers are crossed that I get in. I've been working swaps like a mad man at the fire station this past month and a half, and...
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    Congrats on getting in man! Thats awesome news. I...

    Congrats on getting in man! Thats awesome news. I love hearing stories about people who stuck with it, are driven and will not give up. Good things happen man.

    I'm hoping to be able to go to VOLTA...
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    By the way, ETLineman has mentioned applying to...

    By the way, ETLineman has mentioned applying to POCOs.

    Is a POCO short for Power Company?
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    ANOTHER UPDATE! 12/25/2015 Merry Christmas...

    ANOTHER UPDATE!

    12/25/2015

    Merry Christmas Brothers and Sisters!

    As I type this, I am currently on duty, at work, still working with the Fire Department in Baltimore. Yes, on Christmas...
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    UPDATE! Thanks brother. I appreciate the kind...

    UPDATE!

    Thanks brother. I appreciate the kind words. It's been a while since I've posted on here, so forgive me if I don't remember exactly how it went with MO Valley when I applied, but for what...
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    Hey Ridgeway, I've been "preparing myself" for a...

    Hey Ridgeway, I've been "preparing myself" for a while to try and be ready when the time comes I get that phonecall, and I too have highly considered the RV route. I definitely have truck to pull it...
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    Keep your chin up brother! Just cuz you "lived a...

    Keep your chin up brother! Just cuz you "lived a little" early on, and now there's proof on paper about it, doesnt by any means make you a bad guy. TRUST ME. The way employers look at anyone who has...
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    Figured I would update this thread....3 years...

    Figured I would update this thread....3 years later!!!!! :D


    Well right after I last posted up about driving all over hells half acre trying to get picked up somewhere, being broke....back in the...
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    So any more luck with getting into any...

    So any more luck with getting into any apprenticeship man? The thread just kind of died....
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    Had the interview last week with MOValley for...

    Had the interview last week with MOValley for IBEW Local 953 in Baraboo, Wisconsin. I think it went pretty well. They asked me quite a few questions and whatnot. Here are some of the stuff I...
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    Thanks Guys! I got to Chicago about 4:30AM...

    Thanks Guys!

    I got to Chicago about 4:30AM Central time in the morning, and had a hell of a time finding the Local 9 hall. FWIW, the people reading this who may use this information in the future,...
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    Well, good news. I have an interview on the 18th...

    Well, good news. I have an interview on the 18th with MOValley Line Constructors in Eau Claire Wisconsin through Local 953.

    About a month ago, I applied with ALBAT out of local 145.

    I also...
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    Thanks for all the words of encouragement guys! I...

    Thanks for all the words of encouragement guys! I have been really busy the last month. I went on storm work to Georgia for that ice storm for 5 days, and then had 2 weeks off. Then last Monday, I...
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    Bad News......Sorta. Intake Manifold Gasket...

    Bad News......Sorta.

    Intake Manifold Gasket on my 96 Z-71 went out last week and started pouring coolant into the heads. Temp shot up waaay past 220, and I had to immediately shut the truck off....
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    I take it this might have happened to someone in...

    I take it this might have happened to someone in the past on here?







    Just guessin.....:cool:
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    Good advice. Definitely not planning on showing...

    Good advice. Definitely not planning on showing up late....

    Care to elaborate? Is there a story or something behind you telling me this?
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    Can you elaborate on this? What did you mean...

    Can you elaborate on this?

    What did you mean in the part you typed about "also some good time jobs going and more on the way"?

    Are groundman needed?

    Or is the Apprenticeship opening up?
    ...
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    GOOD NEWS! I also have an interview scheduled...

    GOOD NEWS!

    I also have an interview scheduled for January 10, 2011 at 9AM in HELENA, MONTANA, with the Mountain States Line Constructors Apprenticeship Training that I was telling you about. Yes....
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    continued from above... Subsequently, we...

    continued from above...

    Subsequently, we started talking about linework again. I became more and more curious about what it was all about. He told me some of the things that lineman do, and talked...
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    Smokes wild ride.....

    Well I am new to these forums, so not only is this my first thread I have created, but also my first post.....

    After reading about Stubs' journey and what he has done, I have decided to do the...
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