Any electricians here? I want to pivot out of wagie work and become an electrician.

Any electricians here?
I want to pivot out of wagie work and become an electrician. Out of all the trades, that one seems to fit what I'm looking for the most.
Anyway, I won't be able to actually go for it until next year.
That being said, is there anything I can do now to prepare myself for jumping into the trade? Like are there any books to read or anything like that?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Frick sparkies
    Become plumber instead

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I was considering it, but I don't think I have the stomach for it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I've been pipe fitter apprentice for two years now and never had to work maintenance on sanitary or waste systems
        It's just installing pipework, testing, second fix, violating health and safety and hiding from supervisors
        Never had contact with anything nasty once

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Don't be a service guy. That's disgusting. Electricians are all gay Latino men, so choose wisely. Not even joking.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      cope and seethe

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just so you know OP, the reason everyone hates electricians is because they make the same amount of money as other trades but the work is piss easy. They'll call you soft hands and cry that when you cut a hole in the wall as you go on to the next job without a care in the world. It's the job they wish they took.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You can suck on my 15mm copper pipe you homosexual

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >they make the same amount of money as other trades
        twice as much, typically

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're going to be paid $14/hr to shit in a port-a-potty on construction sites in 120 fricking degrees baking in the sun.
    When you get through training and being an apprentice where you can get paid more, you get tossed aside and finding a job becomes fricking impossible because you're neither cheap labor or have proven mastery.
    Good luck and frick you.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good chioce OP. if I was starting over again and had the chance to pick a new career, I would go for Electrical.
    Youtube is full of free educational /instructional vides.
    Your local library is full of free access to text books on Electrical and electronics.
    aisde from that, if you are serious, it wouldnt hurt to reach out to any local electricions or electrical service companies in your area and inquire as to potential opportunuites or even advice?
    I'd almost bet money you could land yourself a temp job as a helper if your a good worker and can convince them of it

    go get some books and start studying go to Youtube and start watchingt videos on electrical work

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is this a running joke? Every week there are these threads “hey guys what books do I need to read to become an electrician/plumber/carpenter”. It’s literally just connecting wires/water runs downhill/read a tape measure and use a square. If you’re too moronic to understand that you’re probably going to have a bad time. Autistic zoomers raised by women

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >It’s literally just connecting wires/water runs downhill/read a tape measure and use a square.
      let me guess, you've been stuck at $14/hour for the past ten years and you can't figure out why

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I knows everthin I need to know. Electricity runs downhill, moron.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Electricity flows like water in a pipe, similar to how my pipe flows into your mother's gaping vegana

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Ah man I love poetsie too

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >is there anything I can do now to prepare myself for jumping into the trade? Like are there any books to read or anything like that?
    lol

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sparky here with at least 2c worth of blogpost. If you’re not a moron you will go far if you accept some of the work is going to be shitty but do it right anyway. That applies to most jobs but in the electrical world new build residential pays the least and working on old houses sucks the most. Barrier to entry is low and everyone thinks they’re uhlectrishan.
    Commercial is decent pay, lots of travel. Think updated lights for every Walmart in America or new hotels.
    Industrial is pretty is neat; run some rigid conduit and set up factory lines.
    I make my bread in service which isn’t hard because everything needs to be serviced eventually and I may have some sort of savior complex from fixing so many frick ups.
    There’s much niche to be found and a lot of different wires to run, some guys learn how to install one thing and make a career out of it or get a Jcard and travel. Definitely find out how to get a liscense in your jurisdiction and do it. Then walk into the contractors office where you want to work, look at someone’s eye and shake their hand. You won’t get anywhere with no exp over the phone.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Everything operates on electricity. EVERYTHING. Without electricity, humanity would be back to candles and getting around on bicycles and horses in a matter of one week.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Our eyes would thank us

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    FYI: Electricians have state-issued licenses. If you do not have one, you are a helper. That is a fact. Cope and seethe as appropriate.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do you get a license through a trade school?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, my licenses are issued by the states of Florida and Georgia.

        Trade schools issue "certificates", not licenses. They are good for nothing but personal validation.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >T. ass blasted anon who wasted tons of time and money following the rules when he didn't have to

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Continue to cope and seether, helper.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not in Pennsylvania. It's at the county level, and my county doesn't require anything.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sending increasingly aggresive letters to the NFPA usually nets you with an immediate masters license if not state licensure. In the meantime change out the fuse on your nearest transformer

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    electricians are tards
    t. Industrial Automation & Controls

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Libraries used to carry copies of the National Electrical Code. You can view some of the stuff online, for free, but not all of it. A whole shit-ton of stuff, on wiring basics, is on utube. I would DEFINITELY learn the basic shit and learn it well, before looking for a job. Stripping wire, soldering wires, tinning wire, different gauges and wire types and what they're used for, common tools, etc. Any trade-shows or electrical symposiums in your area? Go to'em and learn the big players in the industry.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Join the IBEW. Call your local union hall and ask them how to become an apprentice. You will be glad you did.

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