Remember to thank your local electrician.

Remember to thank your local electrician. I've gotten "Thank you for your service" twice this month, and that's not enough

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would like to thank all plumbers, electricians, and those in the HVAC trade for their service. Zogbots should step aside to make way for our boys who keep utilities running.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nah
    Fuck every self-important tradie
    (And that's 100% of them)

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Thank you for your service
    I would never say this to anyone and I'm a tradie myself

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thank you for your service

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Years ago, a hurricane knocked down every power line in sight, and my power was still off after 5 days. I had work, though, so on day five I'm coming home and see lights on all over the place, and I'm pissed because I know mine will still be off. It's raining, and you can hear thunder, so no way they're doing anything at the moment. I come around a curve and see three trucks with the booms up, working in the rain with lighting in the area. Later on, I decide that if we ever have another disaster I'll go around and see if I can do any favors for a crew.

    Fast forward to the ice storm of the century, and again it's about day five of freezing weather with no power, and I'm driving to the store and I see guys huddled in the cab of their truck. "Can I get you anything, sausage biscuit, or what." One guy holds up a BoJangles box like he's sick of biscuits, and then another guy says he could use a drink because he's about to dry out since they're restricted to their hotel at night. It's about dark, and they say they'll be there for another half hour or so (this is right next to our neighborhood), so I go get a case of cold beer and some Jack Daniel's and some vodka. I come back and they are there, but they caution me to not show it since an asshole in the next truck will report them, so we stow it in a box and after a bit more work they leave.

    About 15 minutes later they're back, and they take an hour or so in darkness to get our power back on.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Everyone in the trades is sick to death of biscuits. Its all we ever get offered. I hate sweets. I wish only once someone would offer me a gurkin or a sausage or something.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >details unclear
        British biscuit or southern biscuit?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >anglophone thinks the world revolves around him
          Maybe learn a language other than English, monolingual retard?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            what other language says "biscuit" ?
            >why would I care what you call whatever thing your brown hands are shoving up your brown bum you useless cunt

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like you should get a generator.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You're cool. I've had customers like you. Thanks for being who you are

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thank you for your service. Unlike the military, you're a real hero

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Linesmen dance to pole to keep us turned on.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody needs to thank me when I charge them 150 to put up a fucking ceiling fan.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      $150? Thats it?!?!?!?!? HAHAHAHHAHHA!!!!! You are poor.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >$150? Thats it?!?!?!?!? HAHAHAHHAHHA!!!!! You are poor.
        He isn't an electrician. I don't think even a day laborer does shoddy electrical work for that cheap.
        And to do it professionally? To swap out a box rated to support a light with one rated to support a ceiling fan? Followed by assembling installing and wiring a ceiling fan? For $150? Shit, that's barely a tank of gas.
        Reminds me of the boomers that prey on first year electrical apprentices where I live. Lots of houses still have zinsco main panels. Scammy old people think they can save a couple thousand by convincing a first year to switch out a live main panel for $200. "You jusssst don't waaaan to wooork" they hiss. Apparently we are supposed to dance in the street like a trained monkey at the opportunity to receive one of their dollars.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You're probably right. I've encountered cheap homeowners that thought I was cheating them by insisting that the junction box be swapped out for a fan-rated metal one.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >$150? Thats it?!?!?!?!? HAHAHAHHAHHA!!!!! You are poor.
        He isn't an electrician. I don't think even a day laborer does shoddy electrical work for that cheap.
        And to do it professionally? To swap out a box rated to support a light with one rated to support a ceiling fan? Followed by assembling installing and wiring a ceiling fan? For $150? Shit, that's barely a tank of gas.
        Reminds me of the boomers that prey on first year electrical apprentices where I live. Lots of houses still have zinsco main panels. Scammy old people think they can save a couple thousand by convincing a first year to switch out a live main panel for $200. "You jusssst don't waaaan to wooork" they hiss. Apparently we are supposed to dance in the street like a trained monkey at the opportunity to receive one of their dollars.

        Well shit, what do you guys think I should charge for side work then? I usually price fans at 150 (or less if they have a lot of them) and feel bad about it because it's so fast and easy. Am I fucking myself over? What do you guys usually charge for something like that?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          for a standard height ceiling fan (up to a 6' a frame ladder), direct swap out (box is already fan rated), not complicated ceiling fan (not one of the folding blade with million crystals or the fucking monkey ones with 2 motors and sets of blades), i charge $225. price goes up from there

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well now I feel like a dipshit. Do you ever get people bitching at you about a price like that?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              1st rule of business is to tell the customer the price up front. if they dont like it, they can find another electrician. i dont need every job i bid. if im slow, i can wiggle the price down to keep money flowing, but even in our failing economy i keep the work flowing 90+% of the time

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >monkey ones with 2 motors and sets of blades
            What?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              this is the one I installed recently, but i have installed one, maybe another brand, that had fucking monkeys hanging onto the downrod and the customer was telling me all about the orientation of the monkeys face and tail and shit meaning different things. the one with the monkeys costs like $4k

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I usually price fans at 150
          How many did you do last week?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            1 for one guy at 150 and 2 for another person for 100 each.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >1 for one guy at 150 and 2 for another person for 100 each.
              So what do you do for a living?

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    POCO guy (linesman I think) lives down the street from me. Lost power in the storm a few days ago, came back on an hour later. Went outside to go to work right as POCO guy was going by, gave him a big stage clap and a thumbs up and got a honk back. Did my bit for the week I guess.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >wow thank you tradie for being so brave as to collect overtime pay

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thank you for your cervix.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My house uses solar.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Doing what you've been well paid to do does not merit thanking.

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