ELECTRIC SHOCK AND HOW TO AVOID IT

Apparently electricians are crazy.  They work with electricity, a dangerous form of energy that can kill you! They magically put life into things and go home at the end of the day as though they are JUST average bears.  They risk their lives, so the rest of the world can have lights on at night … Continue reading ELECTRIC SHOCK AND HOW TO AVOID IT

HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME AN ELECTRICIAN…?

Something changed forever in me when my father died. I must have been at the ripest age for that sort of experience, because I’m certain the direction of my life altered forever on that day. In my late teenage years, I was asking exciting questions to the universe, such as: ‘What am I going to … Continue reading HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME AN ELECTRICIAN…?

BULLIED, SELF ESTEEM, ENDURANCE AND WIT.

Right before I head to my second year of schooling, where I will finally learn all about single phase AC (Alternating Current) electricity (because in your first year you only touch on DC,  Direct Current), I am stuck on a substation site as an electrical apprentice and first aid attendant with one other worker, Tim … Continue reading BULLIED, SELF ESTEEM, ENDURANCE AND WIT.

Getting Comfortable With Myself Makes Other People Comfortable With Me Too

In the back seat of a 4X4 black pick-up truck, country music blasting on the radio, I chuckle at the jokes I’ve heard a million times before coming from the two short stalky country boys in the front seat. We are carpooling home from work. Our driver, Ross, whom is also our foreman, says: 'This … Continue reading Getting Comfortable With Myself Makes Other People Comfortable With Me Too

WORKING UNDER INDUCTION

I’m working under the 500kv lines. Atop a mountain looking over the mainland this time. Above the city of Coquitlam. I can look across the way and imagine the outline of the water treatment plant I was working on a few months back.  Mostly I just see the mountains of trees yonder, with a clear … Continue reading WORKING UNDER INDUCTION

Sexy things, and repulsive things

I love my job.  Driving to work I have a great time looking forward to working as an electrician.  There are a lot of sexy terms in the electrical trade.  Such as, if I ever worked with someone attractive I could try to use electrical puns to get into their pants. Pun my way into … Continue reading Sexy things, and repulsive things

First Aid, AED’s and Electrocution

Out on the work site, up a ladder, I'm wiring an LCC panel.  The print is easy to follow, and all the cables are well labeled so my mind is able to drift around in thought.  I'm thinking about AED's (automated external defibulators).  In my electrical apprenticeship program, it was stressed repeatedly, (and this question … Continue reading First Aid, AED’s and Electrocution