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Old 04-03-2013, 06:54 PM   #121
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I've seen it before...But all parties involved in my little story are "professionals"

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Old 04-03-2013, 07:00 PM   #122
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:04 PM   #123
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A wiseguy huh
That wasn't directed at you! Simply saying the GC's allowance was too low, the competitions bid was way too low and my number was just right
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:17 PM   #124
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:18 PM   #125
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I've seen it before...But all parties involved in my little story are "professionals"

He might have done you a favor.

You know how it goes when they are supplying at parts/materials. Suddenly its, oh, I forgot to get that while I was out, i'll have it tomorrow. Then you have more windshield time.
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He might have done you a favor.

You know how it goes when they are supplying at parts/materials. Suddenly its, oh, I forgot to get that while I was out, i'll have it tomorrow. Then you have more windshield time.
I thought of that- and that his scheduling was a little out of whack.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:06 PM   #127
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Unless the guy was going to be on site as a 'go for' the idea of a homeowner supplying plumbing parts is kind of a joke----

"Gee,I didn't know what a street 45 was so I got you one of these................."
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Heh. In general, everyone likes to believe that what they do is more important and more dangerous than the average job. When in reality, we all drive to work. And we are 1000x more likely to die driving to work and getting hit by a drunk driver than we are to die by getting electricuted. I'll guess an electrician is less likely to die while doing electrical work (which he's trained to do) than when he's getting to work, and an electrician doing electrical work is actually a pretty safe thing because again of the training and focus on the work at hand. Given this, I think we're all about equally likely to be hurt (or worse) on the job by the things that are most likely to actually be harmful or deathly (trivial things like driving or using a ladder).
Well, I drove to work for over 40 years and have logged over 1,000,000 miles on the road in my lifetime and never once sweated as much behind the wheel as I did when I was working live 480v or had that 7200v overhead line only inches from my head. Guess you had to be there.

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Personally, I would say the health risks a doctor or nurse faces far exceed the health risks that an electrician faces.
And how did you arrive at THAT conclusion?

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No research behind this tho...
Oh... Okay... Now I understand.
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And how did you arrive at THAT conclusion?
Rough guess? At least with electrocution you'd likely die straight-away. Not catch something debilitating and end up lingering with it until it kills you. Either way there's risks to be considered. Everyone thinks theirs are worse than anyone else's. Doesn't make them right though, either way.
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I would have to say that working as a healthcare pro brings several different risk challenges...all the time...

Besides working with the potentially mentally unstable patient who's life they are trying to save, the exposure to diseases on a daily basis trumps pretty much everything but the emergency first responders.

Remember Sars?? Drs and nurses can't just not show up when the plague hits, just like cops and firefighters.
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[QUOTE=wkearney99;1152173]Rough guess? At least with electrocution you'd likely die straight-away.

Don't be so sure about that.

Contains graphic scenes and not for the faint of heart.

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Don't be so sure about that.

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I will take your word for it, I ain't looking, I haven't had my biscuit and sausage this morning yet. I saw enough bad stuff back in the 60s when I was a fireman.
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Don't be so sure about that.
I did say 'likely' not absolutely. No need to peddle gore, that's just juvenile.
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No thanks. When I was a 1st year apprentice, we were shown several gruesome pictures of charred bodies that were meant to wake us up to what can happen if you're not constantly aware of your surroundings. That was in 1974 and the images are still burned into my brain. And that's why working live 480v and above made me nervous.

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