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Old 10-10-2014, 02:54 PM   #51
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Look at most guys who have been doing it for 20-40 years and they are half brain dead from the stuff they smell all day.
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Old 10-10-2014, 05:27 PM   #52
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I know 4 people who work as a mechanic.
22 year old at Audi. 4th year.
28 year old at Honda. 4th year.
42 year old (worked at multiple shops / dealerships. since his 20s)
55 year old that owns his own private shop. (also done cars since 20s)

None of them reccomend it. As stated before, hard work, awkward positions. Do your own cars, or be the boss. Do not do it for a living.
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Old 10-10-2014, 05:39 PM   #53
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My dad was a 35 year mechanic. Recently quit and is now working with boats.

Hates having to work on his own car, it's sad because it was a passion. Hopefully with the new job, he might get back into it.
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:55 PM   #54
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I never said it was easy, just that it's versatile. There are a lot of different things that require electricians and will continue to require electricians for a very long time. There's nothing wrong with residential alarm systems but that career is very specific, you'd have a harder time transferring that to other industries should you desire to.

Either way I'd take working on new construction over pulling wires for any system in an existing build, I hate doing that stuff albeit I don't all have the tools a pro has.
it is true that you can't transfer into other industries as easily with low v electrical as with electrical but the typical install of low v is more involved than alarms, especially at the upper tier of custom homes where the installs often run several hundred k.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:45 AM   #55
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I will never work for a used car dealership, I can't imagine how many problems they have with the used cars at first. Depends on position you want.
As for official distributor, of course.
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:56 PM   #56
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it is true that you can't transfer into other industries as easily with low v electrical as with electrical but the typical install of low v is more involved than alarms, especially at the upper tier of custom homes where the installs often run several hundred k.
yes! I love what i do. Custom Smart Homes

Smart lighting controls, custom AV, shades/blind control, heating/ac control,

as well doing cctv, alarms, access control, networking.
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