Electricians – The Prima Dona’s Électricien Boucherville, QC of UK Building & Construction Maybe you don’t agree and you think electricians are like other tradesmen but if you worked with them you would soon find out why we call them the Prima Dona’s of Building & Construction.
Electricians Are Superior To Other Tradesmen – Everyone in building & construction know that electricians are more superior to other tradesmen. You might be wondering why so let me fill you in with a few facts:
- Electricians that work in building & construction don’t like to get their hands dirty;
- Electricians don’t like dust and having to chase cables into walls, they would much rather run the cables along the top of the skirting or straight up the walls in a nice little white plastic box;
- Electricians study more than anyone else in building & construction. Because of that they cant’ work long hours on site like other tradesmen. Mostly they like to study birds, horse racing, and football. They can be found studying most days in cafes, pubs and bookies;
- Electricians charge far more than other tradesmen – presumably to pay for the extensive studies.
Those are just a few facts about electricians that you might need to bear in mind if ever you can afford to hire one.
How To Deal With Electricians In Your Home – First off you have to remember that electricians are not like other tradesmen and won’t wake you up too early in the morning. Don’t expect them until at least 10am.
Now you need to remember that if you need any little job done you have to move everything out of their way or preferably clear out the room if you need a replacement socket or switch.
Electricians don’t like working in rooms with furniture and I think it’s against their religion to move furniture or lift anything too heavy so you need to remember this if you want to get the job done.
Dust sheets can be a problem because electricians are mostly oversized – probably from too much studying – and normally don’t have space in their little white vans for dust sheets. The thing here is not to mention anything and supply and fit your own dust sheets if you value your furniture and furnishings.
Did I mention the asthma? I don’t like mentioning this but rumor has it that almost all electricians are asthmatic. I’m not entirely sure about this so I am going to use the word “allegedly” but it first came to my attention when I noticed that on every job I went on where electricians had been working there was grit and dust everywhere. I soon discovered that electricians never clean up during the job or after the job.
Now don’t jump to the wrong conclusion here, it’s not because they don’t want to clean up, it’s just that they can’t because the dust would be really bad for their chest and presumably would give them an asthma attack.
Electricians Language & Terminology – It’s also accepted in the building & construction industry that electricians tend to speak their own language when you gat a few of them together. I think it called isolatercrap which I believe is used a lot especially when dealing with customers and invoicing.
The point is that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask if you don’t understand what is being said and if they use a bit of their own language – by mistake – then ask for an explanation in English so that you know what the actual job is and what it is you’re going to have to pay heavily for.
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