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Fletch

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Went to Walmart earlier and saw several trucks from Ohio Edison... They made the trip to help out our JCPL restore power to customers affected by the recent storms... Chatted a little to the guys in one of the trucks, they seemed pretty nice... Neither of them heard of TOO... Although one inquired about our bear hunting... But heres a hats off to Ohio Edison for their help.....

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Jackalope

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Very Nice. The willingness of power companies to pool resources when needed has always amazed me.
 

Fletch

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I'm sure the guys appreciate the extra and I mean extra O/T they are getting.... GOOD FOR THEM.... They were also here when Sandy hit a few years back... I chatted with them too and they were hunters... I said come on guys I can't leave for Illinois till the power comes back on and already 3 days past due for leaving... I got home and the power was on....LOL
 

bowhunter1023

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I saw were a plane full of AEP linemen just left for Puerto Rico. Definitely seems to be one of the trades that pitch in when help is needed more than others. Or at least they publicize it better.
 

giles

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Makings some crazy amount of money a day ($2,000’ish) and the first $100,000 is tax free. There’s been a steady flow of lineman taking turns on that one.
 

"J"

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They’ve done this for years. Did it back in the 80’s after tropical storms down south. My FIL worked at Ohio Edison and sent south a few times after hurricanes very advantageous for their bank accounts...
 

Bigslam51

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Very Nice. The willingness of power companies to pool resources when needed has always amazed me.
From what I know, that’s how it used to be. It’s all about the money now.
Pretty sure it's always been about the money, Dave. You have to give some sort of incentive to encourage a guy to want to travel several hundred or a thousand miles to work in shit conditions lol.
 
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Fletch

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TOO add to this I saw several trucks from Florida and Texas the other day.... Guess they all pitch in where needed...
 

giles

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Lineman have always made good money and been in high demand. If I was 10 years younger, I’d be all over that career field. That’s a skilled trade that pulls 6 figures. Being the dumbass equipment boy ain’t a bad gig either, but there are plenty operators available.
 

"J"

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Lineman have always made good money and been in high demand. If I was 10 years younger, I’d be all over that career field. That’s a skilled trade that pulls 6 figures. Being the dumbass equipment boy ain’t a bad gig either, but there are plenty operators available.
As long as you don’t mind never seeing your family
My wife’s father and that side of the family were all linemen, worked hard, played hard and sat on their asses when it rained lol...
He was electrocuted while working a line that was not powered until someone flipped a switch that shouldn’t have been flipped... 30 years later and a shoulder replacement later. He retired...
 
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Lineman have always made good money and been in high demand. If I was 10 years younger, I’d be all over that career field. That’s a skilled trade that pulls 6 figures. Being the dumbass equipment boy ain’t a bad gig either, but there are plenty operators available.
As long as you don’t mind never seeing your family
My wife’s father and that side of the family were all linemen, worked hard, played hard and sat on their asses when it rained lol...
He was electrocuted while working a line that was not powered until someone flipped a switch that shouldn’t have been flipped... 30 years later and a shoulder replacement later. He retired...
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good gig but hard to maintain a good work/life balance when the unlimited OT carrot is always dangling in front of you. My uncle is a lineman and has never turned down any OT this was never around when my cousins were growing up. Just like anything else, gotta know when to say when