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  • The Apprentice Bible

    Wanted to start a thread entitled "The apprentice bible." If such a bible existed what would you enter into it, what could you pass on down to the next generation, such as (advice, rules, expections, experinces). I want everyone in on this, add something to the bible so all apprentices can read & learn from the best.

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    Re: The Apprentice Bible

    Originally posted by BigD3129 View Post
    Wanted to start a thread entitled "The apprentice bible." If such a bible existed what would you enter into it, what could you pass on down to the next generation, such as (advice, rules, expections, experinces). I want everyone in on this, add something to the bible so all apprentices can read & learn from the best.
    There are a few out already. Chicago Local 130 issues one to every plumber.
    Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
    Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
    Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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      Re: The Apprentice Bible

      1. Never stand there with your hands in your pocket always be doing something and look busy

      Tony

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      • #4
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        I'm with AFM, always be doing something even if it is wrong. If you are doing something wrong you will be corrected and learn something. If you are doing nothing you will be ejected and learn nothing.

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          Re: The Apprentice Bible

          Quality is never an accident. Always be on the look out for you're next step.(Stay Busy) don't rush speed will come with experience. When your Master (license holder) is talking Make sure your all ears weather or not it pertains to what your doing you will always learn from them speaking.Always carry your Pumps,4-1 screwdriver and a rag with you, Sleep with them if you have to but get used to it.



          now I am looking back on my 4 years wondering why I did the complete opposite.

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          • #6
            Re: The Apprentice Bible

            Originally posted by AFM View Post
            1. Never stand there with your hands in your pocket always be doing something and look busy

            Tony
            A moving target is harder to hit

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            • #7
              Re: The Apprentice Bible

              Always think about the next plumber that may have to work on your install.It may be you
              ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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              • #8
                Re: The Apprentice Bible

                Leave Your head phones at HOME !
                I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                • #9
                  Re: The Apprentice Bible

                  Turn that dam cell phone off or on vib. and dont touch it till your on brake
                  SMELLS LIKE $$$$$$ TO ME

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                  • #10
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                    and alway always be on time to work as my old jurnyman said only one reason he would alow you to be late and still work with the oppasit sex if you no what I mean
                    SMELLS LIKE $$$$$$ TO ME

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                    • #11
                      Re: The Apprentice Bible

                      Ask questions and pay attention to the answers.
                      Steve in the trade since 73 doing new residential/Commercial work

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                      • #12
                        Re: The Apprentice Bible

                        1.Always I mean always walk around with a torpedo level in your back pocket.

                        2.Always remember that your tools are your j mans tools.

                        3.And most importantly always have a fresh cup off hot coffee in the morning for your j man before work starts.

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                        • #13
                          Re: The Apprentice Bible

                          Don't do anything you wouldn't be willing to sign your name to.

                          I had a JM make me do that on one 20 story hotel job. Every toilet I set and lav I installed I had to sign my name and the date with pencil on a spot on the china where it would not show. But when someone came behind me and had to replace it they would know who did the work and if I did a bad job they would know. Conversly if I did a good job they would know, might not be until 50 years later but they would know.

                          When you have to leave your fingerprints on your work you'll think twice when you say "good enough" or "can't see it from my house".
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