the journeyman's/master's test
I was wondering if anybody's ever heard of this school it's a home study course, Penn and Foster.
I never know when I'm going to get home, it depends on the jobs for the day. And I'm a service plumber, I've been doing plumbing for 15 years, alot of those years were as a helper ( until the boss was in a bind many times :) though...
Anyway, I have this idea to start my own business, doing installations for Home Depots and Lowes, or else just drain cleaning only, I'm pretty good at drains, don't want to jinx myself saying that and get a cable stuck tomorrow.
But anyway, I know for H.D. and even maybe just to open up a business doing drians, you have to have a master's license, for H.D. you do becuase you have to be able to pull permits, all their water heaters get a permit, electric or gas. And I don't know if you need a master's license to operate a drain cleaning business, but I'm sure it would make the home owner alot more comfortable if you were properly licensed and bonded and insured etc.
So anyway, I need coaching getting my journeyman's license, and then I guess you have to wait 2 years after having that before you can take the master's test. I dont know if that depends on how much experience you have though.
lead them to water- cant make them drink
its sort of a funny thing I have experienced with my apprencites
...... if you try to be a good person and
help them and encourage them to get their lisc,
they consider you a LOSER and a CHUMP!!!
eventually if they finally get their journeymens lisc,
their egos get so big that they have to leave you
and prove to you that they did not need your help in the first place
they usually left me by burning their bridges behind them and
all the troubles that this implies...
they dont appreciate a thing you did
to prod them along....
Or in hindsight, I suppose they dont like to feel indebted
to someone that helped them.
Now as a REAL TRUE HARD ASS BOSS , if
you act like a total complete a-hole
to your apprentices...and hold them down,
for some reason they seem to respect you for it!!!
If you do everything to keep them from bettering themselves ....
dont offer them any kind of training and dont send them to
classes available.....tell them that they are too damn stupid to
pass the tests ect... guess what happens.....
you got someone "indentured to you"
for a lot longer time before they finally wise up and
do it all for themselves....
then eventuyally leave you and go out on their own..
any insights here??
go take the test perry cat
just go take the damn test and see what happens.....
it dont matter one bit if you pass or fail.....
but you will get a feel for it.