I call these the “Laws of Linework”
1. The worse the weather, the more you are required to be out in it.
2. The tough part about being a Foreman is that Lineman don’t know what they want, but they know for certain what they don’t want.
3. Never tell any Foreman or Manager you have nothing to do.
4. Never screw over another Lineman; you’ll never know when he could screw over you.
5. Nobody cares what you did yesterday or what you are going to do tomorrow. What is important is what you are doing now to help the situation we are in.
6. If you drop a Lineman in the middle of nowhere with a drill, a hammer, and an anvil, tell him not to screw anything up, and come back two hours later, the drill will be burn’t up, the hammer is lost and the anvil will be broken. Why, Because Lineman gotta try shit “.
7. If at first you don’t succeed, blame it on the new apprentice or even better the groundman!
8. Professional Linemen are predictable, but the world is full of amateurs that are dangerous.
9. Never underestimate the ignorance of Apprentices and helpers.
10. There is no such thing as a perfect plan.
11. Just about the time you think you have electricity figured out, it will bite you in the ass.
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