Storm Stories: Hurricane Bertha PT 1

Here are a few lineman stories that took place during Hurricane Bertha in 1996 around Wilmington, NC. WARNING Do not try anything mentioned in this video on your job. These stories are from “back in the day” when you could get away with this stuff. “Opinions expressed are solely my own and may not express…

Contractor or Utility Lineman?

Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Good evening, brother linemen. Today I’m going to talk about the differences between working for a contractor and working for an electric utility, or co-op. And the reason I’m talking about this is, I’ve had several comments on my YouTube channel, and I’ve also had a couple emails from guys asking me…

R.I.P. Brother

Everyone has people that help them get through their apprenticeship. Being an apprentice is like going on a long journey to reach a destination, which is the land of knowledge, the land of knowledge happens to be a Journeyman Lineman. On this journey, the apprentice will run into forks in the road. The Linemen on…

Linemen Don’t Let Lineman…

What kind of Lineman culture do you have where you work? Do you wake up in the morning and dread going to work? We all want to work at a place where everyone gets along and works together to get the job done. But sometimes it’s a discouraging struggle, other Lineman stabbing you in the…

How Do YOU Lead Your Apprentices and Helpers?

I want to ask you, which style of leading helpers and apprentice lineman is better, autocratic or democratic?  Autocratic is where the person in charge makes all the decisions and directs his workers to follow. Democratic is where the person in charge gets everyone together to make sure everyone understands what the job is and…

Lineman Make Too Much Money

Today I want to talk to you about a favorite subject of linemen, and that is the subject of overtime. Now this is going to be a little bit of a rant, because something happened to me this week. I heard somebody talking about overtime, and well it actually pissed me off in a way….

Written in Blood

I was hanging out in a Facebook group for #Lineman a couple of weeks ago, if you have never had the experience I suggest you try it out. In this group, #Lineman post things that run the scale from funny to ridiculous. The group I’m in has it’s share of trolls. A troll in a…

Linemen VS Alcohol

Welcome to another episode of The Lineman Life. The podcast for power professionals. Today we’re going to talk about a lineman favorite, alcohol. So this last week I happened to be riding around and I started thinking about a couple of alcohol stories from some of my fellow linemen and myself. I decided to get…

John M Wilson Interview

Listen as I interview John M Wilson, founder of two large Facebook groups for Lineman and Line Clearance Tree Trimmers. John and I talk about improving safety for Lineman and Tree Trimmers.   Sterling “Buck” Hampton Go Fund Me Page https://gofundme.com/sterling-hampton-recovery-fund   John M Wilson 971-678-9764 jwssky@gmail.com Lineman Brotherhood Worldwide Facebook Group Our Worldwide IBEW…