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    Back in 1986 the test consisted of a math test, colorblindness test and a manual dexterity using a peg board similar to the one that I posted. It was pretty funny to see a long table full of apprentice applicants with pegs flying all over the place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    Back in 1986 the test consisted of a math test, colorblindness test and a manual dexterity using a peg board similar to the one that I posted. It was pretty funny to see a long table full of apprentice applicants with pegs flying all over the place.
    So what were you supposed to do on the dexterity test? Keep jumping pegs and hopefully only be left with one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionDave View Post
    So what were you supposed to do on the dexterity test? Keep jumping pegs and hopefully only be left with one?
    From what I remember there were two tests, one where you turned over and reinserted the peg in the same hole as many pegs as you could in 30 seconds. The second was you moved the pegs from one board to another and reinserted them, as many as you could in 30 seconds.

    I guess that the thought was that without a certain amount of manual dexterity in your hands you couldn't be a good electrician.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smart $ View Post
    Afraid not...




    ...that's the attitude test.
    it was neither. instead, it turned out
    to be the reality for a lot of folks...


    you may have a problem when you take a
    look at the dispatch page on your local unions
    website, and under work available for dispatch,
    there is a link to extended unemployment claims,
    and the food bank.

    just sayin'..... ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Stolz View Post
    I thought this was the union aptitude test.

    Just kidding, don't get your knickers in a twist.

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    Nicely done. Those carpenters passed the test and are now proud union members like me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulthrotl View Post
    it was neither. instead, it turned out
    to be the reality for a lot of folks...


    you may have a problem when you take a
    look at the dispatch page on your local unions
    website, and under work available for dispatch,
    there is a link to extended unemployment claims,
    and the food bank.


    just sayin'..... ;-)
    And that don't test one's attitude...???
    I'll never get there. No matter where I go, I'm always here.

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