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    Is it possible for me to be an electrician?

    I'm 22 years old and thinking about going to trade school. The issue is that I have a misdemeanor charge that I didn't get convicted for and I got it expunged. Is it possible for me to still be an electrician?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Listenupjunior View Post
    I'm 22 years old and thinking about going to trade school. The issue is that I have a misdemeanor charge that I didn't get convicted for and I got it expunged. Is it possible for me to still be an electrician?
    yeah.... if you want to.
    there really are only a couple questions to the exam.

    were your parents married??
    yes.

    to each other?
    no.

    ok, you can be an electrician.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulthrotl View Post
    yeah.... if you want to.
    there really are only a couple questions to the exam.

    were your parents married??
    yes.

    to each other?
    no.

    ok, you can be an electrician.
    Sounds like my last job interview....

    What can you do?

    Anything you tell me to do.

    Got your tools with you?

    Yeah.

    Put them in the back of that truck, I'll be out in a minute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Listenupjunior View Post
    I'm 22 years old and thinking about going to trade school. The issue is that I have a misdemeanor charge that I didn't get convicted for and I got it expunged. Is it possible for me to still be an electrician?
    Oh heavens yes. Someone young enough to not need reading glasses comes into an electric shop asking for a job... You could be a full fledged escaped prison convict and still get hired. Make it to work on time every day for a week and someone is thinking you might be management material.
    If you go and decide to dance with a gorilla the dance ain't over till the gorilla decides it's over.

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    GGM, showing up for the interview is the first step. Your boss will probably have a shovel or two to spare. You will start at he bottom.
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    if you lived in Virginia I'd put you to work today
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    Quote Originally Posted by Listenupjunior View Post
    I'm 22 years old and thinking about going to trade school. The issue is that I have a misdemeanor charge that I didn't get convicted for and I got it expunged. Is it possible for me to still be an electrician?
    Sure you can be an electrician with a misdemeaner but you will need a felony to be a foreman.
    The 95% of people that you can't trust give the other 5% a bad name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionDave View Post
    You could be a full fledged escaped prison convict and still get hired.
    I have worked with a couple of electricians that learned the trade in prison.

    The only time a prison record really hurts a person if if they need a security clearance to work on a job.
    The 95% of people that you can't trust give the other 5% a bad name.

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    Maybe one more question: are you color blind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    Maybe one more question: are you color blind?
    I believe we have at least one member of this forum that is color blind, so that may not be on the list of questions.
    Tom
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