What are the disadvantages of being an electrician?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You have to work.

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  • Who
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

     get careless you can get electrocuted

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  • Fred
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Your hands are constantly being over stressed by pulling and bending wire.  

    Constant repetitive hand movements wiring devices result in a very high percentage of workers developing arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

    If you are exposed to large construction jobs it may include working at high elevations. It's much safer now with more construction lift equipment on the job but the hazard of long falls still exists.  Most fall injuries are actually now from very short distances with damage to spine and head. Any fall from as little as three feet can be a life changing event!  Some jobs will expose the electrician to greatly elevated work for weeks on end. That exposure also by building schedule also occurs in Winter weather and includes ice and snow at elevated conditions.  … The cold weather can be extreme ... elevated height increases the wind speeds.   

    If you like large construction project wiring you will have to adjust to 'living out of a suitcase' away from family!

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  • John
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    My wife's uncle spent 3 months in the hospital after a substation accident. The other guy was DOA.

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  • 2 months ago

    A LABOR TYPE PHYSICAL WORK WITH TOOLS, SOMETIME MIGHT FACING DANGER.

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  • 2 months ago

    Working outdoors on New construction. Heavy lifting, wire pulling, installing conduits, bending conduit, moving conduit benders around during the summer. Sitting on your butt waiting for rain days to quit. scrambling to get done on time. Getting bumped by seniority.

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  • Dixon
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It is probably more physically demanding than you think and apart from new builds a lot of the job involves things like lifting up floor boards and reaching into cramped spaces.

    • Fred
      Lv 5
      2 months agoReport

      If you have claustrophobia, your electrical employer will have to make big accommodations around that fear!  Basically in 30+ years I have never witness a display of that phobia!

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  • 2 months ago

    Friends ask you to come fix stuff for free.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    constant risk of death regardless of electrical knowledge, and generally the pay sucks relative to the required knowledge. it was my major in college however i switched to computer science right before taking actual electrical classes and now  just a few years later make six figures as a work at home pen tester

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  • 2 months ago

    Well, one disadvantage is that if you do something stupid then you can get electrocuted.

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