Linemen are special people – Let them know you appreciate them.
- Apr 22, 2021 10:40 am GMT
How many of you would go out in a blizzard and hang out in tree held in place by a leather belt and a couple of spikes belted to your legs?
How many of you would go up in a bucket within a windstorm and work as your platform was shaken in the wind?
How many of you would work in such a job if you could make more working indoors doing construction?
They deal with high voltage, they have to deal with large heavy tools to do their job, the weather and more. Linemen deal daily with things most of us are only willing to do in an emergency.
Many of them have been yelled at because they were not “fast enough”, or “were ruining the trees” or other reasons, most of which are not true, and not the lineman’s fault. Linemen don’t deserve this sort of behavior from the public.
There are not the number of dedicated young people needed to fill all the positions that will open who are interested. In many cases the job is a family job with third and fourth generations now working in the position. We need to create more “line” families.
To those of you who work or have worked in the job, all I can do is salute you. Thank you for working in conditions most won’t.
Thank you, linemen!
Your job will only grow more important.
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