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Riverview Electrician – A day in the life

A day in the life…

Eliza

“What does your morning look like?”

“My day starts out around 7:20 or so. I start out loading up materials for the day’s jobs which goes pretty quick since my partner and I work really well together, and then we’re pretty much out the door. We do a lot of work in the Riverview area, so it’s I75, 41, 301 – one of the biggest parts of my day – figuring out the best way to get around traffic to Fishhawk – just kidding.”

“What type of work do you generally do?”

Umm, a little bit of everything. That’s what I like about working in electric, there’s a lot of variety. We do a lot of panel changes and disconnect changes and remodels, a lot. “

“Do you work mostly inside or outside?”

“About half and half. Boat docks, landscape lighting, panels, disconnects, that kind of thing, that’s outside. A lot of custom remodels – both inside and out.”

“Why did you decide to become an Electrician?”

“I worked as a CNA before and I loved it but a few years ago I decided I wanted to work with my hands. I’m a good problem solver, I like things done right the first time – not to blow my own horn. Electric’s not easy. But I love it. It was a great choice.”

“What’s it like being a woman in a male-dominated industry?”

“I like what I do. Everybody gets along really well and I’m one of the team. I think I get the respect I do because of my skills and my knowledge. I really think more women should do this. There are good opportunities that you don’t necessarily have in other careers and I basically have the same hours as my son in school, I get to spend the weekends with him…which is great for all parents here – moms, dads, whoever.”