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  1. I wouldn't advise doing an apprenticeship with an air con mob. There is very little variety of work, which will result in you lack trade experience.

    Added to that, department of fair trading and tafe are really cracking down on apprentices that arnt getting enough experience.

    There's an online profiling system that you'll have to fill out weekly and a criteria that needs to be met before you can apply for a licence. And just doing air conditioning work will not be enough to get you a licence.

    Word going around is that the whole profiling system is changing due to this very reason. Allegedly it will become based on what your company does so there will be specific quotas for the different areas of electrical work. I've had abit of trouble with mine due to working mainly on high voltage switchgear.

     

    And for wages as an apprentice, as above, being an adult apprentice you'd be on 3rd year wages from the start. So anywhere from 15-25 bucks an hour, once again dependant on how Jewish the company is.


  2. you should always test for dead (no voltage) before playing with things, my biggest rule is trust no-one even if its someone you would trust because mistakes are made while isolating circuits and its your life on the line on the off chance, there are some situations where i work where you have to play with live wires but it is an absolute last resort. I would be extremely surprised if you would have to in that job. Most of the horror stories you hear about are freak accidents or someone doing something dodgey. You just need to be constantly concentrating on what your doing and know what you're messing with, it's a hell of a lot easier to simply ring/ask someone than run the risk.

     

    and probably best to ask your mate about hours, it ranges quite broadly from company to company.

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  3. sparky here currently working in the high voltage industry, ill dot point for ease

     

    -biggest things I think would be that you have common sense, willing to listen/pay attention and aren't a mong with basic handtools

    -tradeschool is a piece of piss if you are competent with basic math formula manipulation. The rest is just remembering facts, practical skills and reffering to standards for clauses and figures.

    -3year minimum apprenticeship IF your employer agrees to sign you off as competent early

    -as an adult apprentice you should start 3rd year wages (not 100% sure on NSW but in SA that is the industry standard)

    -once qualified you'll earn an absolute minimum of 60k

    -If you decided to start doing FIFO work you would be on no less than 120k a year upwards to the 200k+ in gas and oil fields

    -installing air cons you will be in roof spaces a lot, so be prepared for it to be stinking fuggin hot, I cant comment too much on the rest of the work as I'm not from that specific area of the industry, but generally speaking its pretty good.

    -your options are quite literally limitless there are so many additional courses and tickets you can do its insane (can list or you can google)

    -only drawback is it's a dangerous trade, you cant see electricity, smell it, taste it or hear it (for low voltage anyway) but one mistake can easily be your last

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  4. Rays Anceltion Glassenheit

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    18x10 +18 w/60% skidders and another 2 pairs to go with it

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    1500ono

     

    Y31 VIP Cima Rolling shell

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    -34 GTT front brakes, calipers w/endless pads

    -converted from airbags to coils all round

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    -welded diff

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    OR both for 3000ono

     

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  5. Just because there's a video saying something doesn't mean it is a credible source of information. Show some documented third party (research done by people not employed by supplement companies) scientific research about the anabolic and catabolic nature of whey. Half the time what people say about their own products is tainted research or skewed to make the product sound sound incredible, it's not like they're going going to say its shit, tastes like ass and is going to strain your kidneys.

     

    I don't use whey or any other protein supplement and never will, I enjoy eating proper foods.


  6. My diet is as above day in day out. It was only while I was trying a intermittent fasting diet i felt like crap. Right now I feel energetic all day.

     

    Also I noticed a while back you offered coaching ( I think it was you anyway). If it was do you still do that?


  7. I tried a version of it for a while. Was terrible. Felt like absolute shit during the day, had no energy just generally felt flat. During training I'd get super tired quickly, muscle soreness lingered for days, and didn't feel proper until the nights feast. Although I did lose weight quite quickly I went backwards performance wise. Personally I'd use it as a last resort. Proper training and nutrition should leave you feeling better not worse, although that its a common misconception that you aren't going hard enough if you're sore the next day.

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