“You can make a lot of money by being a great electrician,” says electrician Jacksonville, 27, who was born in Kentucky and lives in New Jersey.
But he admits he feels “more comfortable being an electrician than a mechanic.”
“You’re going to get called a mechanic,” he explains.
“The day I’m done, I get to go back to work.” “
JackSONVILLE’S job, as a contractor for the city of New York, is to install the city’s emergency lighting system and then help out in a variety of other ways. “
The day I’m done, I get to go back to work.”
JackSONVILLE’S job, as a contractor for the city of New York, is to install the city’s emergency lighting system and then help out in a variety of other ways.
It was not until he moved to New Jersey that he met his future wife, Jessica.
She had worked in the construction industry and had worked as a saleswoman at a jewelry store in Florida.
He also had worked at a tire factory, but it was the new electrician job that made him feel “more like a real man,” he tells CNNMoney.
The job required a lot more effort than he had expected.
“We were doing electrical work on a big building, and we were building it out of old pipes,” he recalls.
JackSONville said he was initially nervous about starting, and decided to give it a shot. “
My wife was like, oh my God, this is what I’ve been working on for four years?”
JackSONville said he was initially nervous about starting, and decided to give it a shot.
He went online, looked at the job description, and was “surprised” to learn he would have to take over maintenance on a building that had been under construction for six years.
“It was not something I thought I would be able to handle,” he remembers.
But after taking a break to study electrical engineering at SUNY Upstate Medical School in Syracuse, New York (SUNY Upstater, as it is sometimes known), he was “completely hooked” on the job.
And, despite his anxiety about starting the job, he says he was very motivated to complete it.
He also had to be flexible in order to work remotely, but says that “I was always able to get back in the day-to-day.
Jacksonville says he spent time at home while working on the project, and it allowed him to “take my mind off the fact that I had to do this.”
On top of that, he enjoyed the “hometown experience” of being able to travel around and interact with the people who live near his work site. “
Every day I would just go on a hike or a run,” he notes.
On top of that, he enjoyed the “hometown experience” of being able to travel around and interact with the people who live near his work site.
It was a “really great thing,” he adds.
His family, meanwhile, appreciated the experience.
“They said, ‘It’s a good job, and you’re a great person,'” JackSONVIL, NJ “My family is a little bit different than the rest of the community, but I’ve always had a good time with them,” he told CNNMoney, noting that he had “a great family environment.”
On the flip side, he was constantly looking over his shoulder to make sure his family were safe.
“If someone comes and tries to come in here and hurt anyone, I’m going to kick them out,” he said.
JackSONVILLE’s experience with his new job also taught him about what a “good job” truly means to him.
When asked about his work life, he explains, “My life is full of stress.
It’s full of stuff I can’t control, like how long I stay home, or how much time I take with my family, or the stress of not getting paid.”
And he has to work for that.
“You have to be able work a lot for your salary, and if you don’t work a fair amount of time, you’re not going to have a good life,” he continued.
So what exactly do you do in a job where you can’t actually control how much money you make?
JackSON, NJ “You have a choice,” he replies.
“Either you make the best decisions for yourself and your family, and live in the comfort of your own home, which I’m not really going to do, or you have to live on the streets, and that’s the most stressful part.”
JackSons position at the city government contractor company, as well as his new position as an electricians apprentice, provided