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    Question what does this mean?

    i read on an ibew job board from chicago that they were looking for people and preferred them to be flatters. what is a flatter?

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    Default Re: what does this mean?

    Those are the guys that walk around the job site patting the union guys on the back and telling them what a good job they're doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Spruce View Post
    Those are the guys that walk around the job site patting the union guys on the back and telling them what a good job they're doing.
    Easy now .

    ( I'll ask my union steward this morning )
    Last edited by djohns; 01-15-2008 at 07:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Spruce View Post
    Those are the guys that walk around the job site patting the union guys on the back and telling them what a good job they're doing.
    That would be a .... Patter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuk View Post
    That would be a .... Patter.
    I was going for more of a flatter-er.

    DJ, all in fun, not trying to start a ruckus with the union guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Spruce View Post
    I was going for more of a flatter-er.

    DJ, all in fun, not trying to start a ruckus with the union guys.
    Hey , I knew that . BTW , I did ask the Steward and he didn't know . It's not a term used in our craft ( Electric Utility ) .

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    Yeah , I figured it was some kind of wiring crew , just not a term used around here .

    BTW Yuk , that Chicago reference was what I needed to confirm my suspicion .

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    Talking Re: what does this mean?

    I do enjoy all of the jabs on this board. I am a journeyman electrician doing mostly rersidential for the past 5 years. I like to ask simple (sometimes stupid) questions to see how people from other areas of the country do and explain things. I dont want people to mistake my curiosity for lack of knowledge or know-how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk4611 View Post
    I dont want people to mistake my curiosity for lack of knowledge or know-how.
    No, that would only happen if you're from California.

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    Default Re: what does this mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by hawk4611 View Post
    I do enjoy all of the jabs on this board. I am a journeyman electrician doing mostly rersidential for the past 5 years. I like to ask simple (sometimes stupid) questions to see how people from other areas of the country do and explain things. I dont want people to mistake my curiosity for lack of knowledge or know-how.
    That's cool......................

    I've been in the trade for over 30 years and had no idea what it meant either.

    Hey though, If you're an electrician and like hanging out with other electricians take a look at this site. We have a lot of fun, learn a lot and don't take it "too" seriously. (If anyone gets out of line I have the ability to squish them like a bug. )

    http://www.electricalknowledge.com/forum/default.asp

    Hope to see you there,

    rabbitgun

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