October 21, 2011
How Many Electricians Does It Take to Screw In a Light Bulb?
Or rather, how much time and how many electricians should it take to screw in a light bulb? The truth is that you really don't need one at all, but I suppose that if you happen to have a sparky or two hanging around, then you would really need just one. And it would take only a few moments to complete. However, if we're talking about a local government agency contracting to have this task performed, then the answer to the first question may come as bit of a shock to the taxpayer. As a young electrical contractor, I was first introduced into the surreal world of government work back in 1999. Let's just say it was for a California South Bay Area county. My company was asked to provide a proposal for the hourly labor rate that we would charge to perform several miscellaneous "Y2K" electrical projects at various county-owned buildings prior to the end of the year. We ended up winning the contract, which definitely made my guys happy because they were able...(Read Full Article)