Test Leads — Avoid Falling in Love with Them

07/01/2008
On a flight from Seattle to the East Coast, a fellow passenger asked me what I do for a living. I gave him the standard “electrical testing and maintenance” answer, and he began telling me factory maintenance stories from his work experience. I figured I was in for several hours of discussion on the subject. Never missing an opportunity to learn from a situation, I asked the gentleman if he had any electrical safety-related issues at his facility. As luck would have it he was full of stories that made me cringe, most of which belonged in the unqualified worker category.