I had a chat with Alan Bound from The Wire Guys whilst he was installing my new hob!
What made you become an electrician?
I've been on the Island for ages and did a few bits and pieces, then I did an Electrician's course after my mum got totally ripped off. I love it and have definitely found what I want to do in life.
What area of the Island do you cover?
I can go all over.
What's your favourite job and why?
Installing outside lights. It gives an instant appeal, makes a real difference and really stands out.
And the worst?
Without hesitation, installing loft lights in the height of the summer! It's too hot, especially this year!
What do you love about your job?
I get to meet and chat to all sorts of people. Most of my customers are elderly and they're great to have a natter with. It's very satisfying to get a job done and I get a real buzz from being recommended. It means I've done a good job.
Is there anything you hate about a job?
Nothing really, but it's pretty annoying when you've just done something and the customer then changes their mind. I never mind though!
OK some quick fires to get to know you!
East Wight or West Wight? East
Summer or Winter? Summer
Dogs or Cats? Cats
Sweet or Savory? Savory
Fact or Fiction? Fact
Going out or Staying in? Staying in
On the water or On dry land? On dry land - electricity and water don't mix very well!
Thanks Alan. If you need Alan to do anything, just pop a free post on Stoobi and he'll pick it up immediately.