Skill Builder’s ‘Day in the life’ feature takes a look at a typical day in the life of different tradespeople. In the first in the series we talk to a plumbing and heating engineer who goes by the name of Gas Man God who is one of the co-founders of the Gas Safety Super Heros campaign.*
Trade: Gas Engineer
Company: The Holy Church of The Lord
What time does your day start?
Verily being a spiritual, omnipresent being, I am on call 24 hours of the day. However, I generally rise and say morning prayers around 06:30 and be on my way to work by 07:00
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
The thought of getting home at night richer in pocket and stronger in Faith
What does a typical day entail for you?
Normally I shalt either spend my time installing a new boiler, or repairing one, or making one safe. And sending a few tweets in between jobs!
Verily it doth vary, but variety is the spice of this Holy life.
What’s the best thing about your job?
I dost enjoy always learning and taking on a new challenge. No two jobs art ever the same.
What’s the worst thing about your job?
Non paying customers, or those who haggle once an amount of shekels hath already been agreed. They are heretics, they shalt, one day, be judged.
What qualifications do you have?
Many. And an NVQ in Gas Engineering
Are you a member of any professional alliances/associations?
As my job requires, I am a member of Gas Safe. I also am a member of the Holy Church of Worcester Bosch.
What tool couldn’t you live without?
Most definitely a pair of Channel Lock grips. Very useful indeed and I should be lost without them.
What do you drive?
A Holy Chariot, pulled by six angels and two archangels
What do you do to unwind?
Burn sinners mainly. And SMITE down non believers.
What piece of advice would you give to an up and coming apprentice?
Question everything. And never take the bleed screw right out of a radiator when bleeding it!
Facebook: Is for SINNERS!
Instagram: Is for HERETICS!
* The Gas Safety Super Heroes Campaign was launched in September to improve policies, procedures and the legal requirements associated with gas safety. Find out more at: www.gassafetysuperheroes.com