When the lights go out, they’ve got your back
April 8, 2019, is National Lineman Appreciation Day
Much like Nebraska’s tourism slogan, line work is honestly not for everyone. Long hours. Hot days. Cold nights. Potentially dangerous situations involving electricity.
It is obvious that this job requires strength and grit with a good heart to work diligently through the darkest of storms. Our lineworkers humbly accept every thank you card, call and social media post from Dawson PPD customers after a major weather event. Others have noticed, too.
In 2013, the U.S. Senate designated April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day. This was a one-time resolution. In 2014, the National Rural Electric Association Board of Directors decided to permanently designate the second Monday of each April as Lineman Appreciation Day.
Why would anyone want a job like this? We spoke with several of Dawson PPD’s lineworkers to better understand their why.