No fear of the bogeyman
Hammelburg – the chimney sweep guild of the district of lower franconia released g 14 journeymen and cured three master craftsmen. Chief master craftsman reinhold noe presented the master craftsman's and journeyman's certificates after a lavish celebration. The saxophone quartet of the hammelburg town band provided the musical backdrop.
Two of the "black lucky charms are employed in jurgen zellhahn's company in machtilshausen: the newly qualified journeyman johannes fella from hammelburg and the new master andre reusch (wasserlosen). "Because I have daily contact with many people and because of my versatile tasks, I love my beautiful job", betrayal of the new chimney sweep master reusch. He had worked hard to pass the master craftsman's exam and had often traveled to the training seminars in the upper palatinate. "Free time has been a foreign word to me for the past three years", reusch thanks his family and circle of friends for their understanding.
With the master craftsman's certificate in his hands, a big stone has now fallen from reusch's heart. The new journeyman johannes fella is also overjoyed. With the words "we have packed it" the hammelburger gladly joins the group photo of the new lower frankish journeymen. Before his next chimney sweep assignment, he still wants to do his voluntary military service.
"Who is afraid of the black man?", mayor ernst stross (SPD) quoted the well-known saying at the beginning of a catch game. Despite the imminent end of the chimney sweep monopoly at the coming turn of the year, the chimney sweep profession has good prospects for a good future. "Because they are the guarantors for the domestic security and competent energy advisers" with their heard expert knowledge, emphasized stross.
Fell: "saving energy helps"
Energy has become an important issue not only for the national economy, but increasingly also for private households, emphasized mdb hans-josef fell (grune / bundnis 90) in his keynote speech. In view of the immense increase in heating oil prices, he said, precautionary measures for heat insulation, especially of old buildings, and responsible handling of energy materials are becoming increasingly urgent.
"Especially for the socially disadvantaged, there is the consequence of careful energy conservation", meant fur. As a positive side effect, fewer pollutants were released into the air. "You have a good professional future in the countryside because you know the people there, fell encouraged the new chimney sweepers.
"Punctuality, reliability and professional competence pay off", noe encouraged the young chimney sweepers to continue their education for life. Teamwork and social-communicative skills were also required. "Hard work, talent and enthusiasm, the head of training in lower franconia, harald schuldes, also expressed his wish for the new team.
The fact that there have been so few master craftsmen's titles is due to the tough examination requirements, confirmed ernst richter, deputy chairman of the lower franconian guild examination committee. Besides andre reusch (wasserlosen), simon bauer (schweinfurt) and maximilian heider (mainaschaff) also received their master craftsman's diplomas.
Only 14 of the total of 20 journeymen were able to attend the celebration. Among them was the only female chimney sweep, arnika buttner, from frensdorf (near aschaffenburg), who plans to work in the bamberg area. "I feel comfortable in the ranks and use my elbows if necessary", betrayed them. After graduating from high school, the charming chimney sweeper only needed two years of training. "I like to be with people and I also like to make them happy, says arnika. The top scorers, journeyman mario zimmermann from heimbuchenthal and young master maximilian heider from mainaschaff, received a small financial award from IKK regional director reinhold heller. The former second superintendent jurgen zellhahn had organized the ceremony, which takes place every year at a different location. With the music academy he had made a happy choice, as was confirmed to him by several sides.