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A journeyman is a trader or crafter who has completed an apprenticeship. A journeyman is a craftsman who had fully learned his trade and earned money but was not yet a master. To become a master, a journeyman had to submit a master work piece to a guild for judgment. If the work were deemed worthy, the journeyman would be admitted to the guild as a master.


Origin of the title

German Journeymen during journeyman years in traditional costume

The word 'journeyman' comes from the French word journee, meaning the period of one day; this refers to their right to charge a fee for each day's work. They would normally be employed by a master craftsman, but would live apart and might have a family of their own. A journeyman could not employ others. In contrast, an apprentice would be bound to a master, usually for a fixed term of seven years, and lived with the master as a member of the household, receiving most or all of their compensation in terms of food and lodging.

In parts of Europe, as in later medieval Germany, spending time as a journeyman (Geselle), moving from one town to another to gain experience of different workshops, was an important part of the training of an aspirant master. Carpenters in Germany have retained the tradition of traveling journeymen even today, although only a small minority still practice it. In later medieval England, however, most journeymen remained as employees throughout their careers, lacking the financial resources to set up their own workshops[citation needed]. In France, they were known as Compagnons.

The terms jack and knave are sometimes used as informal words for journeyman. Hence 'jack of all trades, master of none' — someone who is educated in several fields of trade, but is not yet skilled enough in any to set up their own workshop as a master.

In professional sport, the term "journeyman" refers to a player who is able to play at a starting level, but not as well as top players in a league. As such, they generally move frequently from place to place. It is a term particularly used to refer to quarterbacks in American football; players such as Trent Dilfer, Kelly Holcomb and Tony Banks are recent examples of journeymen quarterbacks.

Industrial era and later

In modern apprenticeship systems, a journeyperson is someone who has a trade certificate that required completion of an apprenticeship. This is the highest formal rank, that of master having been eliminated; it allows them to perform all the tasks of the trade within the area where they are certified, to supervise apprentices and to become self-employed.


Someone who has completed the traditional live-in apprenticeship could be considered a journeyman, as could someone who is educated in their field and has passed a board certified test. In the United States, the requirements for a journeyman's license are set by each state.[citation needed]

In the United States, employment as an electrician usually requires that a person holds a state or local (city or county) license as a journeyman or master. The journeyman license certifies that the electrician has met the requirements of time in the field (usually a minimum of 8000 hours) and time in an approved classroom setting (usually 700 hours). A journeyman has the responsibility of supervising workers of lesser experience and training them, in addition to having the qualifications (knowledge and skills) to work unsupervised himself. However, other professions where journeyman status is applicable such as contracting or plumbing, an equivalent amount of work and scholarly experience are just as desirable to an employer.

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From Wikiquote

Time changes everything.

Journeyman is a 2007 American science fiction television drama created by Kevin Falls for 20th Century Fox Television which aired on the NBC television network. The series is about a San Francisco journalist who begins to involuntarily travel backwards through time where, much to the consternation of his wife and brother, he meets his ex-fiancée who supposedly died in a plane crash.


Season 1

I guarantee you, you have not been where I have been.

Pilot - A Love of a Lifetime

Hugh Skillen: Don't you have a wedding anniversary tonight?
Dan Vasser: [realizing] I forgot to pick up her ring.
Hugh Skillen: I've seen this movie before.
Dan Vasser: Hey, I don't need you in the kitchen when it comes to my marriage.
Hugh Skillen: Yes you do.
Dan Vasser: Yeah you're right.

Nicole: Do you regret it; having a kid?
Dan Vasser: I'd do anything right now to get back to him.
Nicole: Good luck with that.

Dan Vasser: I think I just helped [Neal Gaines] start a family.
Katie Vasser: Well that's great, how about sticking around here and saving this one.

Hugh Skillen: I've been where you've been.
Dan Vasser: I guarantee you, you have not been where I have been.

Dan Vasser: I'm not what you married, and I'm sorry about that... I'll always come home.

Friendly Skies

Be incredibly lucky and meet the right person.
Jack Vasser: I don't want to be your first phone call anymore when you have marital problems.
Katie Vasser: Wow, its good I came in person. It must be so much more gratifying saying that to my face.
Jack Vasser: You married my bother Katie, I can't just shrug it off and carve the Christmas turkey.
Katie Vasser: I didn't leave you for him and I'm not the reason Livia died.

Livia Beale: You wanna join the mile high club?
Dan Vasser: Can I ask you something? If I am here for a reason, if I am following someone, why are you here?
Livia Beale: [Evasively] I don't know.
Dan Vasser: It's me isn't it, you're following me?

Tanna Bloom: You haven't changed at all.
Dan Vasser: Neither have you.
Tanna Bloom: Oh God, please tell me I have.
Dan Vasser: Alright, you have.

Game Three

Katie Vasser: Is it something you were born with, is it genetic, in the DNA; that's what I'd like to know?
Dan Vasser: It's hard to say.
Katie Vasser: What ever. [Dan and Katie walk into the bathroom] Here's the bottom line, when you're done the [toilet] seat goes down. [Demonstrating] Again - done and down. I thought we had this licked but recently there's been some backside.
Dan Vasser: Change is hard Katie.

Dan Vasser: You wanna know the weird part? It felt like I was gone for fifteen minutes, when I got back it had been three hours.
Katie Vasser: Dan, on my current 'list of weird' that doesn't even make the top ten.

The Year of the Rabbit

I'm a recovering gambling addict who travels through time — I have some things going for me.
Melissa Waters: You fit the description of the man I'm supposed to meet; blond, good looking, great shape. I thought you were him. The wedding ring should have been the give away.
Dan Vasser: Yeah well, extremely married.
Melissa Waters: Any advice on how to make that happen?
Dan Vasser: Be incredibly lucky and meet the right person.
Melissa Waters: Well you're a big help.

Dan Vasser: I know that you're upset about me seeing Livia back there Katie, but...
Katie Vasser: Dan, I have three hundred people coming to a black tie fund raiser that I'm chairing, and a string quartet that's just bumped us for the Mayor's birthday, thirty-two more returned inventions due to insufficient postage. You and Livia meeting in the ether is not what's bothering me right now.

Livia Beale: You don't even seem like Katie's type.
Dan Vasser: What's her type?
Livia Beale: I don't know; Jack's a cop — edgy commitment-phobic, a bad boy — you're not.
Dan Vasser: I'm a recovering gambling addict who travels through time — I have some things going for me.

Katie Vasser: You look like you've been in a fight.
Dan Vasser: Yeah, well maybe nine years ago.

The Legend of Dylan McCleen

Katie Vasser: Cheese guy's here
Theresa Sanchez: Oh I love him!
Jack Vasser: Wait, so cheese is okay, just not cheesecake?

Katie Vasser: You're an adrenalin guy Dan. You liked the action when you were gambling, maybe you want two women in different time zones. You know, technically it wouldn't be cheating — I was sleeping with Jack, maybe you should sleep with Livia back there.
Dan Vasser: So if I'm with Livia back there, you can start sleeping with Jack here. [Katie reacts] What — not funny?

[As Dylan McCleen gets away]
Livia Beale: Yeah, that's a bummer
Dan Vasser: This assignment's a bitch!
Livia Beale: They're all a bitch.
Dan Vasser: I just need my laptop — how did people survive back here?


Zack Vasser: I know a trick Dad can do to scare people — turn invisible.
Katie Vasser: Honey, that's our little secret, okay, just like money. Remember, it's not polite to talk about money.

Dan Vasser: What day is it?
Livia Beale: I dunno — I just got here. You want a new travel tip?
[Looking at a license plate]
Livia Beale: registration tags — it's 1965
Dan Vasser: Oh yeah? Kid's on his cell phone.
Livia Beale: Okay, so it's not a perfect system.

Livia Beale: This is some kind of teen fantasy for you, isn't it?
Dan Vasser: No... yeah!

Steven Kowalchuk: Don't you get it — he doesn't age? [To Dan] Are you from the future or the past?
Dan Vasser: The future.
Steven Kowalchuk: I knew it! It's the shoes, it's always the shoes.

Double Down

Livia Beale: I can't believe we're having this discussion.
Dan Vasser: I can, I have them all the time with my wife now. Never with my dead fiancée though.

Livia Beale: I loved this table, you've no idea how hard it was to find this thing. I'm kinda surprised it broke.
Dan Vasser: How come?
Livia Beale: It always seemed pretty sturdy to me.

Dan Vasser: You know a couple of times tonight when we were talking...
Livia Beale: It was like nothing had ever changed.
Dan Vasser: Accept those guys trying to kill me.
Livia Beale: And you fighting yourself — that's new.

Livia Beale: How much money are we talking here?
Dan Vasser: I had over twenty thousand dollars in that drawer, give or take a few.
Livia Beale: You ever heard of a bank?
Dan Vasser: It wasn't exactly tax deductible.


If some higher power wants me to do their dirty work, I wanna know the reason why.
Hugh Skillen: You, uh, you gotta second?
Dan Vassar: Uh oh.

Dan Vassar: I'm late for dinner with my wife.
Livia Beale: Well, for now you're stuck with this one.

[Holding a bottle of wine]
Dennis Armstrong: Hey everybody, look at this! Cabernet from 2004 — gag wine from the future!

Elizabeth Armstrong: I like you. You're staring at your wife and coveting her.
Dan Vassar: These are the times we live in I guess.
Elizabeth Armstrong: So why fight it? [Looking to the 2004 Cabernet] Is this as good as Blue Nun?

Katie Vasser: You went to a swingers' party and all you did was talked?
Dan Vassar: That and watch the Nixon "I am not a crook" speech on news. It was a rush to see it on the day it actually happened.
Katie Vasser: Honey, I love that you went to a wife swapping party and it was Nixon that turned you on.

Mo Rollins: What's you're bag? You got a job, did you drop out?
Dan Vassar: [To Livia] I'll take this one.
Livia Beale: Go ahead.
Dan Vassar: We're time travellers.
Celia Wogan: Mo says he's from the middle ages — no joke. Guess what it's called.
Livia Beale: The 'high middle ages'?
Mo Rollins: [Surprised] Yes!

Katie Vasser: I thought all you guys do is talk?
Dan Vassar: Great! So now you're upset that I don't talk to her enough.
Katie Vasser: I want to know where the other woman lives.

Dan Vassar: I don't wanna do this anymore Liv.
Livia Beale: I know.
Dan Vassar: If some higher power wants me to do their dirty work, I wanna know the reason why.
Livia Beale: Yeah, good luck with that.


[At a rave party]
Dan Vassar: So, what are we doing?
[Livia dances round him]
Livia Beale: I don't know about you, but I'm freeing myself.
Dan Vassar: What?
Livia Beale: It's an autonomous zone. Dance!!
Dan Vassar: [Sarcastically] Thanks, have fun tonight.

Livia Beale: This thing; it's not an exact science.
Dan Vassar: Is it even a science?
Livia Beale: It happens, just like the bumper sticker says... I hope you're right about this one.
Dan Vassar: Well, time will tell.


[Holding Dan's iPhone]
Doctor: Hey, check this out — what is it?
Dan Vassar: It's a calculator.

Dan Vassar: I get it, I get it; don't go off mission. Can you tell them to call off their dogs.
Livia Beale: If only I had their ear.

Livia Beale: I die, you mourn, she comforts... you and Katie, you don't come together unless Livia and Dan come together first. She filled a vacuum I created.

Home by Another Way

Zack Vassar: We're using fennel seeds.
Dan Vassar: Fennel seeds — fantastic!
Zack Vassar: Do you even know what that is?
Dan Vassar: I've no idea.

Dan Vassar: I'm fine, granted I can't raise my arm above my head and whenever I try to talk to Katie about Aeden Bennett she starts baking. Oh and I got fired, but apart from that, happy holiday!

The Hanged Man

[Livia wears revealing lingerie]
Livia Beale: [Seeing Dan] Thank God it's you!
Dan Vassar: I'm thanking God it's me too.

Caroline Vassar: Do you wanna know what I do when I'm mad? Sometimes I scream, and sometimes I think of red liquorice.
Dan Vassar: [Laughs] Red liquorice?
Caroline Vassar: See; it works.

Katie Vassar: Theresa's pregnant.
Dan Vassar: Okay, did I cause that?
Katie Vassar: God, I hope not.
Annette Barron: What a bizarre marriage.


Evan Pattison: I used to sleep in the nude and get called away, and I woke up one too many times in family restaurants. At first I didn't tell the authorities I was a traveller, and then I did once, and then I made the mistake of insisting I was, and — here I am.

Evan Pattison: I was in pelican bay once — 76.
Dan Vassar: You time travelled there?
Evan Pattison: No; assault.

Katie Vassar: It sure would be nice to have someone else like you around.
Dan Vassar: Well there's Livia.
Katie Vassar: Yeah, someone who's a guy and not really really hot.

Evan Pattison: [To Livia] Who are you?
Dan Vassar: It's a friend.
Evan Pattison: She's one of us. You can tell by the shoes.

Livia Beale: I can't go in there with you.
Dan Vassar: Why not?
Livia Beale: 'cause I'm supposed to be dead.
Dan Vassar: Oh yeah right.

Elliot Langley: You are the last one.
Dan Vassar: No, you're wrong. There's one more.
Elliot Langley: Really, who?
Dan Vassar: I wish I could talk about it.
Elliot Langley: Wise man.


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