I was an electrician all my working life not by choice but by necessity . I thankfully realized very early that being a professional guitarist would not pay the bills .
I really enjoyed my career since it required a lot of thinking , problem solving and working with my hands . Much the same as playing guitar . However , using my hands everyday in physical tasks was terrible on my nails . I was always breaking them at the worst time when a gig was coming up . I would try to train myself to pick things up with my left hand but often I would forget.
Then I tried putting my right into my pocket and use my left but then most times I needed two hands . There goes another nail .
I'm retired now but I lost a nail the other day opening a beer can . Should have used the left .
Any other tradesman/guitarists who suffered through the work hazard of loosing nails.