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Reviving Blue Collar Work: 4 Myths About The Skilled Trades

Discussion in 'Job Listings-Requests-Discussions' started by searcher, Nov 9, 2015.



  1. searcher

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    TAEZZAR LADY JUSTICE ISNT BLIND, SHES JUST AFRAID TO WATCH Midas Member Site Supporter

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    I believe real physical work is the backbone of society.
    Farming, mining & manufacturing are the basis of an economy.
    All other "jobs" are ancillary to them.

    There is no shame in getting your hands dirty from honest work.
    There is shame in getting your "hands dirty" from "white collar crime".
     
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    Today's youth are taught in public schools to do as little as possible and remain dependent on society. The country has been lost for decades now
     
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    A lot of wisdom in that article. Learning a skilled trade provides more economic security than the typical white collar worker has.

    Alternatively, come up with an concept that you can monetize and build a small business around it. Grow it, sell to a larger competitor, then repeat.
     
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    There is a lot of truth in that article. The shop that I am currently working in is struggling to find decent qualified machinists. I am finding that I have to mentor less than ideal candidates just to keep machines running. Most machinists in my area are looking at retirement. Welding on the other hand is not going as well. In our area oil is cutting back big time.

    Manufacturing will make a comeback if we can embrace it and not look down on it.
     
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    If we stopped robbing Peter to pay Paul, there'd be a whole lot of guys named Paul dying to learn how machine
     
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    I closed my CNC machine shop in 1992 because I couldn't find decent qualified machinists, for sure, it can't be any better today.
     
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    Around here they cant get enough HVAC guys. In that they cant get enough commercial guys. And further they cant get any good Commercial Refrigeration guys. Did the whole college thing and couldn't find a decent paying job so I went to the trades. Within 5 years ill be making more than 99% of the kids my age. On top of that I can get more side jobs than I could handle. For me the trades were the way to go.
     
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    If I didn't do mans work I would be a really fat sunsabitch. I can see the office version of me now breaking chairs and eating donuts all day and trying not to fall asleep.


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    I love the idea that a modern electrician is a blue collar brute. Maybe if you are pulling wire. Half the problem companies have in finding electricians is that the tech changes way faster then most electricians can keep up with. Working with electricity and modern components require massive amounts of continuing ed not often found in other skilled trades. Electricians and guys that work on controls are in a field all by themselves.
     
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    Well said. Back in the day a Master Electrician was the way to go. These days you have to have an electrical engineer
     

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