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I'm a retired Union Field Construction Boilermaker. I started out going to welding school just to learn to weld to do work on my motorcylces. Found out I could make a good living at it anywhere in
the country, or overseas. I contuinally worked at it and practiced to be better and learn all the
current skills involved in the trades. Retired I make a pension that is as good as if I was working
at a 40 hour a week constuction job 50 weeks a year. You will never find that kind of a benefit any-
where else in the working world now days, as all other employers are taking away any benefits
paying less for more hours worked. Go to a trade school, learn industrial tech welding, pipe
fitting and any other mechanical work that you can. The opportunities are much better than they are for a college education. Many people I know who got a college degree ended up in the buliding trades and made better money at it. After getting a welding cert. from a tech school take
any welding job that comes up and continually look for a better welding job and go to the Trade
unions and apply for their appreticeships. The appreticeships continually add new appretices
to their rosters. If you try to be as good as you can be you will succeed. I put 35+ years in the trade and enjoyed it the whole time. I followed the advice of one of the first old timers I worked with. He told me to move around in the trade to learn everything I could about it. rl
Iv'e had 2 of the best jobs out there, and like most of them, if you build it the $$$$ will come. I'm a idiot, no I really am, its true , must be because my ex told me I was everyday, and she was never wrong, again she said that too.
But I was a comerical underwater welder for almost 6 yrs. I had a really bad accident with a 180 ton ship and the dock, when all was said and done I lost but I never gave up hope. Hope I could walk once again and second take care of my family. But it wouldn't grow anymore, due to the ship and dock and my insides.
After 3-4 yrs and 13 operations I am now a comerical pilot, no I really am ask my ex she can't even believe I was dumb enough to try and become one. I waited until she was re married before I told her because she thought I was laying around in my wheelchair getting fat and being a idiot. But to all the guys out there who had a wife like mine, they care about nothing but $$$ and so while I was laid up in the hospital yr after yr she devorsed my crippled **** to find another sugar daddy.
But really people if you see yourself doing what it is your passionate about really passionett then do it work really hard at it, dont follow all the other guys complaining they dont want to work they think they are worth so much more then they make, but just keep your eye on what you want to make of it, not what someone else said. You can make a lot of $$ just dont let anyone or anything stand in your way. Even f your a idiot like me !!!!
Oh yeah, and while you are working your 3 part-time jobs with no days off... your Republican masters will be lounging by the pool and laughing (at you) as they tally their big profits via the latest pricey techno gadget (that you can't afford).
Unions built America. Protect the middle class or become slaves.
future welder here, going to school, working minimum wage to get by. I can't believe all the bigotry and hate going around. It doesn't matter what political party affilation you are, whoever gets elected, they exploit the lower classes. politicians are the only people in their profession that campaign against problems and then do nothing to solve them and/or make them worse. they said when i was a child that anyone could become president.....well im starting to believe it.
And that shinking too as third world countries are learning from America's technology and business is outsourcing and selling out America.
I've done Construction work for years, some Union, mostly independent contractor, and the wages typically for carpentry and concrete are $ 30 to $ 40 per hour, although for many, the
wages have been pushed down to $ 12 to $ 20 per hour, ( non- union ) in recent years, with high unemployment.
Ofcourse we are in a "Depression" now, and have been for 4 years. I think the mininum wage
should now be $20 per hr. ( for any job ) There should also be a maximum wage , perhaps $100 per hour , which would give incentives and reward for increased skill, or knowledge., but reduce "economic inequality" , that has gotten worse and worse over the past thirty years.
There is no excuse whatsoever for some people eating out of dumpsters , and many more very low paid, or unemployed, wjth the "Real unemployment rate over 20%, and some making
millions of $ per year, many of which do nothing productive .
The Debt money System should also be abolished , along with the Federal Reserve as well as the crooked banking system as it now exists.. The Democrats are bad, but the Republi-CONS far worse. If Mitt Rob- Money gets in , we will really see a horrible situation .
The Tax Rates for the "Top 1%" , should go back up to 92% like they were durring the Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Carter administrations, and actually started with Roosevelt. The " Ray-Gun" era, really began the down hill spiral. I could go on and on, but I know most people have the attention span of gerbils, so why bother ?!?
Thats true. electrician here and have worked in residential, commercial and industrial. Worked for Alcoa, Nissan North america, and now Transcanada and i still got dirty at all of them. LOL. But they all pay well and a man can support his family which is what really what counts! All paid more than i could have made with a degree in journalism which was what i started studying in college but completed trade school in 11 months in a 18 month course with very little student loan debt.
Locomotive engineer here. Been with the railroad 15 years and my pay is more than all of the above.
New hires make more than 80% of the above mentioned/
Total BS, I have both Nursing and IT degree. The reason there are so many graduates and the need, is people currently in these fields are capped out on slavery, I mean Salary.
They let VETS go for cheap young labor.
I could actually pay my bills if they would let me get paid for the overtime but of course, 40 percent of the overtime would go to taxes, medicaid, medicare and SSI. To bad I will never qualify to get any of these services.
Remember, democrats rule both of these feilds. Owners make millions while churning through staff.
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