go off topic Dirk...i just got a warning,...
he wants us all to know how smart he is Atch...
Really not true. I believe we are lifelong students and I frequently ask posters about things I am uncertain about, and I said something that wasn't correct I apologize and read what others have to say. In the case of above, this all started with Atch saying 'youre not really european' and other things a several weeks back along with explaining why I was unqualified to speak about the polish economy in the 90s.
thanks Dirk no I am not low level or unskilled, but when u have a family to support a mortgage to pay, then u cannot hold out too long for that ideal job.
Yeah I didn't mean you were and I wrote that I didn't mean to like offend you or anything it was just like something I noticed at corporations. You are absolutely right though - when you have a family and mortgage it difficult to hunt for a long time for the 'ldeal' job. I agree wholeheartedly. However, you can always take a crappy job to keep the money going and look for another job on your free time.
Absolutely man. The problem is that so many recent bachelor level grads have a hard time landing that first good paying job due to lack of experience. So its a sort of catch 22 - they can't get experience if they don't have a job but they can't get a job because they don't have relevant experience. I was lucky to
nobody seems to want to be a bricklayer plumber or electrician nowadays
100% AGREE! I was just reading an article about this specific thing. There is a HUGE need for blue collar jobs. Anyone who runs a construction, home remodeling, plumbing, etc. company will all tell you (at least in the US) that the hardest part of running the business is finding QUALIFIED and good employees for such jobs. The article went further into explaning how instead of college, a girl chose to become a plumber. Too many millennial find such work to be 'beneath them' and dirty work which they don't want to do. They think people who go for such jobs are 'dumber' than they are. Hence, the amount of people going into jobs like welding, plumbing, electrician, etc. are decreasing despite demand and wages increasing. That is why immigrants take these type of jobs - especially east Europeans and latinos. Every polish person in Chicago knows at least 1 other Pole who is a contractor/plumber/electrician/etc. Some of these jobs can easily make $25-$30 entry level, even $40-$60 an hour depending on the job, company, experience, etc. Jobs like underwater welding easily pay 6 figs.
My dad was a jeweler by trade in communism. When we went to the US, he was a jeweler for a short period of time. He became a construction worker and eventually founded his own lil firm. At the beginning, he was doing siding, roofs, and other entry level work for an inexperienced home remodeler type of guy. He was making like $100 a day which was great money back in the mid 90s. Slowly but surely he learned way more and now he and his few workers know everything required to build a house from the bottom up. The money is great. For example, lets say someone hires him to replace 12 windows in a house with standard vinyl double hung windows. He charges usually $300-$500 - more if it's old windows that contain lead paint because it requires a special license, more protective barriers and poly to prevent the lead dust from spreading, etc. Anyway, even with the figure of $300 a window x 12 windows that's $3,600. The windows material cost - windows, caulk, and paint run around $120 a window. He and 1 worker which hell pay maybe $200 cash for the day can easily finish this job in 8 hours. So if he charges the customer $3,600 - his costs of $1,640 (high estimate - $200 for the worker, $120 x 12 windows) = $1,960.... almost $2 grand in profit for just 1 day of work..