posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 11:29 PM
reply to post by oblvion
What's worse is not only do they get hired, it's alot more than minimum wage
& it's CASH! I have seen this in 3 states now. Five yrs ago I saw gardeners making
$15 / hr cash, I was shocked.
The best thing about knowing trades is that it is a craft no one can take away
from you & it is a necessity...need electric, water, & homes. I have done some
carpentry in the past & I loved it. I'm too old now unless it's finish work or working
on my own place.
I am a Lic Veterinary Technician since 1995 & 13 yrs were emergency. I am looking
for a change & would like to eventually work for myself.
I too am taking online courses for web design.
edit on 522014 by Ektar because: miss spelling
I grew up in Indiana, worked construction out of high school, made good money too, first drywall, then roofing, then siding, then landscaping, then
masonry, then concrete. I left all of these jobs for the samae reason.
The illegals came in and all the contractors started accepting crap quality for cheaper pay, and slowly but surely all the work dried up. Sure there
were plenty of things being built, but only by the illegals that swamped all these trades in my home state.
In the end I went to industrial maintanence and installation. Every job in the area is warehousing anyways, and all those loading docks, overhead
doors, dock plates etc... need maintanence, and the pay is still pretty great.
I statred through a temp service at $8 an hour. Within 3 months I was making $16 and the boss man was looking to put me in charge so he could retire
to the paperwork.
I had to move though, too bad, I really liked Daniel. The ex-wife wanted to move to the Great state of Texas, I didnt want to be away from the kiddos,
so I moved on down to the lone star state as well.
Still looking for good employment, but I am employed, working 6 days a week most of the time, so I am getting by.