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  1. Ain’t no sin in dirty work.

    You college-bound children, looking to spend yourselves into student loan debtors prison might want to consider this: every trade union runs schools to teach newcomers how to do their jobs. You get trained by professionals, you learn the job right, and you get paid while learning! No student loans, no lifelong, crushing debt.

    You learn an honorable trade, you collect an honest paycheck, and, more than likely, you’ll earn more than the weenies who sit through boring classes, then grad school, then go through all the crap about trying to land a “decent” job. And you still have to pay back the loans!

    One more thing: look around and see who has all the “toys” big boys and girls like to play with. That big ol’ 4X4 truck, the ATV’s, that smokin’ bass boat. Is it the person who wears “business casual” to work, or the folks who wear denim and flannel and steel-toed work boots.

    Comment by MikeAZ — March 2, 2019 @ 7:14 am

  2. ^MikeAZ Trouble is there are many places where that training isn’t available, most of the South, from what I’ve seen. No unions, no union training.

    Part of the problem of skilled trades would be eased if public schools would have shop classes again. Some school districts offer training, but not all offer what used to be the standard of training for local job needs.

    Also check out

    which offers the “Work Ethic Scholarship Program for people willing to learn a trade that’s in demand.

    Comment by OldFert — March 2, 2019 @ 11:23 am

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