Interesting, if I could go back I would not have gotten my professional degree and would’ve gone in as an apprentice to my uncle who is in construction.
rather -- rather in one sentence makes you blue collar, bubba
If you break your back, then you are doing something wrong.
Lift with your legs!
Took balls to say that on a site full of entry level IT workers who all love to talk about how much they love the trades for everyone else to work in
I don't think you would be saying that if your office job was doing internal audit for Sarbanes-Oxley testing. Those people have my sympathies.
This is about how I feel. When I was in school, I interned at a construction site. Talking with the guys out there, they asked how much a mechanical engineer would make. The figures I saw said somewhere around 60k starting out. They laughed at me and said they make that *before* they get their overtime. I was like "yeah, youre going to make more, BUT youre working 60 hour weeks digging holes in 110 degree weather. Im going to be sitting in my air conditioned office and get done at 5. I like my path."
If you want to work your ass off every single day in the elements, more power to you and I hope you enjoy it. To me though, that sounds awful.
I have a huge student loan debt from a 4 year degree for an office industry in which I have never found a job. Recently went and got a 2 year tech school degree and have been steadily employed in a good paying trade since before I even graduated the program. Best thing I ever did. I'm a Land Surveyor. It's not that hard on the body if you stretch daily and keep in good shape. If you work for the city or state, it's even less physically demanding.
I don't hire millenials anyway. The insane amount of entitlement aside, they really are terrible workers.
I am a social worker and... somehow fell into the job without a degree. Most of my coworkers have a bachelors. The pay is shit, same as i was making in a grocery store before i landed this.
It's a fun easy job, but my hobby is carpentry. I have way more fun building furniture than I do doing an easy white collar job for a shit wage.
If i had the time or money to go to trade school i'd really consider going for carpentry and doubling my hourly wage. It can be fine for the right people.