21 November 2009

Okay, that's the last straw...

...I'm sending Neophyte to welding school...*


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This comment is probably BS but welding school is still a good idea.

When he gets out, if he still wants to go to university he can and partly pay for it earning $30 per hour on the weekends while the lofty intellectuals who will look down their noses at him will be flipping burgers & making minimum wage.

Anonymous said...

Canada needs more welders and fewer lawyers & journalists.

Grumpy Old Man said...

Speaking as an old time welder... I wouldn't work for $30/hr. That's below my minimum, unless you throw in 50% bonus pay for being on-time and under budget. $30/hr is for beginners learning the trade.

BTW, don't know how many of you have noticed this, but skilled trades earn more than middle management. And we have an easier time getting and keeping jobs...

Anonymous said...

Grumpy old man, I wasn't talking about an experienced welder. I was talking about a young guy who had just finished his first part of school and was in his 1st or second year of apprenticeship.

Obviously if he decides to go farther than simply a few months of school & work then university is not necessary for him to earn a comfortable living. If then he can go because he wants to learn something else, not because he wants to land a job.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... This comment is probably BS but welding school is still a good idea."

or any other trade for that matter. I'm still kicking myself for not getting my electricians papers... or going into something like stone masonry.

the money is good... your skills are pprtable worldwide... and unlike being a computer monkey... you sometimes feel like you actually fixed something, or made a difference.

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James Higham said...

That's classic.

Martin said...

or any other trade for that matter. I'm still kicking myself for not getting my electricians papers... or going into something like stone masonry.

Full-time blogger ain't paying the bills huh Einstein? Go figure.

Neo Conservative said...

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marty, you're back... yet again...
that's so touching. hey... why don't you reprise your theory about us "jew tolerators".

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Martin said...

marty, you're back... yet again...
that's so touching. hey... why don't you reprise your theory about us "jew tolerators".


No probs Einstein. You see, before 9/11, right wing semi-literate tits like you divided their hate evenly among blacks,assorted brown people and the Jews. After 9/11, a gun-loving fuckstick like yourself realized that the Jews might help keep the brown menace out of Belleville and so the tolerance of the Jews began. We all know that you guys still make "Hebe" jokes when you think no one is listening.

Neo Conservative said...

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wow, marty... that's, well... simply breathtaking... even for you.

anyway, herr errand-boy... run on back to cc-central and let bobby know what you've done.

another blow against the international jewish conspiracy... he'll be so proud of you.

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