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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:46 PM   #61
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The skilled trades I see are some of the brightest people I know.

And yet the wages of these skilled trades have been stagnant for over a decade...almost always tied in with the "non-skilled" workforce since it's s blue collar job.

4 years of trade school in ADDITION to thousands of hours working in a credible shop are required to get a Journeymans card...and yet it was an additional 3-4 years AFTER I earned my card that I felt confident I was a true professional in my field.


I know many here would find it hard to believe that someone who has no college degree has enough skills to justify $30.00+ an hour....and I'm usually LUCKY to find a shop paying $20.00 an hour.

I love NAFTA.

Should have been a fawking lawyer...
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