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Do Trades Really Carry a Stigma? (I need life advice from the great NBR)

March 21, 2014, 8:35 p.m.
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actually it should be:

payday's on friday
shit rolls downhill
don't lick your fingers

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

March 22, 2014, 7:35 p.m.
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Stigma indeed . . .

April 8, 2014, 6:24 p.m.
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So, this stigma thing. Got it in real life today when questioning a Engineer on his design. Some people will always think trades are lower than them.

62% on paper Mr engineer
87% in reality! Then the excuses started to flow. Bite it!

Where's the Line and Load reactors….. aaaah it's built into the VFD! RIGHT!

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

April 8, 2014, 6:32 p.m.
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Did he show you his iron ring as proof that he was right?

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

April 8, 2014, 6:45 p.m.
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Did he show you his iron ring as proof that he was right?

No but he was quite old so I let him feel important, the devil will be in the details, I mean deficiency's. READ THE SPEC'S!

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

April 11, 2014, 10:46 a.m.
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Since I posted the article from the G[HTML_REMOVED]M about how much a plumber could expect to make, I figured I'd post this one too. Seems like being an Astronaut isnt all that lucrative. Even if you're Commander Chris Hadfield.. good thing his book is a best-seller.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/career-advice/i-want-to-be-an-astronaut-what-will-my-salary-be/article17894876/#dashboard/follows/

April 11, 2014, 10:54 a.m.
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Since I posted the article from the G[HTML_REMOVED]M about how much a plumber could expect to make, I figured I'd post this one too. Seems like being an Astronaut isnt all that lucrative. Even if you're Commander Chris Hadfield.. good thing his book is a best-seller.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/career-advice/i-want-to-be-an-astronaut-what-will-my-salary-be/article17894876/#dashboard/follows/

Hadfield is probably pulling down some good cash on the speaking circuit.

April 11, 2014, 2:03 p.m.
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You gotta be the plumber on the space shuttle to make real bank

So whats THE best trade?

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

April 11, 2014, 2:22 p.m.
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You gotta be the plumber on the space shuttle to make real bank

So whats THE best trade?

Not heavy duty mechanic…

http://www.wildrootsphotography.ca/

April 11, 2014, 2:49 p.m.
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Depends on what you like to do, and who you ask.

April 11, 2014, 4:21 p.m.
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K I'll rephrase the question.

For you guys who work in/with trades, which ones would you personally find the most satisfying and why?

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

April 11, 2014, 5:07 p.m.
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Not heavy duty mechanic…

Your vagina is showing.

April 11, 2014, 5:11 p.m.
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finishing carpentry

- not too hard on the body
- high level of satisfaction
- clean compared to most other trades
- potential six figure income

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

April 11, 2014, 5:18 p.m.
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finishing carpentry

- not too hard on the body
- high level of satisfaction
- clean compared to most other trades
- potential six figure income

This. My uncle is a finishing carpenter (now runs the business).

As teh little shithead nephew, I got a job working for him one summer. We were putting up bead board, crown moldings, etc in the nice dry house while the framers were getting soaked in inches of rain every day.

That's the problem with cities, they're refuges for the weak, the fish that didn't evolve.

I don't want to google this - sounds like a thing that NSMB will be better at.

April 11, 2014, 5:32 p.m.
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Your vagina is showing.

So is yours… :P

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

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