Teach Johnny To Pick Up A Hammer


#61

What a shock…A place that treats builders worse than criminals and homeless people has a shortage of builders


#62

Shoot, I don’t have access to this story but it sounds interesting…

https://www.wsj.com/articles/college-or-trade-school-its-a-tough-call-for-many-teens-1520245800


#63

Or, maybe not…

https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/technology/article/Robots-break-new-ground-in-construction-industry-12763156.php


#64

Uh, never mind Johnny, get your arse into tech and more tech!!!

https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Low-Wage-Japan-Sees-100-Million-Yen-Jobs-Amid-12801068.php


#65

#66

So the drought is over? There’s plenty of water?


#67

Uh no…send some down


#68

#69

"In fact, 91 percent of apprentices are employed after completing their programs. The average starting salary for someone coming out of an apprenticeship program is over $60,000. "

That’s better than the average college degree and without all the debt. The average starting salary for college grads is $49k/yr. I’m sure the 91% employment rate beats most college majors too.


#70

#71

A 4 year degree might enable you to startup a business thereby earning a couple of million of dollars to billion dollars.


#72

#73

scratch that, maybe to fly planes instead…


#74

See, @BAGB, nada workers…


#75

or a wrench…

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/college-or-dollar70000-a-year-aviation-industry-scrambles-for-mechanics-as-retirements-loom/ar-BBMPhs5?ocid=spartanntp


#76

Parents really need to teach their kids to work.


#78

#79

That sucks. I wish I had stuff for metal working. That’s a whole different grade and price of tools than stuff for working with wood. The other big issue is the cost of steel. If you’re just buying a small amount for a project, the price is insane. Big manufacturers get pricing that’s so much better. You’ll spend as much on steel as it costs to buy the item. At some point, I’d like to see how much of a car I could build my myself.


#80

Real from scratch or maybe doing a Factory Five kit car to get practice first?


#81

Real from scratch… I’m sure the frame is the part I’d have to start with a frame from another car. The equipment to make that would be way too expensive. The fun part would be the engine. That’s actually not bad if you go old school with a carburetor and distributor cap.