Yeah! But I bet your still ahead of the kids at McDonalds and Wendy's...or not.:redface:Mus408 said:I've now found out,I make less than our local 2nd grade school teachers!
Ahhhh.... Life is good in the wonderfull high tech world of Toolmaking.
FDWheelMan3687 said:I'm going to tread very lightly on this topic...
I am a firefighter, and I make about as much as a full time McD's burger flipper. I've been at it professionally for 6 years, 3 of them as a Driver/Operator (next level up from FF). And of the 3 years as a full time driver, most of that I have been "Acting Captain" meaning, I am doing my bosses job with my pay.
My beef isn't with anyone but my local government. My biggest problem is the guy that paid $500,000 for his house calls 911 at 2 in the morning because he smells something burning. From a dead sleep I am supposed to be up and alert and at his door in 5 minutes or less. And then I start the sometimes tedious task of searching for what's burning. Or, I get lucky and the smell of smoke is that the place is on fire, so now I'm full blown wide open. And yet the guy that called us to solve the problem is going to complain that we smudged his carpet. The lady that wouldn't get out of my way on the way to the call complained that I was following her too closely. Or the family that complained that we made too much noise to get to the call.
Irony. When the shoe is on the other foot, they're the first to complain that we didn't get there fast enough.
I'll agree... Damn China.
Construction pays pretty damn good, but unfortunately nobody wants to get their hands dirty anymore. And, everyone wants their little Johnny to be a lawyer.Jimmy Ray said:Me personally I think we Americans have become lazy, expect everything to be given to us and are spoiled.... Sadly We are going to have to learn new/better carrers to stay competive with the golbization (sp)
kaylan1521 said:Construction pays pretty damn good, but unfortunately nobody wants to get their hands dirty anymore. And, everyone wants their little Johnny to be a lawyer.
I retired from the construction industry. Damn I did get dirty at times, but now I am so clean I squeak.kaylan1521 said:Construction pays pretty damn good, but unfortunately nobody wants to get their hands dirty anymore. And, everyone wants their little Johnny to be a lawyer.
Bullitt_5135 said:Touchy subject here.....
No doubt that hard goods manufacturing is getting the shaft right now and has been for the last several years. China doesn't have to produce products that are as good as ours for less money. All they really have to do is produce products that are "Good Enough". We will continue to flock to wal-mart and all the big chain stores to buy the good enough products because it leaves more money in our pockets that week. I'm guilty of it and I'm sure most of us on the board are. Kudos to anybody who makes a stand, You are a better man than I.all a matter of being at the right place at the right time.