pro plumber wrote:Every trade is looking for apprentices my advice to you is stick with it. One day you will be certified and it will pay off. Learn as much as you can and try to take over the job. Tell your boss to get out of your way and tell you how to do it. As an apprentice if you can keep your boss from touching his tools you are doing an excellent job
other dude wrote:To expand on that; I teach at our local apprenticeship school, if we could find guys/girls that have a good attitude and the willingness to learn that would make my job so much easier. I teach skills that no one can ever take away. Sit in class, appreciate that someone is taking their time to teach you how to do this work, and be prepared to take the reigns and prove that you want to do this work. I don't know what scale is where you're at, but it's good money to be made and benefits on top in most places.
Here's the link:
https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/ ... f/db555bz/
While reading the next comment I thought: "yech, these millenials are really unbelievably feminized", turns out it is a women:
"Once I started living on my own & having to actually pay for things, I figured out it was way easier and cheaper to take the time & try to fix something before calling in for help. I taught myself how to do some basic sink fixes and I am an absolute pro at unclogging drains. I know how to jump my car (this may seem like an easy one but a few years ago I knew nothing about cars, now I know a little bit) and will be taught how to change a tire soon. (OK OK I KNOW! I didn't have a car for a long time!)
I find this sort of work (plumbing, HVAC, fixing cars) so interesting & useful. I'm 29 and female and am seriously considering taking some classes or workshops on more useful skills."
The comment after that shows the double standards in our society:
"Go for it. There are various programs specifically aimed at getting women into the trades.
Where's the encouragement for men?
Nobody cares for you, if you are a man. GYOW.