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Old 03-01-2016, 12:18 PM   #1
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With so many classes that taught children to learn to work with their hands being removed from the schools, I can't help but wonder, who is going to teach our young people?

Have you mentored a young person? How about your own kids?

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Old 03-01-2016, 02:44 PM   #2
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They will just appear out of need to survive, Where the training will come from well that's prob going to be DWT and u tube etc etc.

Plenty of training for builders here as they run a polytech course for a year on that but this trade??

You need steady supply of larger work and good cash flow to employ for but its the costs of it all, Wages, holiday pay more tools and so on and they have more rights than there employer, they can get money out of you in so many ways, I employed someone for nearly 4 years, Things where not going so well so one day I had it out, Told him whats what, Next day he leaves so I call my accountant and he asked what happened, I said I have enough so let it out, He said you cant do that you have to give written warnings and he now has 5 years to decide that caused him great personal stress and suffering and he could take you to court and get 5k out of you and you wouldn't have a chance.

I have enough work for me, Sometimes two, Ive thought about training someone up but really, Sit down and have a think about, HELL NO. Theres just no gain what so ever for me, Just a whole lot of stresses.
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It won't come out of my house!!


I wouldn't wish this chit on my worst enemy !!

I'm 3rd generation drywaller ....It stops here!!
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They will just appear out of need to survive, Where the training will come from well that's prob going to be DWT and u tube etc etc.

Plenty of training for builders here as they run a polytech course for a year on that but this trade??

You need steady supply of larger work and good cash flow to employ for but its the costs of it all, Wages, holiday pay more tools and so on and they have more rights than there employer, they can get money out of you in so many ways, I employed someone for nearly 4 years, Things where not going so well so one day I had it out, Told him whats what, Next day he leaves so I call my accountant and he asked what happened, I said I have enough so let it out, He said you cant do that you have to give written warnings and he now has 5 years to decide that caused him great personal stress and suffering and he could take you to court and get 5k out of you and you wouldn't have a chance.

I have enough work for me, Sometimes two, Ive thought about training someone up but really, Sit down and have a think about, HELL NO. Theres just no gain what so ever for me, Just a whole lot of stresses.

I had the exact same situation but he is taking me to court....for nothing...
Point is I was like a women scorned I had no faith in younger generation, that was until I gave it one more chance. Now I have an apprentice who loves his job and is eager to learn and please


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Everyone i know tells me you have to have a helper at least, but i say no thanks.

You have to open a corp or so and payroll and insurance and benefits and headache.

Again im with the pals ubove, im a one man show even with my injury, i say to muself let the job take extra couple days, i have enough work for me and i like to spend time with my family.

I will let my boys help me and work with me when they grow up, in 10 years, to let them see the real life and challenges, and know the value of $ and that its not easy.

And i will back them to uni fees on whatever they want, i myself have a bechlor degree in physics. Yeah chalk and mud are very close to each other lol.

I dont want them to be tv & games & fashion generation.
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I wouldn't wish this chit on my worst enemy !!

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Why? It is good for them to know a trade. I am glad I got worked like a pack mule lol. Taught me work ethic and the value of a dollar. Made me strive to succeed at whatever I did. I now have a degree and run our company. If things ever come down to it, I can get a job with my degree or pay the bills by pushing mud....Versatility.
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Why? It is good for them to know a trade. I am glad I got worked like a pack mule lol. Taught me work ethic and the value of a dollar. Made me strive to succeed at whatever I did. I now have a degree and run our company. If things ever come down to it, I can get a job with my degree or pay the bills by pushing mud....Versatility.
I 100% agree i will be teaching my boy because i tell you now no other job out there teachea you to push and respect that dolla......i owe my future success to drywall even if i change career it has moulded me into a freak of a worker
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Why? It is good for them to know a trade. I am glad I got worked like a pack mule lol. Taught me work ethic and the value of a dollar. Made me strive to succeed at whatever I did. I now have a degree and run our company. If things ever come down to it, I can get a job with my degree or pay the bills by pushing mud....Versatility.
You don't have a clue The wear and tear of a pack mule. Bidding the jobs and paying someone else to do the work is easy... That's just flowing money. Try breaking your body up for 30 years day in and day out then get back with me.
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You don't have a clue The wear and tear of a pack mule. Bidding the jobs and paying someone else to do the work is easy... That's just flowing money. Try breaking your body up for 30 years day in and day out then get back with me.
Both make very valid points my body is ruined......i still drywall bid and work with my guys while also subcontract out work i do it all but body is starting to play up now
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