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Re: Help Steve Dave Build A House (NOW HELP HIM TAKE CARE OF IT)
« Reply #2125 on: April 30, 2021, 01:00:55 PM »

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Re: Help Steve Dave Build A House (NOW HELP HIM TAKE CARE OF IT)
« Reply #2126 on: April 30, 2021, 06:43:27 PM »
i think it's more cultural than pay-based.  as yla said, a lot of construction jobs pay quite well, but there are a ton of cultural impediments that dissuade young people from pursuing those careers.  i can't think of a single person i know that was born to college-educated parents that went into a blue collar career.

it's both pay and culture. obviously the pay isn't enough to overcome the cultural challenges (plus the fact that it can be very hard on your body and sometimes dangerous). But everyone has a price. And you're right, immigration would help a lot here.

also benji's brother is an example of someone with college educated parents who has a "career" in the trades

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Re: Help Steve Dave Build A House (NOW HELP HIM TAKE CARE OF IT)
« Reply #2127 on: April 30, 2021, 07:39:38 PM »
there's definitely an interplay btwn wage and cultural factors, but i think the latter has the greater impact.  and it's not just college educated careers vs construction.  from my distant view, there appear to be a lot of blue collar jobs that pay much less than construction jobs that experience fewer or no worker shortages.
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Re: Help Steve Dave Build A House (NOW HELP HIM TAKE CARE OF IT)
« Reply #2128 on: April 30, 2021, 07:55:46 PM »
there's definitely an interplay btwn wage and cultural factors, but i think the latter has the greater impact.  and it's not just college educated careers vs construction.  from my distant view, there appear to be a lot of blue collar jobs that pay much less than construction jobs that experience fewer or no worker shortages.

Are those jobs lower skilled?

Anecdotally, right now it seems like tons of blue collar jobs are shorthanded and the employers are blaming the stimulus.

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Re: Help Steve Dave Build A House (NOW HELP HIM TAKE CARE OF IT)
« Reply #2129 on: April 30, 2021, 08:03:00 PM »
We buried my father in law today. Age 91. Career of farming and lumberyard man.  Built all 4 houses he lived in during his adult life.  Helped me finish our basement.  Specs for our barn he did for us in the farm thread.  Helped a sister in law build her house.  Every daughter and daughter in law had a hand built dry sink from him.

Oldest of 9 with 6 kids and 19 grandchildren. My wife's best memories are of them building the house they lived in on their farm.

Couldn't think of a better place to post this.


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Re: Help Steve Dave Build A House (NOW HELP HIM TAKE CARE OF IT)
« Reply #2130 on: April 30, 2021, 08:17:12 PM »
Sink pics? I bet that's pretty neat
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Re: Help Steve Dave Build A House (NOW HELP HIM TAKE CARE OF IT)
« Reply #2131 on: April 30, 2021, 08:27:20 PM »
We buried my father in law today. Age 91. Career of farming and lumberyard man.  Built all 4 houses he lived in during his adult life.  Helped me finish our basement.  Specs for our barn he did for us in the farm thread.  Helped a sister in law build her house.  Every daughter and daughter in law had a hand built dry sink from him.

Oldest of 9 with 6 kids and 19 grandchildren. My wife's best memories are of them building the house they lived in on their farm.

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What a legacy left. Sorry Tom and glad you got to know this man.

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Re: Help Steve Dave Build A House (NOW HELP HIM TAKE CARE OF IT)
« Reply #2132 on: Today at 02:13:44 PM »
We buried my father in law today. Age 91. Career of farming and lumberyard man.  Built all 4 houses he lived in during his adult life.  Helped me finish our basement.  Specs for our barn he did for us in the farm thread.  Helped a sister in law build her house.  Every daughter and daughter in law had a hand built dry sink from him.

Oldest of 9 with 6 kids and 19 grandchildren. My wife's best memories are of them building the house they lived in on their farm.

Couldn't think of a better place to post this.


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Sorry to hear this Tom.
I got a guy on the other line about some white walls

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Re: Help Steve Dave Build A House (NOW HELP HIM TAKE CARE OF IT)
« Reply #2133 on: Today at 02:15:14 PM »
Wet spots starting to appear in grout on kitchen floor. It’s a slab house, so we’re going to have to bust out 4-6 pieces of tile to find the leak. We don’t have anymore if that tile. House is 16 years old, so I’m not finding that tile. Looks like we’re getting a new kitchen floor.
I got a guy on the other line about some white walls