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Living on low income - accepting the "poor" life.

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  1. Mpoitrast87

    Mpoitrast87 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Ive been trying to get into the operaters union for the last 4 years. They say i have all the qualifications and I still cant get in. usually 600 apply and about 30-40 get in.
     
  2. 03Sssnake

    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    My buddy from HS started running his own landscaping business right after HS. Started off just himself, his old truck, maybe another guy or two .....now he has thriving business with contracts to do neighborhoods, businesses, running multiple trucks, crews out there making real good money.
     
  3. buffalosoldier

    buffalosoldier Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I carpenter told me that all a plumber needs to know is that shit runs downhill and payday is Friday. It may have been an electrician, I don't remember.

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  4. RDJ

    RDJ ZERO shits given Established Member

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    When I was single, young and poor I had roommates I held the lease but rented rooms by the month so I could kick a pain in the ass out. that cut my rent by 1/2 or 1/3 and that allowed me the extra I needed to pay the bills. Got married and things went along pretty well even tho she could spend money faster than either of us could make it. 13 years later we divorced and I was poor again altho better off than I was before I got married in spite of having to pay child support on top of everything else. closest I ever came to bankruptcy was after i got laid off from Dell. but I went to Iraq / afghanistan as a contractor and spent the better part of the next 13 years there ... You do what you have to do to make it work.

    I am no fan of unions, I think for the most part they have out lived their purpose and have become as corrupt if not more so than politics today. That being said, the suggestions that are here about apprenticeships is spot on. The trades are all hurting for people and they are good solid careers that will always need people. plumbing, electricians, welders will always have jobs available since they can't be sourced out overseas.
     
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  5. coposrv

    coposrv Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I make sure the plumbers always know this, I write it on the wall of the porta John onsite.


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  6. Four Door SVT

    Four Door SVT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I’m a plumbing contractor and we are all busy union and non union. You have to accept on the job training so that means start at the bottom and work your way up. I don’t do drain cleaning, we are plumbers. I have friends in all trades and you just need to show up and do what you’re told, if you do that, you’re golden

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  7. buffalosoldier

    buffalosoldier Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Here is another reason men struggle financially 83c9039d040d0b5ecc898a2f5b6bed52.jpg

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  8. KevinsVertTerminator

    KevinsVertTerminator Active Member Established Member

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    I barely graduated hs and grew up poor. The 4 years in the Marine Corp made me the man I am.
    I worked my way up to 6 figures and lost it all when economy crashed, in my industry, in 07 08.
    I started over,in debt, at the bottom in a different field in 09 at 33 years old. Today 11 years later I am back to 6 figures.
    I am by no means rich but I am able to provide for my family.

    My advise is:
    O go back to school at night, you are too close to not finish. It will help open some doors
    O join the guard or reserves. It will teach u leadership (try an OCS program if you can. They focus on leadership) and give u a decent part time income
    O always go the extra mile. What I mean is be know as the guy that if you are told to do something the boss just knows that it is done 100% and done correctly. This also means staying at work that extra 15,30, or 60 minutes to make everything perfect. No ot, no rush to leave, no complaints just your attitude of a great job done

    This is how I accomplished what I have. I am not super smart, connected, or lucky. I worked harder than those around me while maintaining a great attitude. Cream always rises to the top.

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  9. ashleyroachclip

    ashleyroachclip Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I started 30 years ago , with an old truck , two dogs and just a few tool.
    Got paid and bought more tools .
    When I retired from that trade , I was bringing home 80k , not gross .
    You can certainly begin at the bottom , and make it to the top.
    You do not need a ton of Capitol to get your foot in the door , and better off without a college degree.
     
  10. 1sweetazz5.0

    1sweetazz5.0 New Member Established Member

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    85k for service advisors no wonder they charged a hundred bucks an hour or more for service department LOL

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  11. Mpoitrast87

    Mpoitrast87 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Really depends on the company lol. Obviously its mostly German brands That make that much. Some Nissan dealers make that. I’m at a Nissan dealer and make about half of that. So it depends
     
  12. HillbillyHotRod

    HillbillyHotRod Hooligan rabble rouser Established Member

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    Aint that the truth. Friend had his GTR in for oil change. $254.
     
  13. Mpoitrast87

    Mpoitrast87 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Yeah, that how much we charge. Alignments are $180
     
  14. 1sweetazz5.0

    1sweetazz5.0 New Member Established Member

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    That makes sense, not hating on anyone its all good

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