Longtime Readers will all be aware of my support for the trades — electricians, plumbers, carpenters and so on — so you can imagine my grin of satisfaction upon reading this article:
tradespersons tradesmen* such as welders, plumbers, machinists, and carpenters “are in super-high demand,” Sasse observed. Take-home pay for skilled trade workers is typically between $80 and $200 thousand per year, Sasse determined. He said a construction superintendent in South Dakota recently informed him that concrete finishers were being paid $75 per hour for a particular project.
And let’s not even mention the financials:
“Most trade schools are six-to-nine months versus a four-year college,” Sasse stated, “but the minute you get out of that trade school — guess what — you get to go to work. So you’re going to make money for three and a half years while your buddy, who’s in a four-year college [program], is just racking up more and more debt. So you get this massive three-and-a-half-year jump on anybody that’s the same age.”
Yup. Not to mention the fact that at the end of the day, you could also start your own small business, to make the serious money.
And by the way, I like what Sasse’s organization stands for — follow the link for more detail.
Good stuff, indeed.
*Yeah, I know women can do most of this stuff too (see below).
But that’s not the point. This is.
I don’t use “chairperson” because the position is “chairman” OR “chairwoman”, “spokesperson” because the function is “spokesman” OR “spokeswoman” (if we’re going to be pedantic), and “head teacher” when the correct words are “headmaster” OR “headmistress”, depending.
“Tradespeople”? Nonsensical, as so much PC bullshit is.