After realizing college is a meme, I've finally dropped out. I'm thinking about becoming an electrician. Is this a good move?
Yes anon. I wish you luck in your endeavors. Don't forget to save money for the future
Im on the coast of NC and electricians as well as plumbers make six figures. You can have a posh titled job with a desk under glowing tubes and not come close to half of that around here. Good luck brosky
27 year old electrical fag here. started right out of hs at 18. put my time in (hot summers cold winters ) for dick money but after all of it im working for the city of ny and getting $49 an hour.
The problem is being a part of the Union shows you are a fucking faggot
Unions are basically just a fucking easy way to manipulate the system and not do shit/fuck over the working man
As long as you do it and go off and freelance or don't work for the union its fine, but being part of the union shows how much of a pathetic, lazy, degenerate cuck you are
Just remember the union are basically city workers
So they get paid by the state, my fucking tax dollars, so they aren't paid for the work they do, they're paid for being there. Ever wonder why road city workers never get shit done? Because they don't have to. And if one of them is called out, the union gets to jump on it and call discrimination or some bull shit
Unions in schools have also gotten pedophile teachers from losing their jobs. Let that set the tone
Are you in the US? Did you do an IBEW apprenticeship? If not, how did you get into the industry?
what made you think I was stupid? I finished about 1 1/2 years of college with above a 3.8 as a CS major at a good uni. I just think college is a joke.
My father is an electrician and is a union member. Has nothing to do with working the system. They provide employment opportunities. He worked a second job at night and did construction during the day through the union. The man worked 80+ hours a week to put me and my brother through college so fuck yourself
Still studying last year in school in Sweden. I'm becoming an automation engineer, but year 1 and 2 were the same as for the ones becoming electricians. I don't get "IBEW", I get "behörighet för BB1/2 elarbeten" - "Allowance to perform limited access 1 and 2 jobs."
How come overtime there is a college / job thread, people talk as if every electrician makes upwards of 90k? It just isn't true.
"In 2014, the median wage for an electrician was $51,110. The highest-paid earned $85,590, while the lowest-paid electricians earned around $31,170 that year. An apprentice usually makes between 30 percent and 50 percent less than someone who is fully trained."
Unless you go to some no-name college, or have a shitty major, college is a way better bet for a higher salary in the future.
Very smart move if you are talented about it and ain't afraid of getting dirty.
Here in Belgium, skilled manual workers make a shitload but competition is hard because of all the eastern europeans working undeclared for cheaper and for roughly the same quality.
If you take "highest paid" to mean the top 25th percentile, never mind the 90th, then even music, art history, and film graduates make more money.
Anecdotes are meaningless, bring data to the table.
Electrician is good honest pay for good honest work my good honest friend.
>The politics of the academy do not change the value of the knowledge contained within
But that's my point. The way colleges are going, there isn't going to be any actual knowledge left to learn once these braindead ass-hats are done throwing their tantrums. Just coast-to-coast Gender Studies institutions.
Plumber's best, if you want to make money, but you need to be dispinible 24/7
- you don't need to buy or rent a workshop
- you always have work : people can change electric cables, (even my grandpa make his own electrical circuits) but really few have the tools to change a heater or toilets pipes.
-pays well for a beginner
need to be always disponible
Bit dirty sometimes
But it pays pretty well
I really don't think you understand what you are saying, but so be it.
I'm sure they thought this about every other major social shift. Colleges have always been hubs for this kind of liberal uprising. They've survived thus far, and that isn't going to change.
I know exactly what I'm implying. I'm surprised that you don't.
What's to stop these people from eventually forcing out the other areas that teach and give 'practical degrees' once they win their precious 'safe spaces'.
By 'practical degrees' I of course refer to the degrees you can actually use to get a job once you get it.
My father was an electrician
He was able to support me and my mother and then some
Its a decent job
Im looking into it as for when im done with some shit so yeah you made the right choice
In all honesty I do believe him, I had a teacher in high school who showed up late every day. Did almost nothing but sit there. He said he was under the union and it's almost impossible to be fired. He was fired from the school 3 years before this, and brought back after he was associated with a union.