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The trucker shortage

Discussion in 'Rants and Raves' started by baboon, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    Agree that college is overhyped. It is not for everybody.

    But machinists, plant operators making $10/ hour now? Not from what I have seen, but perhaps true some places.
     


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  2. easy rider

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    If you are a skilled craftsman and all you are finding is jobs $10- 13 an hour, maybe you should move.
     
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  3. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    Welders here do quite well....but the demand can be cyclable.....off shore and underwater welders......very good money...
     
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  4. easy rider

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    What many people don't understand about underwater welding and why it pays so well is that it's extremely dangerous and the duration of a career like that is approximately 5 years. So many students hear about the pay, but don't understand the danger or the expense of training for such a short career.
     
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  5. Southpaw

    Southpaw LOW CLASS TGT Supporter

    Your right, i was just looking at it from my mind during those early working years I should have used go word "shame" instead.
     
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  6. pronstar

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    What are their careers so short?


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  7. easy rider

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    Working at such depths and continuously decompressing does bad things to your body.
     
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  8. jrbfishn

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    Shortage of people willing to work period is a problem. Too many people, even educated people, think that showing up is all that is required for a paycheck. Something I here quite a bit, even from people that will do almost nothing more strenuous than write on paper is "they don't pay enough to think or work, just show up".

    Yeah, right.

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  9. Sublime

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    See, we never should have outlawed amphetamines. Truckers need their candy.

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  10. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    I believe her name was Candy...
     


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