's Forum Archives - Non-Cycling Discussions

Archive Home >> Non-Cycling Discussions(1 2 3 4 )

Am I the only one?(2 posts)

Am I the only one?4bykn
Nov 16, 2001 9:25 AM
Reading the "Who are we" and "Where are we" and "wearing" topics, I have come to the realization that I'm in a small minority here. So many here work in offices/cubicles of one sort or another. How many of us are blue collar workers? I for one am a welder, but couldnt do a bike frame if my life depended on it. Actually I load pieces of steel, push buttons, and a part of a car comes out. Any others out there?
Nov 16, 2001 3:51 PM
I'm retired, but my occupation was considered blue collar. There is a shortage of craftsmen: Carpenters, electricians, plumbers, welders, sheetmetal workers, auto mechanics, steelworkers, masons, etc. No one wants to do this type of work anymore. My son had a chance to go into the electricians union, but he passed beause he didn't want to go through the 5 year apprenticeship program. A son of a friend learned the sheetmetal trade and now he is working for a heat/airconditioning company making big bucks.

My father-in-law is a retired electrician. He went into the trade after WWII. Guys like him built this country after the war.

I think the tread you are refering too doesn't cast a light on the different types of people that use this site. Looks like most were goofing off at work, myself including. I'm retired but I have 1.7 country acres to take care off and half the time I'm either riding my bike or sitting in front of this stupid computer.

I can't hammer a nail straight into a wall, I have to hire guys to do the serious stuff. Only backfall on some trades is that they are seasonal and a lot depends on the construction boom. You can't find a carpenter up here in my neck of the woods during the summer. They are too busy working..