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Started by Onslow, September 12, 2016, 16:26:31 PM
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Quote from: Yallerhammer on September 13, 2016, 14:09:08 PMOne problem is that young folks aren't taught how to do anything with their hands nowadays. They are trained intellectually, but no mechanical or labor skills. I work with crews of college students sometimes, and it is amazing how many of them have no idea how to use basic tolls like a shovel, mattock, saw, hammer, etc. I guess I took it for granted growing up on a farm with not much money, but the average 16-year old boy here when I was growing up could do almost anything from plumbing to mechanic work to operating heavy equipment. Most younger folks nowadays can't even drive a vehicle with a manual transmission. Our culture has shifted away from self-reliance and toward paying someone else to do everything.
Quote from: JMiller on September 14, 2016, 09:51:04 AMLots of good posts here. Part of the problem too is that small employers are still paying 90's wages of $10/12 dollars an hour with no benefits to start out, which really doesnt buy anything, and you can make as much from the government claiming your back hurts. Stamping out parts on an assembly line or climbing under someones house all day pretty much sucks, especially when there are other options available. And most people who have the fortitude and self motivation to become solid employees are looking for fulfilling careers, not simply decent wages. That's our culture. We teach our kids to seek out personal fulfillment rather than a paycheck, and I dont necessarily see that as bad advice. Also, a solid 40% of able bodied, working age males in the south are completely worthless or unreliable because they're on pills or meth, so that kind of limits things.
Quote from: JMiller on September 14, 2016, 09:51:04 AMAlso, a solid 40% of able bodied, working age males in the south are completely worthless or unreliable because they're on pills or meth, so that kind of limits things.
Quote from: driver on April 17, 2021, 19:24:55 PMAre the GTs there?