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EvilEgg: Ladies if you think awkward passes by nerds are uncomfortable, construction workers are much worse.
Quantum Apostrophe: Why would you want a crappy job working at 6AM on a punch clock in a noisy factory filled with fumes and crappy working conditions? We already have a class of people to do these jobs, they're called "men". Women get university degrees in babysitting and hairdressing so they get the good jobs.What's so hard to understand about that?
WhippingBoy: Is anyone really amazed at this? Some of the best heavy duty mechanics I know are women.It's the individual, not the gender.
Fissile: Jokes is going to be on them. A friend who has 25 years experience as a welder recently found a new job after being unemployed for 11 months.....he's being paid $22.50 an hour. As he said to me, "That's what I was making 15 years ago."
davidphogan: Fissile: Jokes is going to be on them. A friend who has 25 years experience as a welder recently found a new job after being unemployed for 11 months.....he's being paid $22.50 an hour. As he said to me, "That's what I was making 15 years ago."Depending on where that is $45k isn't that bad.
Gwyrddu: My former welding instructor is a woman (I only had a very basic introduction to welding), but I think she is more of an exception a male dominated field . Most woman due shy away both from STEM jobs and most manufacturing, industry and construction jobs as well. In fact in the only program that isn't a total sausage fest at the technical college I go to is interior design.
The_Original_Roxtar: What would be best is if high schools stopped pushing the idea that college is for everyone... it isn't. Vocational training was once a significant part of most school curricula.somebody who can make a clean TIG weld is far more valuable in the job market than a person who barely managed to get a Communications degree in 6 years.
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