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Help me out! Carpentry?

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by BBiggs, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Nov 2, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    BBiggs

    BBiggs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just got it!
    I'm currently failing University courses and I'm thinking about dropping out and taking a 5 month carpentry program at the local college.


    What do you think of this? Are there any carpenters out there? Is there enough money to live a decently lavish life and raise kids?
     
  2. Nov 3, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    surfsupl

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    In this economy?.............Its hard to say...........I have a 4 year degree in construction management and am suffering right now...............
     
  3. Nov 3, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Man....the only way that I could see it being very good (money wise) is if you opened up your own shop or something along those lines.
    Maybe I'm wrong.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    bakerla

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    best advice is to not fail classes and stay in school
     
  5. Nov 3, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I've been a carpenter for 20 years , you can make money at it , but in this economy , it is the guys with at least 10 years experience that are still working .

    I think the trades are a great place to find a career , but don't do it if you think you are going to be an overnight millionaire . That isn't going to happen .

    Brent , I just saw you are in Canada , where are you ?
     
  6. Nov 3, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    DWreck

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    Word! I'm a Carpenter in Vegas, and my bro-in-law is my boss, and I have a sketchy schedule. Are you going to school for something that doesn't hurt when the economy is shit?
     
  7. Nov 3, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    Shiftin2Sixth

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    go to salery.com and you can see what it says for your area
     
  8. Nov 3, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    AK27

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    do you have any experience in the carpentry field?
     
  9. Nov 3, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    05 TRD Sport

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    Lavish? Carpentry? Not in this economy. Sorry.
     
  10. Nov 3, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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  11. Nov 3, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    BBiggs

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    I just got it!
    To answer as many questions as I can:


    I've always been amazingly handy, and I've always really enjoyed building things out of wood that normally you would hire a professional carpenter to do. It's one of my favorite things to do, and I think it may be my passion or something. So that's good.

    Some people in my area who have gone through the same program I want to apply for are really happy so far. Bad idea, still? I'm really tempted.


    And if I stay in school for Environmental Design, it's so competitive in every stage that it will be 2037 before I graduate.
     
  12. Nov 4, 2010 at 12:10 AM
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    Where in Canada are you ?
     
  13. Nov 4, 2010 at 12:15 AM
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    OZ-T

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    ^^^^ I like the new avatar Neckless
     
  14. Nov 4, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    I just got it!
    I'm in Manitoba. But I was thinking about getting a job in Kenora, Ontario after I finish the courses. The apprenticeship program.

    (200th Post WOO!)
     
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