Trade Work is a Meme

Never work in the trades. You will destroy your body and have to work alongside a bunch of moron excons. Biggest fricking lie on the Internet. It is not the path to wealth I don't care if you're electrician, HVAC, or a plumber, it's not fricking worth it.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It fricking DEPENDS ON THE TRADE. Construction? Definitely filled with frustrating morons, injury-causing accidents and wears out your body. Plumbing? Well, you don't have to deal with many people depending on who you work for and most jobs are solo, or eventually you can become the boss and start your own small company and hire who you like. It is however very hard on your body.
    The rest also vary. This universal absolutist stance is the mark of low-quality aggrevation tactic bait using some boomer grifter that doesn't even work. Who cares what he has to say.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not as bad a wagie job but it can be okay if you have a good union.

    >GOD TIER
    neet

    >HIGH TIER
    small biz chad

    >MID TIER
    office cuck

    >LOW TIER
    tradie

    >SHIT TIER
    wagie

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think there is a big variance in these tiers. Like a trust fund neet and hobo neet is a big spread. Office cuckery also can vary greatly. With remote work, if I don't get any new tasks assigned (and it can be like that for weeks), my workday is basically 20 minutes per day, and otherwise I just have the work laptop open while I do whatever I want on my own pc.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      small biz chad here, can confirm this is the indisputable tier list

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I worked also say high tier is a trained professional in a regulated, credential driven industry. so CPA, medical provider, pilot… whatever floats your personal boat (merchant mariner would even fall into this category).

      usually has good bargaining power and a fairly interesting day-to-day.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >destroy your body
    I work a trade job that is very physical and I think it's beneficial. Every shift is like a workout.
    The key is wearing a back brace. If you don't wear a back brace then you're gonna hurt yourself eventually.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yep. Used to be true but isn't anymore. Also, if you do get in trades then the goal should be to eventually start your own business and employ other morons.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What trade should I do if I don't like heights or cramped spaces and want to bang housewives

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Electrician. You'll have to go into attics sometimes and won't be banging any housewives.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah that's more of a pool boy thing
        and that's often because they are young and possibly foreign so they dgaf
        no business owner is ruining his market by coming onto the wife of his customers

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      tradesmen are often married guys and not really housewife bangers in general

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gardening
      I work with a bunch of hot housewives who want my dick

      I recommend anons ITT try landscaping. The people you work with will be less intense than actual construction workers, you can spend entire days listening to music and books on your phone while you cut grass, companies are generally smaller and more laid back, and all you need to do to climb the hierarchy is git gud at driving truck and trailer and operating tractors. I’m a fricking moron stoner and apparently competent enough to lead crews of teenagers and migrants, it’s not hard.

      This, being outside playing with plants all day is great

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    depends on the trade, the lower the skill barrier to entry the worse it will be. but even if your coworkers are shit you just put your head down and don't associate with them

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know why anons on Cinemaphile is so reluctant to learn 2 code. It pays well, involves no physician labor and you don't work as much as a doctor

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You need 120 or so IQ

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're getting replaced faster than anyone else.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        we are almost into year 3 post-ChatGPT unveiling and the only thing disrupted has been Nvidias share price. I wouldn’t want to be a code monkey for a lot of reasons (coworkers first and foremost), but it’s not getting replaced anytime soon.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on who you work for and with. I worked on some crews that took plenty of breaks, lifted properly and worked safely. I've also worked with guys who just wanna get it done as quick as possible and I'm lucky I only came out with a small hernia.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is true, it’s all about who you work with. I remember I did concrete finishing and surprisingly it was one of the most relaxing jobs I’ve ever had. Boss was a real nice guy who was more worried about making sure stuff got done correctly the first time and without injury than doing it as quick as possible so we’re all just working away at our own pace talking and joking and shooting the shit. Lots of heavily lifting but seriously one of the chillest jobs I’ve ever had.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Let's say AI replaces your job 10 years from now. At least you earn like 2 million or more gross by then, which should almost be enough to retire

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >At least you earn like 2 million or more gross by then, which should almost be enough to retire
      Not even close.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My starting total gross salary was like 140k. It's at 260k now after 4 YOE

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          2 million GROSS is not enough to retire on. Not even close.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            2 million gross is more than many people earn in their life time

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            its "frick you" money even if you invest it poorly

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Not to mention the millions of pajeets who will work for us pennies

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I work in trades technically (very large plant). we work 12hr shifts (2 on 2 off) I probably work about 3hrs per shift. the rest is breaks, naps, and "troubleshooting" which is standing around shooting the shit and fixing it another day. the amount of ergonomics nowadays you're never sore. you make insane money, unionized, no experience needed, 5 weeks vacation. I have no idea why people even go to school when I'm making 34$/hr with no qualifications

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How do you get in?

      I recommend anons ITT try landscaping. The people you work with will be less intense than actual construction workers, you can spend entire days listening to music and books on your phone while you cut grass, companies are generally smaller and more laid back, and all you need to do to climb the hierarchy is git gud at driving truck and trailer and operating tractors. I’m a fricking moron stoner and apparently competent enough to lead crews of teenagers and migrants, it’s not hard.

      Gardening
      I work with a bunch of hot housewives who want my dick
      [...]
      This, being outside playing with plants all day is great

      This sounds up my alley. How to start?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can get a temporary seasonal outdoor job. They usually hire in late spring / early summer and last about 6 months.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And then you know enough to go into self employment?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sorry I was assuming you were 18-24. It's too late for you.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I recommend anons ITT try landscaping. The people you work with will be less intense than actual construction workers, you can spend entire days listening to music and books on your phone while you cut grass, companies are generally smaller and more laid back, and all you need to do to climb the hierarchy is git gud at driving truck and trailer and operating tractors. I’m a fricking moron stoner and apparently competent enough to lead crews of teenagers and migrants, it’s not hard.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tell me about it, I'm a car mechanic and not only is my body fricked up but EVERYONE hates me and thinks I'm out to rip them off. It's the most demoralizing tradie job ever, even a sewer shit cleaner gets more appreciation than I do.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      To be fair 90% of car mechanics will try and rip you off, especially if you’re a woman.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >go for an inspection
      >uh you need uh brakepads uh
      >show me
      >back wheel is off
      >pads are thin but a month or two from metal on metal
      >reject it, i'll take it home
      >replace pads
      >two weeks later my front pads just vanish, to the point the car won't fricking stop and I'm going down hill
      >pump brakes until its caliper on rotor
      >get the wheel off
      >there is literally nothing remaining of the front pads apart from a crumpled sliver of metal

      the only time they won't try to rip you off is when they're a pretty large/successful operation with at least a dozen employees who aren't working on commission or any such bullshit.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        more like
        >here's my car I have no fricking idea how to work it or maintain it please wipe my ass for me
        >also please do a consult for free and give me a discount/bargain on labor and a price cut on any parts I need, come on 😉
        >what do you mean my brake pads with 60k miles on them are worn down, scammer, scammer! this guy's trying to rip me off!

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you missed the part where, had I let them do the work, they would've only replaced the back pads and not touched the non-existent front pads. probably also missed the part about state inspection. and the part where I just did it myself.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've never even worked a fast food job. Went to college and now I have a comfy office job making the equivalent of 130k in california.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What do you do? What did you go to college for?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        EE. That's my starting salary though.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the equivalent of 130k in california.
      That's not a living wage in california, thirdie spotted.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah I live in California and that's not even enough to be homeless

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you arent thinking like a boomer. you set up a fake company that takes job requests and then you outsource the actual jobs to illegal slave labor.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly, working for other people is a scam unless it's an industry with ridiculously high overhead like working with heavy equipment that costs $200k+.

    Wagie jobs should only be used as a means of networking and gaining experience to become a private contractor. A couple years back I did new-build warranty work and handyman type jobs as a private contractor and consistently made $80+/hr and could write off my vehicle, gas, etc. I was making more than twice what the employee electricians / plumbers were on site simply by doing shit like fixing nail pops and caulking.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it is, but if you’re even slightly above average intelligence and professionalism, you can quickly build yourself up to naming your price and schedule. do a good job in an affluent area, and your client will recommend you to their friends for more well-paid work. however, most tradies are moronic and never realise this.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm going to community College to be a radiologist, I mainly wanna work in the medical field to help people too but yeah currently I'm pushing carts at a really big grocery store parking lot in 100 degree weather and I honestly don't think I'd be able to handle a trade but I also heard radiologists are gonna get replaced by AI in a decade or so..... so idk what I want to do with my life but I think it's safe just to stick with the medical stuff for now

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Biggest fricking lie on the Internet
    how would one measure this?

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly I don't think I'd be able to work a trade job because I just can't handle that type of responsibility. I'm content with just working retail the rest of my life.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly, this is true. Trade school is a fricking scam where you learn nothing and get yelled at by morons that think "getting your hands dirty" is something you should look forward too. If you start out in the field you will do the shittiest work imaginable to "learn the ropes" People that work their bodies do so because they cannot work their brains.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2 years of PA school and you’ll be making $200k and fricking all the loony tunes fat ass travel nurses one could ask for. why someone would choose being a plumber over that is beyond me

    downside is PA school is getting brutal to get admitted into

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