Pretty fair pay if you consider what most of the population earns!
When median income in the US is about $30,000, I would not sneeze at 2x
Also consider that differant areas of the nation have differant cost of
living. Two income family living in North Dakota, earning $40,000-$50,000
each can live very well. Same income in on either coast and you may be just
Pay is not everything, time with family and friends, more time to play, less
stress are worth more!
What kind of money is "good money" though?
I sit bored at a desk 8 hours a day and bring home $40K+ doing junk that I
could do in my sleep (when there is actually anything to do). It's the dream
job that everyone in high school wants. Lots of money for keeping your thumb
I was MUCH happier working sheetmetal and transformers, but the pay was
awful. I'd love working construction but the pay just ain't there to justify
my even trying.
Part of the blame is our government school system that's become
overrun with brain dead liberals who'd rather see a kid get an degree
in unmarketable crap like English Literature (and then end up driving
hack) then pursuing marketable skills such as HVAC, Carpentry, Auto
Vo Tech programs have been slashed and kids have not been encouraged
to pursue these fields because of these clowns that run most of our
On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 18:06:52 -0600, "Greg O"
The city where I live has five high schools. Two of them still have
traditional shop classes. the middle schools have none that I know of. They
have been replaced with silk-screening, glass blowing and other such mind
numb classes that offer training that maybe 1% would ever be able to make a
buck at. Disgusting
On 12/29/2004 2:38 PM US(ET), CR took fingers to keys, and typed the
The local BOCES here has a house construction course. The students built
a number of houses in the general area that were sold and are now
occupied by home owners.
BOCES = Board of Cooperative Educational Services. A system of sharing
limited school resources with other schools in the area.
I have a guy whose business is called "Garage Door Man". I have called
him twice. Once to finish an install of an opener I could not get
aligned properly. He came the next day, a Sunday, and finished the job
for $75. Second call was to replace a spring the "exploded." He came
the same day at 8:00 pm. Replace both springs, added safety cables for
I have a heating/cooling company that responds right away too.
Guess I lucked out in NW New Jersey.
wise choice, I have had it with garage doors. Every time I work on them it
becomes more expensive than if I had just called.
Check out the I-drives at the box stores. This opener mounts on the torsion
bar and there are NO f'ing springs down the sides on some doors. My next
home is going to have one of these
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