10 yrs from now

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    10 yrs from now

    Did anyone see the latest predictions?

    More and more people going to Uni, doing IT blah blah.

    The studies show that in 10yrs 2 BASIC trades will gain the highest incomes..

    Plumbers and electricians...

    Know why? Because the current GOOD tradesmen ALL have full order books, but almost NONE have taken on an a apprentice etc for 5 yrs..

    Good plumbers are now ageing, and are happy to work on there own.


    So...they reckon they will be selecting jobs, whilst charging what they like in years to come.

    I myself am very adept at these skills...currently re wiring my house, and have just installed a new bathroom suite.

    Can anybody else say the same, or is everyone willing to pay a fortune to replace a leaky pipe?

    Ps plumbing is not as easy as it looks-before you answer!
    Such is life.

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    I agree... pumbing isn't very easy. There is a lot of things that you need to know, but any capable person can research how to do it and do a pretty decent job. My friend for exampe, built his entire house.
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    >So...they reckon they will be selecting jobs, whilst charging what they like in years to come.
    They ain't waiting 'til then, they do that already

    >I myself am very adept at these skills
    >Can anybody else say the same,
    No, I can't I hate plumbing..... but I can do small electrics but wouldn't have the bottle to rewire a house

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    Can't you make one! It's a pretty easy flag. There's one on this page you can resize if you like.
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    Originally posted by Hammer
    >So...they reckon they will be selecting jobs, whilst charging what they like in years to come.
    They ain't waiting 'til then, they do that already

    >I myself am very adept at these skills
    >Can anybody else say the same,
    No, I can't I hate plumbing..... but I can do small electrics but wouldn't have the bottle to rewire a house

    >Yes, still looking for a George cross for my avatar.
    Can't you make one! It's a pretty easy flag. There's one on this page you can resize if you like.


    Yep, they do that already, but they aint busted into a top programmers wage bracket...JUST YET!!

    Electricians follow basic procedures-its the making good that is hard. Plumbing requires creativity though.

    George cross...could make 1, but seemed to have forgotten all about that signature (until now).Thanx 4 the reminder

    rewiring a house is quite easy (honest)....once the juice is off-you can do what you want
    Such is life.

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    Im in Computer Science right now, and If I cant find a job with my degree, I wouldnt mind learning a trade. I am very good at working with my hands, and very handy, but I wouldnt want to do a trade as a career option now, with all this tech craze.
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    Yep, I myself am doing like you method_man...but for the forseeable future, someone needs to wire the electics in for the computers, and DEFINATLEY some plumbing jobs will need doing in your house/work this year.

    So, it seems not a bad idea
    Such is life.

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    Oh look,, a george cross...yep ok as you reminded me and gave me the link..i borrowed it....thanx for that
    Such is life.

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    Originally posted by Fountain
    Oh look,, a george cross...yep ok as you reminded me and gave me the link..i borrowed it....thanx for that
    No prob! don't forget to change your sig!
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    My brother-in-law is one of the only plumbers in the Australian Army. He loves it despite the work he gets lumped with!

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    >>My friend for exampe, built his entire house.

    Oh boy! These people keep me in work when things invariably start to fall apart/rot/get condemned.

    >>Can anybody else say the same

    Yes. Some plumbing, finishing, and electrical skills. A fair amount of experience with foundations, framing, drywall, roofing, etc. Have used pretty much every tool under the sun. Also fix my own car (usually). Mix that with my computer skills and I'm pretty hooked up for never having to pay anyone incredible fees to get my broken things fixed.

    >>Electricians follow basic procedures-its the making good that is hard. Plumbing requires creativity though.

    So does wiring if you're delving into somebodies DIY home project (I could tell stories you wouldnt believe...). But wiring and plumbing pale compared to finishing work though. Damn! Not a big fan of that. Rather do the foundation and framing etc then let someone else come in and get anal with the trims and yada yada.
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    so u saying i gotta start making circuts again I used to make preety good circuts when i was about 11-12. i had a curcui running around the whole house(basicly flashing lights!)! i had a motion cencor light turn on thing in my room. it doesn't look too impressive now, but at 12, i WAS preety proud of myself! then i attached the alarm in my room that used to turn on with the motion cencor! OOOH!! that was the day. Everything i had in there was cheap, except the cencor that cost me almost all my savings! I wanna start building them again, but i just don't have the time!
    oh i'm sorry! i didn;t realize my fist was rushing to meet ur face!

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    hey, i have Diploma in Electrical Engg.......... will it be helpfull to me in next years?

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    >hey, i have Diploma in Electrical Engg.......... will it be helpfull to
    >me in next years?

    I think you will. A lot of high-educated people are currently going into digital technology, especially the software industry. But the need for analog electrotechnicians is growing, since analog techniques will stay.

    Also in the Netherlands studies show that more and more people are taking higher educations, going to university etc. This means that there are less people available on the market to do things like assembling circuits, assembling machines etc. Therefore their salaries are getting some higher. And that's the reason why a lot of companies who do such assembling are going to the eastern parts of Europe where such people are cheaper.

    Sometimes I have the idea that a lot of people, at least here in the Netherlands, are doing things which are below their education level, just because others can't be found. And probably also because salary in the Netherlands is lower than in other countries, which is maybe a result of people having to do things below their education level. I sometimes worry about this, a high educated nation is fine, but it means in a lot of cases that you have high-educated people doing things they haven't studied for.

    But at this moment high-educated people can find jobs at their level, if they search for it. But a lot of people don't search for it. Here in the northern parts of the Netherlands, people don't want to go to the cities in the west and east parts. We like to stay here in our nice and peaceful countryside. But there aren't much high-tech companies here.

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    but shiro ,. I have recently completed my graduation in Comp. Science (BE Comp & Sc.). So what do u think should I go for Comp. Industry or in Analog industry?

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    >I have recently completed my graduation in Comp. Science (BE
    >Comp & Sc.).

    I see, I thought you studied electrical engineering, you wrote "i have Diploma in Electrical Engg".

    Choose what you like most.

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