Also in ct, started at 9 bucks about 12 years ago. Best advice i can give is hustle your tail off at the job and learn as much as possible off hours by reading/videos, find someone licensed that needs side job help and help nights and weekends, keep your eyes on the prize and stick it out your future self will thank you.
Well said!Holy chit, you need a reality check son. Nobody gives a rats azz about your "family problems" and no one is going to pay for them except you.
My advice: Quit your whining, buck up and figure out for yourself how to make it happen. We all had to pay our dues.
And how is that the employers or even the worlds responsibility? Like many have said here and we have all learned ourselves, the world doesn't care about your problems! If you really want it, then make the sacrifices like WE ALL DID.I have lots of important bills and assets to pay and costly health issues that $11/hr would ruin me.
No, not necessarily.any decent company would start at more than that in your area
I don't think he should borrow the money, but was trying to put financial situation in perspective!:wink:I think borrowing the money is a novel idea actually... the problem with that I think is that while the OP would need less every year, he would still need to cover off the interest on the money; now you are getting into the credit card game...
He would have to borrow enough to cover the payments and interest for the first year to realize the full $8K, while in year to and on, he would need to borrow less to cover the delta, he would still need more to cover the payments and interests accumulated in the following on years and thus the circle (cycle?) of debt. It might take him 10 years to pay that off if all he looks at is working for the paycheck only.
that's what's screwed up about this "working wage crap". you have unskilled people demanding and getting better pay than skilled apprenticesSoo mc Donald’s hires at 15. But electrical apprentices start at 10,11 and 12 sounds fair.
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If they were good prospects worked hard, were advancing and your company needed the help than management was foolish.I think my company starts apprentices crazy low but some who have basic mechanical skills can get more.
I've witnessed many apprentices who were good workers and learning well but just couldn't continue at the low starting wage and just disappear.
Let's be honest here... Managment is typically foolish.If they were good prospects worked hard, were advancing and your company needed the help than management was foolish.
I was 30 when I first got into the ibew . I had 5 years non union experience and was making 25 ph .Is there any way I can negotiate the starting pay for an apprenticeship when I first begin?
I called a few companies and one said their starting rate was about $11/hr. All realness I cannot afford to quit my current job that pays much more than that. I get paid lot more than 11/hr and even still living is a struggle and I work 2 jobs...11/hr is gonna kill me.
Im 27. I dont have much support from my family (family issues) and not many buddies that are actually supportive. Im single. What do I do? Whats your thoughts Advice? Are all companies that low to start? I contacted IBEW but couldn't get much out them they basically blew me away when asked about apprenticeships.