Jusatele said:UnionsSuper Turbo Deluxe Custom Uber-Dangerous said:Worst: Temp agency warehouse grunt. I was between jobs waiting on a background check to finish. I needed work fast.
Best: Right now. I'm an (out of work) licensed elctrician. There's up and downs with employment due to the feast and famine nature of construction, but I'm paid decent, have okay benefits, and I went through a Union apprenticeship. it feels good to reap the rewards of being a licensed professional, knowing I've learned a trade, and can work anywhere in the country or the world if I wanted too.
**Please don't let this become a political thread because I mentioned Unions.
ok let me tell you about Unions'
they have been very good to me, Raised 2 kids through college, never had an issue, always had health care and have a retirement coming.
best Job I ever have had IBEW electrician, good pay, good working conditions and good benefits
worst job ever ? was a night guy at a hotel when I was in college, man that sucked and it was every friday and saturday night, so not only did I work every weekend but I had to go to school when I got off, I could sleep anywhere at any time I wanted, and did. It sucked big time.
My little brother is in the IBEW as well. Their apprentaceship program was the best thing that ever happened to him. He actually wound up winning an award for either his chapter (IBEW Local 577), or for the entire state of Wisconsin for being "Apprentice of the Year." He rarely mentions any kudos or anything he's ever received, because he'd just rather point to his work and let that talk for him. In all honesty, a great organization, and a real representative of all that's good about unions.