I believe it. Try getting a roofer and/or electrician. Almost impossible for any job under $2,000.A friend had stone mason over to do some work and the mason told him he was booked solid for the next 10 months.
Problem goes back many years when they dropped shop classes in high school.I believe it. Try getting a roofer and/or electrician. Almost impossible for any job under $2,000.
The problem is that our universities are turning out graduates who have no idea on how to fix and/or build things. We need more trade school graduates.
The roofer I finally found said he would try to "squeeze" me in if he finishes a job early.Schools have been pushing computer work for so long and now is a massive gap in trade work
I would also wager you can make a better living with a red seal trade in many cases with benefits and a pension plan
I will agree on some of your points however women dont want trade jobs typically. there are exceptions but women typically like people jobs that have social interaction versus things. just as why there are a very small percentage of women working in stem field even with financial incentives. typically male dominated, just like nursing or teaching is female dominated. as well I can also understand why men may have a negative outlook on women in trades. as a man you are expected to lift 100 lbs. a woman is not expected to lift the same 100lbs since she is more than likely physically unable to do so by herself. however men and women will get the same wages but not be required to do the same work. this would create resentment which is reasonable.You also have to blame the culture surrounding the trades. From an immigrant standpoint, no brown or Asian parent want their kids getting into trades because of the stupid elitist notion where they think office jobs are superior in the social ladder.
And then there's the internal culture of tradespeople. I know people working as union folk for those in the trades and those who train and supervise apprentices. Way too many of them have such a misogynistic and patriarchal view of life that they just don't take women. And the few women who do get in don't last very long because no amount of money is worth that kind of mental torture of being in an all-boys club. And if you're a guy who's doesn't think share the same views as the rest of the gang, you're either left out or barred from future opportunities.
The social engineers will argue that it is "unfair" to ask a woman to lift 100 lbs.as a man you are expected to lift 100 lbs. a woman is not expected to lift the same 100lbs since she is more than likely physically unable to do so by herself. however men and women will get the same wages but not be required to do the same work. this would create resentment which is reasonable.
Your comment about pay is comical. You think a desk jockey makes more than a licensed electrician, plumber, finish carpenter etc?this has been an issue since the 1960s. canada welcomed immigrants with skilled trades with open arms.
the problem is that its a dying field since not many people want to get into it. women have little to no interest even with financial incentives. there has been a negative outlook on trades people since they work with their hands and dont have a university degree. all kinds of negative stereo types. most trades are dirty, dangerous, work in extreme temperature areas, long grueling work hours and conditions for pay that is less than a desk jockey in HR.
why would someone sign up for that when the incentives arent nearly as attractive as other opportunities?