16 October 2008

My new job...

I definitely need to switch jobs. Doing my day job and a medley of other jobs, I'm barely able to stay ahead of the rent payments. Plumbers, on the other hand, can evidently pull in 250 grand a year. And yet I was told to go back to school to learn math and science. Little did I know that we have a wonderful economy that makes very ordinary working men rich.

8 comments:

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Joe the plumber is not a plumber he is a lied.

Karlo said...

Wow! You can make 250 grand and not even have a plumber's license (and not pay all your federal taxes to boot)! We live in wonderful times!

ddjango said...

In truth, Joey is really a descendant of the plumbers of Watergate fame (and misfortune).

They still don't need licenses, apparently.

Comrade Kevin said...

You could work in an automobile plant. The only problem is that you have to get in one of those dreadful "trade unions". How common.

Vancouver Voyeur said...

Okay, no lawyer jokes, but I'm a lawyer and I know some plumbers who make more per hour than I do. Granted, I'm just starting out and don't charge that much, but still, I was hoping all this education I paid for would mean a better life. Apparently I should have skipped higher education and all the student loan debt that came with it, and apprenticed as a plumber or electrician, got my license and then I'd probably be better off.

Karlo said...

I've heard that the national average is between 40 and 60 grand. But then who knows? Maybe Joe the unlicensed plumber has figured out a way to morph into 6 different bodies while working. He may be one of those Bodhisattva plummers, the kind that magically appears when your pipes break.

Ddjango: Great minds think alike. I was also wondering about how to fit that parallel in when writing this post.

LaPopessa said...

Don't tell me he lied, I just spent the tiny amount I had left in my 401K to enter plumbing school! I had such great hopes and dreams!!!!

Now I'm stuck, guess I'll just have to go back to being an anti American who pals around with people who pal around with people who saw a terrorist on TV and can't see Russia from their porch.

Karlo said...

That's all right. We'll all band together against the party of rich plumbers. (Although I still can't figure out why all the plumbing unions backed Obama).