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kleinbl00  ·  422 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 26, 2018

Sparkies live longer than welders. Manual welding these days is awful; it's pipes and spaces too restrictive for robots. You can also branch out into datacom which generally makes more money and is less dangerous.

moslydeaf  ·  422 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah im leaning towards electric. Gonna take forever to start working let alone get an apprenticeship. I wonder if it was like that in the past or not. Gonna take an 8 week welding course regardless of everything in march just because i want to learn it for personal hobbies.

Theres wireman or datacom for the apprenticeship. The journmanyman pay is about 15 grand less for telecom but im wondering if i can learn it still in the future.

tacocat  ·  422 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I worked in a welding warehouse where the dudes had to monitor the robotic welders. It wasn't uncommon for them to fall asleep