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Old 12-29-2010, 10:13 AM   #1
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:31 PM   #2
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Depending on where you live, there are vocational schools that will give you the basics. On LI there's a school called BOCES. You can do a search to see the catalog offerings. You might have something similiar in your area.
"Whats the market like out there.(?)" You might have read something in the papers about that. Recession. Layoffs. Record unemployment. Foreclosures. An on and on and...
This is the slowest business has been in 30 years.
If you're making money in the field you're in, stay there. Take courses in your free time and gain some experience with the tools of the trade. Be aware that you will need your own tools to work in the field. While you can gradually build up the inventory, these tools will be costly. If you use these tools for a living, you can't invest in homeowner grade tools and expect them to last.
Then there's the official stuff like license, insurance(s),etc...
Your time frame is...interesting.
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6 months? I did a 4 year apprenticeship in England and am learning new stuff 45 yrs later. Age is against you as it is a younger man's career. Not to mention it is the first job to feel the economic pinch and the last to recover
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6 months is when I plan to start my apprenticeship. As far as the first and the last.. that's what they say about the restaurant industry. I've got a feeling that's what they say about all industries. But, thanks...I guess

Ron, thank you for your input. At least you answered some questions. We have a school here as well. My fear, however, is that it is closely related to the local Carpenters Union. (the school and the union share the same address) Nothing against all you brothers out there, I'm just not much of a joiner, and there's the whole political thing. If thats the only way into an apprenticeship I'll join but its not my first choice.
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what makes you think carpenters don't have to deal with the public?
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WTF folks!! You have to deal with the public walking down the street. The point is I'll be doing something I enjoy. Is there anyone but Ron who has anything productive to say or does everyone in this forum just pick posts apart?
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i just pick

good luck but just because you enjoy something as a hobby don't mean you will enjoy it so much when its your bread and butter,and my point about the public is if you think a resturant customer is any different than a carpenters customer your wrong

and if after 3 post you say wtf,you need to grow a thicker skin fast

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