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Old 03-24-2010, 11:19 AM   #1
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am I to old to start a plumbing carreer at 30

just need some advice what are the challages im looking at going to a vicational school in june


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Old 03-24-2010, 12:44 PM   #2
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The biggest issue I can see is the fairly low pay as an apprentice.

If you can live with that short term inconvenience--get to it!!!

Plumbing is a steady trade with a respectable pay check.--Mike--


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Old 03-24-2010, 12:50 PM   #3
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First find out all of the specifics. What is the placement rate from the school? Do you know how long you will have to work as an apprentice after graduation? What is the average starting rate and for how long? You will probably be the oldest student in the class and may or may not have the same opportunities for employment. This is not all inclusive list, talk to somone in the trade.

If you are satisfied and you think its doable, I say go for it.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:58 PM   #4
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Big D,
You're never too old. I'll save you the trouble of going to the voc school. My plumber buddy says you only have to know two things to be a plumber:
1. S%&# flows downhill
2. Payday is friday.

Go for it, not too many youngsters want to get involved with the trades and/or get their hands dirty. If you put your time in, you should earn a decent living.
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