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Old 10-01-2014, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
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Been here for about a month, people here are friendly, hold doors open etc. I like it so far, the traffic sucks but that is to be expected in a larger city. Something you dont really think about but the variety of radio stations here took me by surprise. Havent had a chance to get out yet. Once work slows down a little bit ill have more free time. Im not used to having everything in one town. The food and bbq here is amazing. Im hooked on bill millers and whataburger. In n out can just give up lol. Even though they are building one here. Haha. Just thought id update this thread.
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
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New update. Time to move on soon. Way to liberal here and the job market is very poor for someone who is a blue collar worker. Before anyone says anything no 14hr is not a good wage for a welder. I was making 17hr when I was 18years old.
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Old 02-16-2015, 03:11 PM
 
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New update. Time to move on soon. Way to liberal here and the job market is very poor for someone who is a blue collar worker. Before anyone says anything no 14hr is not a good wage for a welder. I was making 17hr when I was 18years old.
Too bad it didn't work out for you, hopefully you can find a more uptight and conservative area that is willing to pay blue collar workers more money. Good luck in your search.
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:18 PM
 
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New update. Time to move on soon. Way to liberal here and the job market is very poor for someone who is a blue collar worker. Before anyone says anything no 14hr is not a good wage for a welder. I was making 17hr when I was 18years old.
Sorry to hear that, but there is no shortage of welders in the SA area. I learned the basics of welding in metal shop back in middle school. Might want to look at offshore welding to make good money.
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
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Too bad it didn't work out for you, hopefully you can find a more uptight and conservative area that is willing to pay blue collar workers more money. Good luck in your search.

I would rather live around people who are more uptight in a small town than live around a bunch of liberals who just give up their rights so life can be easier. (in their minds)


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Sorry to hear that, but there is no shortage of welders in the SA area. I learned the basics of welding in metal shop back in middle school. Might want to look at offshore welding to make good money.
Yeah, and as everyone knows in south texas how well the oil fields are doing right now. So stable.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:35 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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New update. Time to move on soon. Way to liberal here and the job market is very poor for someone who is a blue collar worker. Before anyone says anything no 14hr is not a good wage for a welder. I was making 17hr when I was 18years old.
San Antonio a liberal mecca? Huh.

Where did you live when you were here?

Conservative does not equal uptight.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:19 AM
 
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Default Agreed,

A welder lives here a few weeks and critically can make a judgement on up to two million people in a few sentences.
True however is, that a working man usually does not fare well here and that all newcomers love
the Bill Miller's.
Welder is not a very good trade unless one is a pipeliner. As in oil and gas. You must go where the money is and that is always a transient, type of occupation. Follow the money, for it can be very,very lucrative----
if you land in the right place.
If...is the key word here. -You are very good at what you do. I have known gas pipeline welders that have gone to Alaska to work and earned forty thousand dollars in two months. Plus non-taxable benefits besides. Probably a sixty thousand dollar return for their time, with all expenses paid.
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San Antonio a liberal mecca? Huh.

Where did you live when you were here?

Conservative does not equal uptight.
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
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San Antonio a liberal mecca? Huh.

Where did you live when you were here?

Conservative does not equal uptight.
I am currently in the North West part of town. (Leon Valley area)

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A welder lives here a few weeks and critically can make a judgement on up to two million people in a few sentences.
True however is, that a working man usually does not fare well here and that all newcomers love
the Bill Miller's.
Welder is not a very good trade unless one is a pipeliner. As in oil and gas. You must go where the money is and that is always a transient, type of occupation. Follow the money, for it can be very,very lucrative----
if you land in the right place.
If...is the key word here. -You are very good at what you do. I have known gas pipeline welders that have gone to Alaska to work and earned forty thousand dollars in two months. Plus non-taxable benefits besides. Probably a sixty thousand dollar return for their time, with all expenses paid.

Pipeline is great money for sure!

I will say this about Texas, you have pride in your state that is second to none and there are a lot of great people here.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Brentwood
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As soon as I saw this post, it reminded me of this story I read in the WSJ (link below). Welding can be a very lucrative career. I don't blame you for being disappointed with $14 an hour offers. I wouldn't be so quick to give up on San Antonio and the oil industry though. It is down right now but it isn't going to stay down.

Regarding one of your other questions, you could meet a lot of young single people in the San Antonio Sports and Social Club. Dodge ball, bowling, softball, kickball... and then going out with the team for a few beers. I met some really cool people through SASSC.

The $140,000-a-Year Welding Job
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
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As soon as I saw this post, it reminded me of this story I read in the WSJ (link below). Welding can be a very lucrative career. I don't blame you for being disappointed with $14 an hour offers. I wouldn't be so quick to give up on San Antonio and the oil industry though. It is down right now but it isn't going to stay down.

Regarding one of your other questions, you could meet a lot of young single people in the San Antonio Sports and Social Club. Dodge ball, bowling, softball, kickball... and then going out with the team for a few beers. I met some really cool people through SASSC.

The $140,000-a-Year Welding Job
Thank you, its hit and miss right now with the oil industry being down. I am here anyway though the end of the year, stuck in a lease on a house. Will check that stuff out.
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