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Old 07-16-2023, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I would not take any person with no personal stake in my economic well being at face value.
That's reasonable
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Old 07-16-2023, 11:02 AM
 
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People act like working in a trade is the greatest job in the world. Then why do so few people want to do it then? Why doesn’t society push going into trade school rather than going into college ?
Easy...........IT'S WORK!

Hands get dirty, back gets sore and its not glamorous to talk about working in the trades......


Sometimes you can upsell a dead end job:

End point distributor for the Exxon Mobile corporation sounds good until you realize the guy pumps gas!
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Old 07-16-2023, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Easy...........IT'S WORK!

Hands get dirty, back gets sore and its not glamorous to talk about working in the trades......


Sometimes you can upsell a dead end job:

End point distributor for the Exxon Mobile corporation sounds good until you realize the guy pumps gas!
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Old 07-16-2023, 02:21 PM
 
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Easy...........IT'S WORK!

Hands get dirty, back gets sore and its not glamorous to talk about working in the trades......


Sometimes you can upsell a dead end job:

End point distributor for the Exxon Mobile corporation sounds good until you realize the guy pumps gas!
A. What's wrong with pumping gas? It's honest work.

and

B. Other than New Jersey, where can you find a full service gas pump now days?
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Old 07-16-2023, 03:52 PM
 
Location: NMB, SC
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A. What's wrong with pumping gas? It's honest work.

and

B. Other than New Jersey, where can you find a full service gas pump now days?
It's also a dead end job with no future...as that poster pointed out.
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Old 07-16-2023, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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A. What's wrong with pumping gas? It's honest work.

and

B. Other than New Jersey, where can you find a full service gas pump now days?
Do you want to it for 50 years?
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Old 07-16-2023, 04:17 PM
 
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It's also a dead end job with no future...as that poster pointed out.
You also don't need 2-4 years of post-secondary education to be a gas station attendant. In fact, it requires virtually no skill. Everyone's gotta start somewhere.

It's a perfectly fine job to tide you over while you find something else to do.

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Old 07-16-2023, 04:17 PM
 
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It's also a dead end job with no future...as that poster pointed out.
Isn't it what would have been called an "entry level job" five years ago? Are we sure it isn't still?
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Old 07-16-2023, 04:31 PM
 
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A. What's wrong with pumping gas? It's honest work.

and

B. Other than New Jersey, where can you find a full service gas pump now days?
As opposed to dishonest work like being a drug dealer or what?
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Old 07-16-2023, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Where clams are a pizza topping
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A. What's wrong with pumping gas? It's honest work.

and

B. Other than New Jersey, where can you find a full service gas pump now days?
While it’s not a state law, as in NJ, the gas stations in the bougie areas of CT are full service. NY, too.
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