Plumbing

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Kevin McPheeters
Instructor’ Choice Assignment
Fall2012-ECO2023-Princ Economics II-372686
November 3, 2012

Plumbing
In my current position, I have the chance to dabble in many of your typical industrial trades such as electrical work, carpentry, welding and plumbing. As much as I enjoy this type of work, my job requirements create limitations to my knowledge and experience. I work in a maintenance capacity; therefore it is helpful to know a little bit about a lot, as opposed to being experienced in exclusively one trade. All of the aforementioned trades are suffering a shortage of qualified employees, so the opportunity exists to get into any of them and succeed, career wise as well as monetarily. It just amounts to how hard one is willing to work on what are generally considered unglamorous trades. For the purpose of this assignment I am going to focus on opportunities in the plumbing trade.
Plumbers are tradesmen that are generally qualified for a wide range of responsibilities, and also need some experience in other trades such as carpentry and welding. Plumbers can handle jobs as simple as one man unplugging a toilet all the way to an entire company dedicating its workforce to constructing a skyscraper. They can handle everything from plastic pipe and glue to cast iron pipes and a welding rig. If they are working on a house, they would need some carpentry skills for plumbing installation.
Plumbers have an advantage over some of the other construction related trades. With the economic collapse, new building construction bottomed out. This led to a reduction in jobs available for construction related trades. However, the advantage of plumbers was that they could pick up a lot of work just in typical maintenance and repairs of existing plumbing systems.
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