Hi friends, nice to be back to writing here on my Ways to Make a Living website. I have some new ideas of things that I’ll be sharing here, and I wanted to kick it off today. Around this time last year, I was telling you that my wife, Feyma, was going to go and […]
What about "real jobs"?
A decade ago, even 5 years ago, I was very much against the idea of working a "real job". Taking it even further, I have always had a negative attitude toward blue collar work. I have always been more of a "white collar" guy, and in the past 20+ years, I would call myself a "no collar" guy. An online guy.
A couple years ago, though, my son, who is very intelligent, told me he was thinking of getting into welding. What? Welding? I could not believe it. He is more of a computer geek, what had gotten into his mind?
I started researching about blue collar work and came to realize that there are some great opportunities out there in blue collar trades! In fact, there are a lot of jobs waiting, and not enough people trained to do the jobs!
Take it even further, and look at some of the things that Mike Rowe has to say. Mike is a smart guy, and he is also an advocate of Blue Collar work.
I have come around 180 degrees on the idea of real jobs, and especially blue collar jobs. I think there is a lot of opportunity out there! Online is great, but not everybody is into computers and such, so it might be right for you! Read my articles below to see what you think.
If a young person thinks of being an auto mechanic, an HVAC repairman, a welder or a pipefitter, is that really a 21st century job? Is it a job that really has openings available? Well, I did not used to think much of this kind of work, in fact, I never even considered it for […]
Over my work years, I would say that most of my jobs could be classified as white collar, or some grey collar. I did a few blue collar jobs while I was working my way through college, and during my high school days. Those early “blue collar” jobs involved farming, harvesting hay, working in a […]
Although I try to keep this particular website away from topics centered on the Philippines, I do live in the Philippines, so sometimes I have to write about that kind of thing. Ways to Make a Living if you live in the Philippines. For my readers in other part of the world, who have no […]
OK, so you go take care of your daily routine on the toilet, and when you are finished you realize that you have a problem. There is something wrong with the toilet, it won’t flush. Maybe it overflows. Whatever the problem is, are you going to call your lawyer? Your banker? How about a computer […]
If you watch the Discovery Network much, you probably know who Mike Rowe is. Mike does voice over work for the network, and also stars in some shows too. While I am not certain, I believe that Mike’s first show, or his first big show, was Dirty Jobs, in which Mike goes out on location […]