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Old 12-31-10, 08:28 PM   #1
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Are you the next apprentice?

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Old 12-31-10, 11:53 PM   #2
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Why can't he be closer to WI. I would kill for a opportunity like that.
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Old 01-01-11, 08:27 AM   #3
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Yeah, that's very cool. Not sure how the whole "you'll be paid different amounts for different things you do" part will work, sounds overly complicated. I'd love to find a similar situation in SE PA that would allow me to put in apprenticeship time on nights and weekends while still maintaining my day job as a teacher. I wish more builders would do something like this to ensure that the knowledge of builders who have been active for decades doesn't become lost when they stop building.

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A lot of these builders are camped out on the internet giving away a lot of very valuable advice. There is no way the info will be lost, and the craft isn't static, as I look back I can see how the world moves ahead, and what seems like wisdom is a lot of old thinking. It's all good. I do wonder if some of these guys would get off the computer and back in the shop if they couldn't handle an apprentice, though it's a bad deal for the most part. I like what Bohemian is trying as far as redesigning the offer so that it makes sense in the modern world. In the old days you had to sign papers, and you would be possibly permanently disgraced in a way we can barely imagine, if the apprenticeship failed. Then you ate #&$^ for seven years, and worked in a manner nobody today can imagine, at least not around here.
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