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    48 and workin hard.
    You know, people talk about not having the older generation to learn from but from my experience of the last few years, seems the younger generation don't really want to learn. They all want the big money but don't want to learn first how to make that decent money. Just mt opinion
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    Smile Livin the country life

    46 years last november, spent 18 years doing every thing you could do on a grain farm and the last 27 in the oilfied. this experience and hands on are worth more than you could ever learn in college, it even makes fixin broke junk a lot easier, being a machinist/welder/mechanic/electrician, is the best job i could ever possibly want, Can't wait till the sun comes up tomorrow, something is sure to be different than today!!



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    I'll be 24 in about a month. I've been designing and machning things off and on for around 6 years. In my opinion, learning things the hard way is one of the most effective ways to learn (although not the most efficient). Call me lazy, but I try to take advantage of any opportunity I get to learn how to do things (or not to do things) from older guys. I also do my fair share of studying and research to see if current technology allows for other options that the the older guys didn't have.

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    Ill be 54 in May, but I had a hip replacement last August. So, I guess parts of me are brand new. Does that count????
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    Quote Originally Posted by grinder_gary View Post
    48 and workin hard.
    You know, people talk about not having the older generation to learn from but from my experience of the last few years, seems the younger generation don't really want to learn. They all want the big money but don't want to learn first how to make that decent money. Just mt opinion
    Gary
    Well Gary, I can't speak for everyone else, but it would be nice to learn from some older folks with experience...not just someone who is older than me and does the same job. Also...if you are capable of doing the work or already doing the work you should be getting paid the same as the older guys...not making half of what they make. Barely scraping by, paying rent, and having to drive an old POS, while other guys have new vehicles and a nice house is not my idea of the American dream. And no, I don't blow my money on alcohol or drugs...I don't make enough to afford them!



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    When I was a young detailer/designer at an engineering company, I watched where the money was going. I watched the engineering company pay a lot of money to machine shops internal and external. When I tried to get things built that I designed on my own, I realized that machine shops charged alot of money for their time. I later went to work for a small job shop in their QA department and watched the owner rake in an amzing amount of money.

    My philosophy is at the end of the day, someone always needs something build, made, machined, welded or assembled.



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    Quote Originally Posted by WYLD View Post
    Well Gary, I can't speak for everyone else, but it would be nice to learn from some older folks with experience...not just someone who is older than me and does the same job. Also...if you are capable of doing the work or already doing the work you should be getting paid the same as the older guys...not making half of what they make. Barely scraping by, paying rent, and having to drive an old POS, while other guys have new vehicles and a nice house is not my idea of the American dream. And no, I don't blow my money on alcohol or drugs...I don't make enough to afford them!
    See there is part of the problem nothing aginst what you say i will agree that you have to be paid what your worth but you cant compair what your self to the older guys and what money they make, They have doen their time and worked for years to be were their at you cant just expect to step in and get paid what they do You have to do the time as well o matter if your doing the same job or not, And you may be doing the same job maybe even doing better but remember the older guys are the ones that came up with most of what you do and have forgoten moore than you will ever know

    individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jackson View Post
    See there is part of the problem nothing aginst what you say i will agree that you have to be paid what your worth but you cant compair what your self to the older guys and what money they make, They have doen their time and worked for years to be were their at you cant just expect to step in and get paid what they do You have to do the time as well o matter if your doing the same job or not, And you may be doing the same job maybe even doing better but remember the older guys are the ones that came up with most of what you do and have forgoten moore than you will ever know

    I agree with 90% of what your saying with one part left outstanding. One should get paid what they are worth. Age has nothing to do with it, and if it does, that is called "Discrimination". Everyone pays dues one way or another. If they are at a Company longer that is Acceptable to a point. Discrimination because of your "AGE",........... ISN'T.

    Where the Older guys have forgotten more than I know now is true. But you have to consider that time stands still for no one. Technology has grown. There are a lot of young people out there that know more about other things that pertain to the same job.

    Take Computers, Software, and CAD/CAM for instance. That is what jobs want today, not a Manual Machinist. I can say the Manual Machinists are the Best at Machining. If they learn about CNC's that is great, if they don't, where will they be in 5 to 10 years?

    Time doesn't wait for any of us which is why we try to learn more and more.

    Here is a better example. I teach guys 5 to 26 years older than me to use CAD and CAM Software. Should I get paid less than them because of my age? Simple answer, "No". There is a 23 year old Machinist roaming these Forums that makes more than most. Why, because he is very Smart.

    One gets Paid for their Abilities, not their Age.

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    Your right on, and i was refurring to machinest a machinist in my book is someone like myself that can walk in and pretty much run anything in the shop,
    and lets say you have been at a place 15 - 20 years and a guy comes in doing the exact same job and making more money "no mater what his age" i would be a bit pi$$ed. Thats all i was saying were im from we call it the toldem poll

    individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jackson View Post
    Your right on, and i was refurring to machinest a machinist in my book is someone like myself that can walk in and pretty much run anything in the shop,
    and lets say you have been at a place 15 - 20 years and a guy comes in doing the exact same job and making more money "no mater what his age" i would be a bit pi$$ed. Thats all i was saying were im from we call it the toldem poll
    100% AGREED

    Just remember that is better to be PI$$ED-OFF than PI$$ED-ON, LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobyaxis View Post
    100% AGREED

    Just remember that is better to be PI$$ED-OFF than PI$$ED-ON, LOL
    HA HA absalutly

    individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.


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    Old enough to know all about the depression and WWII when things were made mostly by hand. WWII brought about the design and manufacture of war materials and machines by many people through dedicated co-operation.

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