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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:51 am 
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Am I too old to learn a new trade? I’ll be 40 in June and am not skilled in anything. My wife is always on at me to get a trade, so my question is what could I learn and get really good at with very limited time and practically no money. I can pretty much guess the responses. Just thought there might be something out there.


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What jobs were you doing up to now? Hasn't there been anything that seemed better than other jobs?

I have not been in any trade so not easy to suggest, I am only trying to pick your brain :-)


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with more than half your working life in front off you you are just at the beginning
if you need the wage to live then do your new choice off career as evening and weekend training and expect perhaps 2 or three years to break even

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you posted at about 10'oclck this morning and were asked a couple of questions at 12 o'clock. its now six fifty and no reply. you seem to be pretty relaxed about a possible new career?


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wes56 wrote:
you posted at about 10'oclck this morning and were asked a couple of questions at 12 o'clock. its now six fifty and no reply. you seem to be pretty relaxed about a possible new career?


Maybe he's at work ???


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I knew a bloke who did just that, learnt a new trade, (did his apprenticeship) he was the oldest in the class. But that was "back in the day" when companies took on apprentices, I am on another forum and its almost "trade only" but often new people come on asking if we can help with practical experience (they will even work for free) and the replies are deafening by the sound they make.
Most are 1 man bands or small companies, they can't afford to take on an apprentice, and big companies don't want to know.
I still think that the news papers paint a wrong picture of all trades saying they earn £50K / year its just not true for everyone, and those I do know in a "trade" want to get out of it, as most big companies suck, by all means learn a new job, but not a trade.

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I knew a bloke who did just that, learnt a new trade, (did his apprenticeship) he was the oldest in the class. But that was "back in the day" when companies took on apprentices, I am on another forum and its almost "trade only" but often new people come on asking if we can help with practical experience (they will even work for free) and the replies are deafening by the sound they make.
Most are 1 man bands or small companies, they can't afford to take on an apprentice, and big companies don't want to know.
I still think that the news papers paint a wrong picture of all trades saying they earn £50K / year its just not true for everyone, and those I do know in a "trade" want to get out of it, as most big companies suck, by all means learn a new job, but not a trade.


profits and dividends are all that seem to matter to many companies philanhropy and fairness and investing in the future seldom seem to matter
goodness honest hard working fitting in and being good dont sell papers or tv programs conflict anger reporting often with a dishonest slant does :scratch:

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mods, if he's working its a pretty long shift? he shows no drive or determinatn to get up and get what he wants not what his wife wants. i hope it works for him id like to see everybody doing well.
theres aUSN Seal on youtube who says if you want a happy life then first thing get up early andmake your bed


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wes56 wrote:
theres aUSN Seal on youtube who says if you want a happy life then first thing get up early andmake your bed


:dunno: sorry, I don't understand, could you expand or post a link to that you refer to, please?

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