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Old 05-20-2013, 10:13 PM   #21
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Thanks for all the good advice. I think that I should be able to pass the GED without to much trouble. I dont do well in school for a couple of reasons, I get board sitting there and dont pay attention or I get lost and dont have any idea what were doing. Schools never been somthing that worked for me. I am able to understand stuff realy well when its actuly applied to somthing that I like. I actuly got a B in geomtry because I was able to carry that over to
I would never be able to have a desk job. It would drive me crazy having to sit there all day.
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Thanks for all the good advice. I think that I should be able to pass the GED without to much trouble. I dont do well in school for a couple of reasons, I get board sitting there and dont pay attention or I get lost and dont have any idea what were doing. Schools never been somthing that worked for me. I am able to understand stuff realy well when its actuly applied to somthing that I like. I actuly got a B in geomtry because I was able to carry that over to
I would never be able to have a desk job. It would drive me crazy having to sit there all day.
I'm the same way- if it's something I enjoy than I am able to pay attention and learn- if it's not than I have trouble keeping focused and learning anything. You'll make a good carpenter
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Consider your schools trade program (hopefully they have one or a school close by does), or if you have enough credits go for half a day & work the rest. I know it can be tough going, I got another year but you can do it & if you stick it out will probably be glad you did[/QUOTE]

I wish my school had a trade program but they dont. Theres a school a half hour away that is a high school focused around learning trades that I was intersted in but thats kind of far to go every day. I have been considering having school half day and work the other half and I have enough credits to do that.
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Marvis is 20, and just finishing high school this year.
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I was asked when I got my first framing job by the guys if i graduated....I said yes and then they asked me why the hell I was framing houses. Lol....

Not that I'm pushing you to drop out. I think its important to finish what you start and you've knocked out 11 grades what's one more?
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Consider your schools trade program (hopefully they have one or a school close by does), or if you have enough credits go for half a day & work the rest. I know it can be tough going, I got another year but you can do it & if you stick it out will probably be glad you did
I wish my school had a trade program but they dont. Theres a school a half hour away that is a high school focused around learning trades that I was intersted in but thats kind of far to go every day. I have been considering having school half day and work the other half and I have enough credits to do that.[/QUOTE]

I am impressed at the way you write. Not like you're texting your girlfriend. Vocabulary, grammar & spelling are pretty decent also.

Although it may not seem important now, having a good command of the written & spoken words of the English, will become more important the older you get.

Once again, won't seem important now, but business classes....
Finance, marketing, contract law and many more will be just as important as your trade skills.

Keep up the good work...
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Marvis is 20, and just finishing high school this year.


21 yaers old. I am fishiining and would have been done on timbut i had an occident.
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21 yaers old. I am fishiining and would have been done on timbut i had an occident.
:cheers: Im well aware of the accident. I was just implying that 1 year won't kill him.
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Im 18 and a junior in high school. For as long as I canrember I have wanted to be a carpenter. I all ready have basic carpentry skills and a full set of tools.( al the nesary handtools and a wide aray of power tools.) Right now I have a job as a painter and i enjoy it but enjoy carpentry so much more. I dont have a driver lisence yet but am going to get it within a couple months. This is realy somthing I would like to do my whole life. I just dont know how to go about finding a better job. My plan is to get a good job and then move out on my own at the end of summer and just get a ged and apply to trade school. I think that may be my best chance to get in because my grades are not good at all. Would yall concider highering someone with a ged and in trade school verse someone who graduated but wasnt in trade school.
you is indtroit. yu shuold gointo demo werk.
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you is indtroit. yu shuold gointo demo werk.
Are you saying that demo might be a lucrative business specific to Detroit?

I heard the median home prices in some areas of the motor city is $7,000.00
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How di youdo in agebra trigonomtry geometry? if you cannt do well in thos stayout the trades. the trades ar notfor dummmies.
Bull,, dummies do well in the trades

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you is indtroit. yu shuold gointo demo werk.[/QUOTE]

LoL. Theres quite a few people who do that but their a whole bunch of crack heads. I live a couple blocks outside detriot. And actult there is a good amount of work with all the burbs around. I don't realy concider myself a dummy or anyone thats sucsful in the trades. If we were some dummies we would we working at Mcdonalds and not skilled work.
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I am impressed at the way you write. Not like you're texting your girlfriend. Vocabulary, grammar & spelling are pretty decent also.

Thanks I figure its not bad for typing on a phone without spell check.

Although it may not seem important now, having a good command of the written & spoken words of the English, will become more important the older you get.

I comptly agree. Its very important to be able to comunicate.

Once again, won't seem important now, but business classes....
Finance, marketing, contract law and many more will be just as important as your trades skills.

I never thought about that but business classes, thats a good idea. The one reasond I wouldnt think Id want to go out on my own is my dad has his own bussines and I have watched him struggle for years.

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I just don't know how to go about finding a job. One other question I am scared of heights when on a roof but not scared to be on a ladder. I would be fine framming a second floor but I dont think Id be able to do any of the sheeting. Would this be a big problem that could keep me from being able to do framing?. One thing I noticed is the more I find myself on ladders the more comfortable I find my self with them. I am able to be on a 1 story roof no problem but that hardly has a slope to it.

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First question is, if you can't get decent grades in school, what makes you think you can pass the GED test? It's far from easy.

If you have your diploma (however you got it) AND are in trade school, I might be more inclined to hire you than someone who's not in trade school. However, most contractors prefer someone who can give them a significant chunk of time through the week, and school might interfere with that.
I would try to get hired on by someone and learn the trade through the ropes.

Graduate high school. You won't regret it.
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I just don't know how to go about finding a job. One other question I am scared of heights when on a roof but not scared to be on a ladder. I would be fine framming a second floor but I dont think Id be able to do any of the sheeting. Would this be a big problem that could keep me from being able to do framing?. One thing I noticed is the more I find myself on ladders the more comfortable I find my self with them. I am able to be on a 1 story foor no problem but that hardly has a slope to it.
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