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The carpenter/plumber opposition is intriguing. Do plumbers make more money than carpenters?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 at 10:31:45 AM EST
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yes


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by melvin (melvingladys at or near yahoo.com) on Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 at 10:46:33 AM EST
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Pay Scale

Carpenter:  $19.33 per hour
Plumber: $20.11 per hour

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 at 11:33:53 AM EST
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But what if they have their own business?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 at 11:40:00 AM EST
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That was the aspiration of "Joe." In typical fashion, he was neither named Joe nor a licensed plumber.

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. -- Dr Johnson
by melvin (melvingladys at or near yahoo.com) on Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 at 11:51:06 AM EST
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A plumber will normally work alone, a carpenter normally in a work crew.

I'd also hazard a guess that carpenters have a higher unionization rate (for the same reason).

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 at 01:39:37 PM EST
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Yeah, that's generally true in France, anyway.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 at 02:53:52 PM EST
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I would add, carpeting is a sort of creative work, with a pretty colloquial relation to customers. Plumbing is a dirty, individualistic work, with a bit of mutual disrespect between the worker and the customer.
by das monde on Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 at 10:19:34 PM EST
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