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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).

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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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