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Hot Under The Blue Collar #12

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Over on mikeroweWORKS, my buddy Chuck wrote a post that included #skillsgap. Someone did not approve… Jason Steiner writes… I’m tired of hearing about the skills gap. I have a Porsche gap. There aren’t enough Porsches available for me to buy at the price I prefer to pay. Nobody tweets #PorscheGap. Nobody cares what I…


Hot Under the Blue Collar, Ep. 10

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I just glanced down at the cracked screen on my ancient iPhone, and beheld the most sarcastic headline in the history of modern journalism. COLLEGE WON’T TRAIN YOU FOR A JOB, AND THAT’S JUST FINE Then, I read the article beneath it, and quickly realized the headline is not sarcastic at all. In fact, the…


Hot Under the Blue Collar #9 – The Skilled Trades Offer No Benefits

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I just found this on my wall. The original is here. I think it’s important. Gauthier’s Heating July 19 at 6:42pm “Our Family Business of 38 years has ceased doing business. George Gauthier started the heating company at his family farm back in 1977 and it has been running under family ownership since then. We…


Hot Under The Blue Collar, Myth #8


“The Skilled Trades Are a Young Man’s Game.” Hi Mike I’m hot under my blue collar about an ad for The University of Phoenix. I’m talking about the one that uses the song from The Wizard of Oz to tell people that a college degree is the only way to succeed. I hate everything about…


Hot Under The Blue Collar, Episode #7

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As you might imagine, given the recent activity on my humble page, there’s been lots of chatter about opportunities for women in skilled labor. Most people realize that women have been historically discouraged and unfairly excluded from many of these careers, but I’m hopeful that people will start to see just how dramatically that’s been…


Hot Under The Blue Collar #6 – “The Solution to NYC’s Man Drought? Date Down.”

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Here’s a headline from The New York Post that oughta win some sort of award. “The Solution to NYC’s Man Drought? Date Down.” Apparently, Manhattan has 38% more young, college-educated women than it does similar men. This “academic inequality” has lead to something called a “man drought,” and now, thousands of college educated women are…