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Old 11-24-2017, 05:45 PM   #1
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Monday starts the last 4 days of my career,Thursday at 4:00 PM and I'm done.I've been in various aspects of the trade since the fall of 72 and now I'm going to sit back and collect that pension check and SS which will total out to a larger gross than working 40,lots of projects planned to keep me moving.
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Congratulations leakfree. May you never have to fix another. Be safe
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Congrats brother. May your days at home be full of clean porcilen, fresh air, and knees and a back that doesn't ache in the morning. Stay active. Us Chicago guys can use your knowledge.

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Monday starts the last 4 days of my career,Thursday at 4:00 PM and I'm done.I've been in various aspects of the trade since the fall of 72 and now I'm going to sit back and collect that pension check and SS which will total out to a larger gross than working 40,lots of projects planned to keep me moving.
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Congrats brother you've earned it

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Happy trails to you, leadfree.
I receive my first SS check on the Dec 1st, as I assume you do. Here's hoping Uncle Sam stays solvent for a few more decades.
Between pension and that, I'm set as long as inflation doesn't get too far out of hand.
However, I won't be manning the barricade next week because I'm still on the mend from knee replacement surgery last week.
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I wonder what is gonna happen when all the plumbers that know what they are doing finally retire??? Being self employed I dont get a pension so I will probably keep going till I drop... sometime in the next 10 years......

I dont think its gonna be pretty when their is only a gonna be a bunch of dopers left to haul the load.... Finding a trustworthy service plumber will probably cost you an arm and a leg...with a long wait..


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I wonder what is gonna happen when all the plumbers that know what they are doing finally retire??? Being self employed I dont get a pension so I will probably keep going till I drop... sometime in the next 10 years......

I dont think its gonna be pretty when their is only a gonna be a bunch of dopers left to haul the load.... Finding a trustworthy service plumber will probably cost you an arm and a leg...with a long wait..


We had an Apprentice show up in the spring with his work boots in his hands,he sat down and asked us to show him how to lace them,didn't stick around very long.
If he's the future of the trade I don't want to be part of it.
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We had an Apprentice show up in the spring with his work boots in his hands,he sat down and asked us to show him how to lace them,didn't stick around very long.
If he's the future of the trade I don't want to be part of it.
















IF he were working for some government agencies, he would've been promoted......
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Congrats, I hope your health and wealth allow you to travel the world.
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Wow

Have a well deserved retirement. Keep that Illinois License active. ENJOY.

As far as new people in the Trades, it is on the decline, in 10 years or so we will be running low on qualified people. The ICC is seeing the same thing in enforcement officials. Kids today don't know what it is to really work for a living.
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