Hard Hat Chic

The WaPo reports of a growing trend, among college graduates, who are electing to apprentice themselves and learn plumbing, electrical work, or bricklaying. These folks, now working in such trades, are not only more fulfilled, they are pleased to be making decent money, also.

Interesting quote from an econ professor who admits: "There is a strong anti-manual-work bias in this country. I fell prey to it, too."

Glad to hear this attitude is changing a bit.


Anonymous said...

Wow! Former inmates of the academic ghettos going on to learn something useful--amazing.

TCC said...

Hard economic times sometimes force folks to reinvent themselves in interesting ways. More power to them!