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I like this guy, can we steal him?

Postby ex framie » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:44 am

This bloke makes a whole lot of sense, and he likes welders.

http://mikerowe.com/category/blog/mikeroweworks/

There's a bit to watch and his comments regarding the plans for a nuke power plant being shelved due to a lack of welders is interesting, its in one of the interviews he does.

He puts his money where his mouth is, well done that man.

If you blokes don't want him, send him over here........
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Re: I like this guy, can we steal him?

Postby weldin mike 27 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:16 am

Lots of Americans (some here) don't like him. The only difference between him and most of the smart people who know what we need in/have Aus is the TV show exposure. Doug Cameron is a smart fella, but doesn't meet the standard for what passes for TV over here at the moment.

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Re: I like this guy, can we steal him?

Postby exnailpounder » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:25 am

Mike Rowe is awesome. He is very popular here with blue collar working class people. You know, the kind of folks that don't go running to the H.R. department if they don't like someones perfume, and the people that don't have job descriptions and only do enough to not get fired...those people. I love his show Dirty Jobs and his sense of humor cracks me up. If there is indeed a welder shortage, it's because they don't teach vocational classes in alot of schools now and American kids today are so lazy and pussified that being outdoors would be too much to ask of them, much less ask them to weld. Kids today want big checks for playing with their phones and watching porn and waxing their carrots all day. Work is a sin. And lets not mention wage backwardation. I was making $20 and hour in 1982 as a carpenter. I was just offered a working foremans position for...$18 per hour last week. Anyway. Mike Rowe is ours but you are more than welcome to borrow him anytime you like 8-)
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Re: I like this guy, can we steal him?

Postby MinnesotaDave » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:13 am

I really like Mike Rowe and no way can he be loaned out to any other country!!!

Too much to be done here so you are on your own. :o :shock: :)

I think he's funny and right. Make work cool again America ! :D

Quote from Mike:
"According to Mary, the nice woman who runs my foundation and keeps me employed, I have the ability – in very short bursts – to appear “slightly smarter than I actually am,” and on occasion, “slightly more likable.” Such is the case – according to her – with this fleeting moment on Tucker Carlson. Since this aired last week, we’ve been overwhelmed with people and companies who want to help us “make work cool again.” We are deeply flattered, and committed to getting back to all of you by close of business today.

Or maybe a bit later.
Thanks for your patience…"
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Re: I like this guy, can we steal him?

Postby cj737 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:41 am

There is a rather funny meme running about:

You want $15/hour to do your job at McDs?
My d!ck is harder in the morning than your job

Picture a pipeliner laying in the snow/mud stick welding some 48" pipe together.

Enough said. Mile Rowe is absolutely right about the abandonment of VoTech classes in HS, JrHi. and the stigma of being a working man. My 4 kids will never know what an easy day is and they have the callouses and scars to prove it.
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Re: I like this guy, can we steal him?

Postby Farmwelding » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:43 am

cj737 wrote:There is a rather funny meme running about:

You want $15/hour to do your job at McDs?
My d!ck is harder in the morning than your job

Picture a pipeliner laying in the snow/mud stick welding some 48" pipe together.

Enough said. Mile Rowe is absolutely right about the abandonment of VoTech classes in HS, JrHi. and the stigma of being a working man. My 4 kids will never know what an easy day is and they have the callouses and scars to prove it.

What good story begins with "how did you get such perfect clear and smooth arms and hands?" No the good stories always start with "how the hell did that happen?"
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Re: I like this guy, can we steal him?

Postby exnailpounder » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:18 am

cj737 wrote:There is a rather funny meme running about:

You want $15/hour to do your job at McDs?
My d!ck is harder in the morning than your job

Picture a pipeliner laying in the snow/mud stick welding some 48" pipe together.

Enough said. Mile Rowe is absolutely right about the abandonment of VoTech classes in HS, JrHi. and the stigma of being a working man. My 4 kids will never know what an easy day is and they have the callouses and scars to prove it.

If people want more money then they need to learn more skills and make themselves more valuable to an employer instead of marching, protesting, whining and threatening for a raise. I pity employers these days with all these whiny, snot-nosed, self-entitled cry-babies in the work pool. Rowe wants work to be cool again but todays breed of moron won't accept work as a means to better themselves. They want mommy and daddy to pay their way through life.
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Re: I like this guy, can we steal him?

Postby electrode » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:18 am

exnailpounder wrote:
cj737 wrote:There is a rather funny meme running about:

You want $15/hour to do your job at McDs?
My d!ck is harder in the morning than your job

Picture a pipeliner laying in the snow/mud stick welding some 48" pipe together.

Enough said. Mile Rowe is absolutely right about the abandonment of VoTech classes in HS, JrHi. and the stigma of being a working man. My 4 kids will never know what an easy day is and they have the callouses and scars to prove it.

If people want more money then they need to learn more skills and make themselves more valuable to an employer instead of marching, protesting, whining and threatening for a raise. I pity employers these days with all these whiny, snot-nosed, self-entitled cry-babies in the work pool. Rowe wants work to be cool again but todays breed of moron won't accept work as a means to better themselves. They want mommy and daddy to pay their way through life.


Yeah! What he said. ;) The youth and even the not so young are a bunch of sniveling whiners and cry babies that want everything for free and have their college bills paid for too. I never went to college as I am one of 9 kids and my parents couldn't afford to send any but the two oldest kids, and they paid back their loans and tuition. I used to work 7 days a week most and all the time, with all the time and a half and double time I could get. That's the way it was...and we liked it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbU4Cb4A4-o

And the meme above is pretty funny too. :lol:
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Re: I like this guy, can we steal him?

Postby Farmwelding » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:26 am

This is so weird reading these posts about the youth. The only young people that will ever read this are not the problem. As per usual the people who need the help don't try and those that don't need it are talking about it. It sucks being a part of this generation. I just hope something or someone like Mike Rowe will help and start a revolution or something.
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Re: I like this guy, can we steal him?

Postby electrode » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:10 pm

Farmwelding wrote:This is so weird reading these posts about the youth. The only young people that will ever read this are not the problem. As per usual the people who need the help don't try and those that don't need it are talking about it. It sucks being a part of this generation. I just hope something or someone like Mike Rowe will help and start a revolution or something.


You are right, they are out protesting for free stuff. :roll:
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