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Blue Collar Jobs

Wages paid to blue-collar workers and workers of the skilled trades are comparable to other professional sectors: they average about $ 40,000 and can culminate in the six figures in the case of the skilled trades foremen and project manager positions. Of course, once you master your craft and you decide you want to start as a general contractor, the income you can make is then unlimited. But it is not just a question of money.

Workers that know a specialized trade, show a higher satisfaction at work than the average, both in men than in women. In fact, on a website in British Columbia, Canada that deals with trades, it says that women have more confidence in their abilities when they learn a trade and work in their chosen field.

A lot of blue collar workers own a small business and provide a variety of services, from plumbing to carpet cleaning to general contracting for home renovations. A simple look at your local business directory or a google search can find the website of a local company that you need.

tradesSo what are the benefits of blue collar work?

Skilled trades have always had the bad reputation of being dirty, difficult and dangerous. Perhaps that was the case 20 years ago but things have changed and today the industry imposes extremely safe standards and gets increasingly eco-friendly year after year. And it is true that these jobs are more physically demanding than a desk job, but at least you’re not stuck in a tiny desktop eight hours per day, plus you stay in good shape without having to go to the fitness center. Up to you!

As for some people that are rather free and adventurous spirits, the fact of getting a job in the skilled trades has become more attractive. Every day when you see with your eyes what you have accomplished, you can feel great satisfaction.
Start by googling for information or call the employment office in your area to learn about the trades. If it worked for other people, there is no reason why it wont work for you.

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Adoption Words of Wisdom

Given that we have some experience in this area we feel that we can write about this subject and give some wisdom about it.


Rich in emotions, the arrival of an adopted child or children leads to a new dynamic in your family. Known as the period named “post-adoption”, this mutual adaptation is an essential step in building relationships.

In reality, this sensitive period is often far from the perfect and idealized image of the first time bonding with your child.

Although you are prepared for the arrival of your child, you may need an adjustment time. Following an adoptive procedure that has proven long and exhausting, you may be faced with your own reactions (physical and mental fatigue, misunderstandings and concerns, etc.). Your caring attitude towards your child can sometimes be poorly perceived. Your child may have confusing or disarming behavior to you (screaming, crying, difficulty sleeping, different eating habits).

unicefIt is important to remember that your child is not always prepared to adopt it. He must discover and adapt to its new relational environment, family and social. He must also get used to his new country, climate, food changes, new sounds and smells, as well as sometimes a new language. His daily life is totally transformed.

Rest assured, this period of adjustment and discovery in no way prejudice the future and well-being of your family.

It is essential in this time of discovery, not to be alone. It can be useful and valuable to be accompanied in the interpretation of difficult reactions and behaviors that occur or if everything does not go as you hoped. Skilled professionals are able to guide you, to guide you and will answer your questions and possible needs. This support can also come from school staff, parents associations or adopted children and people in your environment.

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