Why plumbing contractors do not pay based on living wage

Why plumbing contractors do not pay based on living wage

When did our prospective workforce become so divorced from reality? How did this concept of paying people wages that they do not deserve for work of which they are incapable (at first) of performing come about?  Almost every person who enters the mechanical trades as a green apprentice is a net liability to the company that hires him. 

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An anecdotal conversation in a recent column garnered a few emails from millennials, who felt that a plumbing contractor I alluded to, who had sai

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