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The decline of the tradesman: Part 1

The decline of the tradesman: Part 1

Plumbers are just one of the trades that have become undesirable, but it might be the one that puts us at the highest risk We are headed toward clean water and sanitation crises in our country We don’t need a buzzword on our business cards to justify our place in society How we got to a place where being a plumber was a pig on which we had to put lipstick shows a serious lack of global awareness

This article is part of a three part series that takes a hard look at some of the business practices that have overrun the trades, including plumbing contractors. For better or worse, economic depression and the franchise model have affected the business model itself. Your grandfather wouldn’t recognize how service companies are run today. As eroding consumer trust and near panic level recruitment concerns come to forefront, we have to wonder how well these ‘best practices

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