From the name and the tagline up top, you can probably guess what this blog is about. But in case you want more information…
I (stupidly) dropped out of highschool and became a working man early on in life. I did eventually go back to get my GED and I’ve since gotten into a workers union (although with the economic situation like it is, I currently am not employed with the union). Getting an early start on being a blue collared worker has given me a lot of aches and pains (the financial outlook for blue collared workers isn’t so great!), but it has also given me a lot of stories.
I have lots of stories of bosses and regular work gripes, but also stories about what it’s like financially, socially, physically, and mentally to weld, hammer, pour, clean, fix, demolish, build up, break down, solder, plow, and shovel your way through life. The way people treat those who serve them is sometimes wonderful, but often just terrible, and I can tell those stories. In some way, I hope my two daughters eventually read these stories (when they’re old enough) and use it as motivation to stay in school and stay on track.
I also want to give a holla to my sister who helps me with the site and teaches me about blogging stuff–thanks little sis!