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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 03-11-2009 06:45 PM 1615 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know things are tough out there, but I came across the WoodWeb site and found that there are listings for jobs across the nation.

Maybe some of these jobs will be close to an LJ member looking for employment or experience in a pro shop.

You can check it out here: http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/exchanges/jobs.cgi

Peace, Love, and Woodworking

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com



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Woodchuck1957

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#1 posted 03-11-2009 07:43 PM

Todd, thanks for the post. But the problem with working for most small cabinet shops is they don’t want to pay much. The boss wants to live in a million dollar house and have a bunch of toys while everyone else does the dangerous dirty work for less than a liveing wage. I’m not saying this problem is only in cabinet shops, it seems to be everywhere and is what needs to change in this country.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 03-11-2009 07:49 PM

Woodchuck – I certainly thought about this issue before posting it. But I decided that maybe someone needs to just get some income going. The individuals will have to weigh it out for themselves.

I know that in the past some younger LJ members were wondering about/looking for opportunities to get some shop experience. This might be a page to bookmark and check every now and then.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Blake

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#3 posted 03-11-2009 07:51 PM

Interesting site.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#4 posted 03-11-2009 08:05 PM

Todd, that can be difficult for a newbie to do. If I have a tough time geting my foot in the door I can only imagine how tough it would be for a kid. I’ve been a woodworker for about 28 years, most don’t care, they want a couple years of installing in your belt, pretty tough to do when you can’t get your foot in a door somewhere. In other words I feel they ask for an awfull lot for very little compensation. I could certainly use some income, but I’m geting too old for that bs. I learned the hard way in the building trades that the Contractor does fairly well while everyone else below struggles, those jobs cater more towards the illegals.

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#5 posted 03-12-2009 01:51 AM

Thanks for the post, other than anywhere it shows how bad things are here in Michigan, because there wasn’t a single post in MI. I have been looking for work since November and for my back ground (manufacturing superviision) jobs are quit scarce. So, I really appreciate you looking out for LJs like me. Thanks again.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#6 posted 03-12-2009 03:07 AM

I consider myself lucky to say that work is slow, I know that it is better than nothing.

You never know what may come of posting some information that could lead to helping someone, even if it was temporary and helped get them through a tough time.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#7 posted 03-12-2009 03:15 AM

Todd – I’m not looking, but I really appreciate you thinking about your fellow LJs.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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Woodchuck1957

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#8 posted 03-12-2009 03:18 AM

Barry, the thought had occured to me, and I have done things for people in the past, I’m just not very bussiness smart, and with so many carpenters out of work, or cutting each others throats just to get work, I wonder if this is really the best time to do it. I’ll probably end up in a hardware store.

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#9 posted 03-12-2009 03:15 PM

Thank you, Todd for the contact list. This at least provides a starting point for the person who really wants to go to work. One of the problems we have in this country today is that far too many people have earning standards that they will not deviate from, even when they are hungry. Some work is better than no work, I think?

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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Woodchuck1957

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#10 posted 03-12-2009 03:31 PM

Dusty, your just like your former employer, ya just don’t get it.

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