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    'Darren, a 35-year-old construction worker from Bedford, has worked on building sites for the past 20 years. When one job finished, he would normally walk onto another site and be given new work straight away. However, the credit crunch has hit the construction sector hard, and it is now virtually impossible to find a job as a builder.


    After being unemployed for the past eight months, the jobcentre referred Darren to a TNG training centre in Bedford, where he is now in his fifth week of an IT course.'



    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...eers-recession



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    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Dalek View Post
    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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    Thanks for reviving that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by milanbenes View Post
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    After being unemployed for the past eight months, the jobcentre referred Darren to a TNG training centre in Bedford, where he is now in his fifth week of an IT course.'
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    Darren has been struggling to find work because all he knows is building, but the centre is helping him to develop new skills so that he can move into new sectors. "I'm starting to look at going into another sector until [the building sector] picks back up again," he said.
    Not a sector you'd actually want to stay in, compared to construction, then?

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    There is a builder at clientco who hurt his back - and desperate to get back to the construction industry.

    But there can't be many builders who would make good coders? Except relative to the offshore ones......

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    Didn't you people know that the average salary in IT is 37K?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    There is a builder at clientco who hurt his back - and desperate to get back to the construction industry.

    But there can't be many builders who would make good coders? Except relative to the offshore ones......
    Many a potential good coder must have stumbled into other lines of work, instead of stumbling into IT as most of us did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    Many a potential good coder must have stumbled into other lines of work, instead of stumbling into IT as most of us did.
    Yes, and many of you would probably make a good bar of soap too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Dalek View Post
    Yes, and many of you would probably make a good bar of soap too.
    Jings !


    Good to know we're all useful - I think I would like to be a Carbolic soap.

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