People don’t want to work blue collar jobs…..comes from years of people saying you have to have a four year degree to amount to anything.
I didn't want a blue-collar job. I got TWO 4-year degrees but ended up working virtually nothing but blue-collar jobs (all the jobs my parents said that I'd have to work if I didn't get an education.) In the modern world of internships unless you can live in the parents' basement until the job actually pays you will never work in your profession.
Two college degrees, 2-year electronics degree, forklift experience, guess which one will get you a job interview!
In my case Mom died in January, my shift got laid off in March and I never looked for another job. Mom worked for UT, with a real pension, lifetime health insurance, and significant savings. I'm retired on HER retirement plan, because in the modern world of temp employment I never had a retirement account of my own.
Paid cash for my modest house and paid off my credit cards, life is good, now.