I’ve been a journeyman for 1 year and 4 months now, 2018 was my first full year of journeyman wages, and I’m truly grateful for the things I’ve accomplished this year. This year I’ve made over 100k, I purchased a car for myself and one recently for my wife and I also got approved to purchase a home.
All of these blessings were made possible through hard work, dedication and because of my union, LOCAL 28. One of the lessons one should learn is this, when one door closes another one opens. We all work for our unions, companies come and go but the UNION REMAINS. Always provide a fair days work, for a fair days pay.
We shouldn’t bend the rules for any company, but we must all put in a fair days work to keep our companies in business, we need to show our signatory companies that we are all worth the money we earn through our collective bargaining agreement, always work hard and with pride.
Keep your eyes on the prize and even when you become a journeyman, it does not mean you know it all. You will always continue to learn something new in our business, remain humble especially when you transition into a journeyman. Continue learning your trades and learn how to spend and save your money wisely, have a safe work week.
The picture below was when I received my first mechanic check and it came attached with a prank, I still got my money from that company 4 months later because of Unionism purposes, but I’m here stronger than ever!