Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Just Conversation
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-20-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
RV Mutant #14
Wayne M's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,244
Cheap labor

This is not this kid's 1st day on the job...
Why Chinese products cost less!!

Why labor costs less

Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2008 Winnebago Destination 39W
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-20-2013, 09:00 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
TXiceman's Avatar

Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,139
Blog Entries: 21
Cannot imagine an American kid actually doing any work unless it had to do with his video games.


Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 09:11 AM   #3
Senior Member
JohnBoyToo's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: DFW, Tex-US
Posts: 3,516
Just goes to show some jobs are easy to do !

Actually the kid in the pic is 35 years old - they are just short there ...

kidding, kidding, kidding - know some pc warriors will jump on that
If you really are sad and think nobody cares, just try missing a few payments ! '11 Monaco Diplomat 43DFT RR10R pushed by a Demco Excali-Bar II hitch which is pushed by a '14 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport.
JohnBoyToo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 10:40 AM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 346
The funny thing is he is doing a good job!

I'm taking the grand kids to the Quarry tomorrow, the free ride is over.
henderson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 10:41 AM   #5
Senior Member
sdennislee's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 6,388
He has skill
US Navy Vet, Liberty Tree Member of Oath Keepers, NRA & VFW Life Member, Alaska EMT.
2009 Safari Cheetah 40 SKQ
2009 Winnebago Chalet 231CR
sdennislee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 10:50 AM   #6
Registered User
wincrasher's Avatar
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Greer, SC
Posts: 670
Well, I had a pretty dim view of the youngsters coming into the job market. On the project we are working now, we hired 3 young guys out of college and each has turned out to be smart, hard working and diligent about being on-time, staying late and checking their work for errors.

So I'm hopeful.
wincrasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 12:13 PM   #7
Senior Member
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 4,744
I started working at age 11 setting pins in a bowling alley.

Kids should be allowed to work when they are young.

It develops good work ethics and illustrates to them why they should work hard at school so they don't have to do manual labor.
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
Arch Hoagland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 12:43 PM   #8
Senior Member
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,881
I have a sneaking suspicion there isnt much else going on in that young boys life except work. I agree there is nothing wrong with kids having some small job to teach responsibility but it doesnt come close to driving a front end loader.
Fred1609 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 03:33 PM   #9
Senior Member
Caveman CBB's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Storden,MN
Posts: 672
Ya, he's purty young. Farm kids learn how to drive a young age. But, not that young. I can't find anybody to help me wash down the hog barn anymore. But, that job sucks so much that's why I try to find people to help me.
Caveman CBB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 03:42 PM   #10
Senior Member
Francesca's Avatar
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Port Hadlock, Washington
Posts: 2,855
Originally Posted by Wayne M View Post
This is not this kid's 1st day on the job...
Why Chinese products cost less!!

Why labor costs less
Pshaw- that kid's an old geezer at five...This Cheap American Laborer is only four fifths of that!

Bronson Troy Backhoe Operator for Hire (he's only 4yrs old) - YouTube
Francesca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 03:33 AM   #11
Senior Member
Nitrohorse's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 148
They take workplace safety very seriously in China. Notice that the gentleman up on the catwalk near the mixer was wearing a hard hat?
Nitrohorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 06:35 PM   #12
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 247
I have 2 five year old grand sons. 1 is son's. one is daughters .one can drive anything and i mean anything , the other can't ride a bike yet but he can play any game on wii . My son has always spent time outside working and teaching his son and the boy worship's the ground his dad walks on . My other grand son never see's his dad he is always too busy working and playing golf. I wished he lived close so I could spend time with him.It's impossible to know at this time how they will turn out but i can tell you our children are raising kids that most won't be able to mow their own grass or paint the house . video game's have ruined this country and texting will finish us off

swampdog is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.