Construction Industry Tradesmen – Need to Retire Earlier

The government seem determined to make construction industry tradesmen work until they drop or better still, until we end up in a wooden box. People in the UK on average work a lot more hours than our European counterparts in general, but this Conservative/Liberal Government want us to work even harder. Construction industry tradesmen need to retire early.
Does anyone ever consider the physical efforts Handyman Roof Repair Near Me involved in a particular industry?
Work hard and you get respect. Work hard and you get 2 homes and a car with heated seats. Work extra hard and spend half your life working with people you don’t like, never see your children, never see the wife, but earn loads of money they can spend. Work hard in a construction trade and all you will achieve is a Bad back, Tennis elbow, Hearing Loss and if you are really lucky… a Knee replacement. Now the government is trying to make construction workers spend even more time at work. Only God himself will know what joys in retirement constructions workers will have, that’s if they ever get to that age. Some well being advice can be found at , which may help people have a better quality life.
Let’s look at one particular trade and try to work out the actual stress that will be put on the human body in the course of their natural working life. It’s difficult to work out exactly, so let’s do some calculations that may just help people realise the effects such hard work will have on the “Old Bones”.
• Concrete Blocks: 34, 000 tonnes per working life
• Mortar: 10,000 tonnes per working life
• Concrete Lintels: 1000 tonnes per working life
• Shovels of sand: 800,000 per working life
• Trowels full of mortar: Millions
The reality
Now this is a very broad estimate and would not be the same for everyone, but do politicians think all construction workers sit in a nice warm office, always have access to hot food, access to clean toilet facilities and drive a car that is fuelled by tax payer’s money. The reality is totally different on a construction site. Work in very adverse weather conditions for 7 months of the year, no hot food, very bad toilet facilities that quite often don’t even have hot water and a car that thrives on being filled up with overpriced fuel that they can little afford. People often have either of the following 2 philosophies:
Live to work
Get up at 05.30 o’clock, shower, breakfast and merrily go to work. They come home from work at 7 o’clock in the evening with a sense of satisfaction from their achievements and have a sense that it was all worth it. For some it would be the huge salaries often achieved in certain industries, for others it’s the power over people they think or know they have.
Work to Live
For this work ethic people view work as a bind that must be done in order to earn a living. Quite often these people want the maximum return for the least effort, others have great skills, huge commitment to their job, but they don’t let work rule their life’s. Single House Design Photos workers in general seem to have a third philosophy……
Work to die
Now this ethic is one of get up at 05.30, no breakfast, no shower and on average A�10 spent on fuel just getting to work. Work hard all day with absolutely no interest in the job. Get treated in most cases like a third class citizen with little or no respect from managers that will never gain respect from anyone. This philosophy make people think why on earth anyone wants to work on a construction site, but like most things in life “needs must” Many Tradesmen within the construction industry will retire in a less than healthy state.
Roll on my 67th! Will I be able to blow out the candles?