Memories of the Celtic Tiger


#181

Electrics and plumbing are the trades fellas wouldn’t take a risk with in their own house as well.

You’d have a go at tiling, flooring, painting, hanging a door but very few lads would skimp on the wiring and pipes.


#182

A mate of mine went to Germany straight from school and did a plumbing apprenticeship. He is fucking coining it now with underfloor heating and renewable energy systems


#183

At the moment some sparks are getting 1200 (take home) a week + lodging money I’m hearing.


#184

I wouldn’t recommend going at wires tho if you hadnt an idea . You can burn down the house or kill someone. .

I’m clean usless at any form of slabs , paving, wood, shelves,etc…I’ll pay a lad to hang shelves


#185

Youd make it handy if you were out on your own grafting at it.


#186

Yeah. .easy
There are fellas from Middlesborough on site at our place. OK it’s three phase stuff and they’re experts but they can’t be got at short notice here. .
All the money drank and gambled by Sunday nite


#187

You’d see similar lads down here in Whitegate in the refinery. The money they spend is untold in the boozers


#188

The pub owner rubbing their hands in glee when they see the degenerates coming


#189

1200 euro, thats most likely bullshit, mate. On top of that once you settle down in your 30’s, lodgings is a complete mugs game.

Not worth it at all.


#190

Thats a fact.


#191

What would 1200 a week take home equate to from a gross annual salary point of view?


#192

In or aroud 110k id say.


#193

And youd pay way less tax on it working for yourself too