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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I've lots of builder & plumber mates who got nothing at school
    Mmm, I imagine you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I've lots of builder & plumber mates who got nothing at school, but make a very good living. My plumber mate, 45, just bought another V4 Panigale. Semi retired here.
    Same here, it's one of the reasons I think too much pressure is put on children to get good exam grades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Same here, it's one of the reasons I think too much pressure is put on children to get good exam grades.
    At school they pushed my brother into woodwork and carpentry as that was his forte. Worked great for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    At school they pushed my brother into woodwork and carpentry as that was his forte. Worked great for him.
    There's a huge assumption that all kids need to be academically brilliant. Some ain't, and guess what...we still need mechanics, chippies, brickies, waiters, cooks, etc. Yet every kid parent dreams of uni for 3 years studying some bullshit degree.

    Bring back the polytechnic!

    Fuck me. I sound old.

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    At least until they perfect robot bricklayers anyway.

    We need to teach kids how to make EMP bombs and do that thing in Terminator 2 with the credit card on a ribbon cable.

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