I was accepted into the union as 5th year apprentice so I would only do 1 year of school than be at top pay scale. The difference between the salary and me on my own now as a one man show is about 15,000 but the benefits...pension,annuity, and dental/medical probably make that up. Plus with overtime I figure it will cut the difference as well. Plus in the long run probably less hours and less headaches as doing all the business crap paying taxes,insurance, etc.will be gone. Also it gives me a chance to expand my education as most of the work is comercial as opposed to residential which is where most of my experience is.
Only drawback is getting back into a 40 hr week.Although i am busy now I figure I probably have 180 days a year I do not work when business is slow.
Has anyone here closed their business to work for someone else?