Trucking in North America vs around the world

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  1. 98989

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    here we have serious problem with workforce in most fields.
    many people moved out, mostly germany and ireland. but also austria, switzerland, UK...
    it is very hard to find skilled workers, especially in construction.
    some 50.000 people want to move to outskirts of city and there is a lot of construction this days, in my little place 500 new apartments under construction, all sold in advance. they made 700 so far, so population of my little neighbourhood goes up by 60%.
    there is a reconstruction of earthquake damage. so both big, small and freelancers are full at least 2 months in advance. we have here workers from bosnia, serbia, albania, ukraine, which all have skills and will to work. auxiliary workers often comes from nepal, philippines...
    good skilled construction worker/plumper/electrician/mechanic will earn same amount as great doctor or engineer - still no one wants to work.
    we have a problem to find office workforce in my company. i had 3 interns in 1year period, all they are interested are drinking coffee, smoking, being on phone.
    i had case that intern who studied german/eng lang. get task to translate name of 500 colors, it took him like one week to do this.
    i get him task to check my translation of equipment list and correct mistakes. it took me 70 hours to translate, i give him oen week (40 hours) to read and correct, he was 3 weeks late.

    i know different kind of peoples, from different fields, most complains about workforce.
    i know several teachers and kindergarten teachers, they all complains that every new generation is worst and worst.
     
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    What do you have for roof?
    I have comcrete tiles, they come from austria. They give 30year warranty, undernearh there is water resistant steam breathable foil, so even if it start to leak it should be OK.
     
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    Asphalt shingles with roll membrane under that…….

    lasts 20-25 years……..
     
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    Same here in USA, my friend. Seems to be an epidemic in the entire civilized world. :(
     
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  8. Cat sdp

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    Thanks, Never seen before, cool equipment.
    It is diecast Masters, look there is a lid box and with letters

    I am not that much into mining equipment, also bit too expensive for me, i can buy two trucks for one.
    I ordered norscot military grader 120m, it was very cheap on eBay, but i forget that from july, i would pay tax on it. So it will cost me 40eur.
    I think i am finish for my models for some time. now have to invest again some 30.000+e into house.
     
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    The european style of roof shingles are not common in North America. Like mentioned, most is asphalt shingles or or even coated steel panels. Those come stamped in different shapes. Sometimes you can find them with the pattern of the shingles you are used to see.
     
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