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November 23, 2021 99 min
We have Alonso from Casa Nueva Contracting Inc and Kase from Alchemist Carpentry discussing framing, union, non union and all kinds of framing. Alonso is a George Brown graduate, would he do it the same way? He says no, he says he would have gone the appprentice route and jumped into framing. He's been framing for 8 years now. Then with Kase he is no longer a part of the union and working the custom homes. With a background in hospitality then school for animation then fell into carpentry and joined the union, didn’t like the apprenticeship route, stopped paying his dues and went solo. It’s an interesting dynamic between these two. The conversation of who’s better? Union or non union? Alonso discusses a workplace injury during framing a roof, he was fine from it, or he thought he was, a car collision soon after really caused the damage. We discuss the workforce and the truth is still there, the younger trades are asking for far more then they are worth and once the assessment is done and the employer sets the rate below their expectations, they leave. The conversation of 4 day weeks comes up again and the guys share a few thoughts on that, in the end every tradesperson has to find the work life balance and find the time to work and spend with your family. Establish your business, understand you need to hire others to help you run and prepare your business for the future, that requires accountants, bookeepers, lawyers and more, just understand all of this prep will pay off so much in the end. Shared and Discussed Links Aphantasia is the inability to voluntarily create a mental picture in your head. People with aphantasia are unable to picture a scene, person, or object, even if it's very familiar. ... The phenomenon didn't receive a name until cognitive neurologist Adam Zeman coined the term aphantasia in 2015. What an amazing show guys, thank you so much for spending the time to share your experiences, stories and valuable information, looking forward to seeing you again on future shows, possibly with Jesse from Barbosa Carpentry discussing more details about this trade and part of the construction industry and talking more construction. Find them @cluelessframer and @alchemist_carpentry Find Carlito @theconstructionliferenos and reach out to him at Want to reach out to Manny, text him on his mobile, 416 433-5737 and or email him at or Please let him know who you are and then ask away. TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.
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