Are you a tradie? Whatever your trade, you’d be familiar with the highs and lows that come with running your own business. It’s not easy, but there are some serious perks to being a tradie. Here are 8 things that tradies know all too well.
You know you’re a tradie when…
1 You see the sun rise every day
Even on weekends, your alarm goes off hours before anyone else.
2 You always miss peak hour traffic
Your work day starts early and finishes early, which means you always get to travel off-peak.
3 The only clothes you own are high vis
A large percentage of your wardrobe is bright orange and yellow.
4 You do way more laundry than most
In fact, you need to wash some of your clothes more than once to get the stains out.
5 You maintain a tan all year long
You don’t need to lie on the beach to get a sun-kissed tan, your work does it for you.
6 You admire the walls more than the furniture
It doesn’t matter where you are, you can always admire a good structure.
7 You don’t pay for a gym membership
But you’re still buff because work allows you to do all the heavy lifting you need.
8 You spend your free time working for friends and family
Unfortunately, your skills are in high demand no matter where you go.