Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: north of the Peg Manitoba
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What age do the children go to school till ? Here in Manitoba, I'd say 85 to 90 percent go gr 12.
How is it decided what area of work they go into ?
I assume elders watch what they are good at and direct them that way ?
That's kinda how it go's, but starting around 15 years old you are supposed to work at various trades till ur 23ish, then it's noticed where you excel and you'll be placed there for longer period of time. Stuff often comes up where people get moved around on different jobs depending on the need for labor... Or you get promoted when someone retires., or someone leaves and his place needs to be filled... Manufacturing need the most. I've worked with hogs a little bit, hated it , dairy for 3 years , ran feed mill 3 years, made furniture several years, was promoted to head carpenter in 2015. Somehow got sucked into looking after ventilation and geothermal heating On last project, and I love harvesting, and hot rodding combines. Lots of variety to keep life interesting. Played hockey since I was a kid, love to trap and hunt coyotes.
Is there a set age when men and women retire ?
Women may retire at 45 if they want to, men, whenever they feel they aren't keeping up to their job due to old age or if they really need a change of scenery.
When someone wants to leave, is it that frowned upon that they literally have to run away ?
This is a harder question to awnser. Frowned upon isn't quite the right word. Disappointed better describes it. We took care of him up till now, and he just takes off? And spends 5 years living his dream and comes back expecting to marry next year, receive housing and all needs taken care of.... Which he shoulda earned here himself, but we'll take them back anyway.. Cause they are ours...
The reason they literally run away in middle of night; it's easier than trying to explain to ur parents why u slapped them in the face. A good bye note is easier
My helper left last fall after working with me since he was a fat little 12 year old lad. I thought if he does more then sweep floors someday he'll do well,.. 7 years later, he is incredibly talented kid, my friend, partner in crime, grain cart driver, mechanic, swather driver, ran challenger for 3 seasons, construction helper, u name it he could do it .. Who ever he is working for now better appreciate him. But he told me he'll be back someday and I believe him