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Fire Up Your Welding Life by Joining a Welding Union!

Aside from the camaraderie and inspiration you can get from a welding union, here are three reasons why you should join a union now, whether you’re a beginner or an expert at welding:

You get paid more

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a union worker earns more than a non-union worker. In 2014, the difference between their weekly income was $207. That’s 27% more money! That means if you’re in a union, you get paid more because you belong to a trusted group and your ability has been tested and proven.

Still a novice? Don’t worry; you can always learn to weld like a professional with the help of the internet.

You get a lot of benefits

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Let’s be completely honest—the benefits we receive from our jobs matter a lot, especially when we speak of medical benefits in the welding industry. The good news is if you’re part of a union, you get more benefits. In fact, according to Bankrate, 93% of union welders receive medical benefits, but only 69% of non-union workers are entitled to the same benefits.

As you can see, the difference is significant! If you have a family, medical benefits matter a lot. After all, we all need health insurance since we’ll never know when dangers would attack. Moreover, the employers of unionized welders have paid 89% of their single cover health premiums and 82% of family plan premiums. To boot, 77% of unionized workers also have defined benefit pension plans. Seriously, it doesn’t matter if you’re young or old. If you’re part of a welding union, not only will you be entitled to medical benefits, you’ll even receive money after retiring. Seriously, what’s not to love about being in a welding union?

You get more paid leave

Everyone needs the time to take it easy. But for most of us, we worry about the money more than the need for a vacation.

Good thing a unionized welder get 28% more paid leave than a non-unionized one!

Welding is a taxing job, and it can burn out the physical body. Welders need to relax too, you know. And they can rest more if they know they’ll get paid a lot more than if they were working independently. Those who work in a union are happier because they don’t have to worry about money.

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Aside from vacation leave, 82% of union welders also have paid sick leave. Compared to the 63% of non-union welders who have paid sick leave, that amount is already enormous. No wonder unionized workers look happier in their welding profession!

Change the way your welding job affects you, and be one of those happy welders by joining a union today!

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Firing Up Your Pool Cleaning Activity

I bet no one likes cleaning pools with manual cleaners like scrubs, skimmers, brushes, and old vacuums. Doing the entire cleaning process would be boring and taxing if it takes too long to clean one area.

Good thing there are machines tailored to make you excited about pool cleaning!

These devices are found in https://poolcleanerhub.com/, and they’re none other than…

ROBOTIC POOL CLEANERS!

Know how to set up one by reading the instructions below.

Step 1: Unbox

First, take out the cleaner from the box and read the manual.

Step 2: REALLY read the manual

Don’t skip this step. Every cleaner is different, so be sure to review the manual and instructions with undivided attention. Doing this will keep you from having to deal with issues in the future. Besides, manuals come with troubleshooting steps which can help you solve small problems with your robotic pool cleaner.

Step 3: Plug in the power supply

Dolphin-99996403-PC-Dolphin-Nautilus-PlusRobotic cleaners are ready to use once they’re out of the box. So all you got to do is to plug in the power supply into a GFCI-approved outlet. Remember that the energy supply should be a minimum of 12 ft. from your pool edge for safety purposes.

Step 4: Submerge the cleaner

Now, carefully carry your robotic cleaner and submerge it in the pool water from the shallowest part of your pool. Under no circumstance should you put the robot in a pool that is similar to a swamp. That’s because these robots have ultra-fine filtration and could get clogged quickly. Also, don’t place it in pool water that’s too cold, as the temperature can stiffen the cable, hindering the robot to move freely and easily around your pool. Lastly, hold the cleaner upside-down underwater if you want to get rid of air bubbles.

Step 5: Start it

Once it’s on the pool’s floor, start the machine by pressing “start” on the power supply. Then, activate the power supply. Note that power supplies may vary.

Step 6: Leave it

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Let it perform its cleaning functions for a full cycle. Depending on the model or brand of robotic cleaner, it could take around 2-4 hours to clean an entire pool.

Step 7: Take it out

Once the cycle has finished (you’ll know it’s done when the alarm gets off), gently pull it out to the pool’s edge using the cable and lift out the unit from the pool using its handle. All robotic cleaners come with a sturdy and convenient handle, so please do not lift the robot using the swivel or cable.

Step 8: Rinse the robot

Clean the robot with fresh water, remove the dirt from the filter bag or basket, then store the robot and the power supply in a dry place. That’s it!

If you find it a bit difficult to follow these instructions, then watch this video to help you:

If you’ve noticed, you won’t do much except for the beginning and the end of the cleaning process. This makes everything a lot easier now, and would even encourage you to clean once a week! Nothing can ever fire you up even more than a robotic cleaner now.

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3 Books That Will Get You Fired Up to Succeed At Life

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“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie

High achievers or those who tend to succeed most in life are often perceived as bold and fearless go-getters. Some people mistakenly believe that boldness with complete lack of fear. But nothing could be farther from the truth. It is not that they do not get scared at all. It is more like making a conscious choice to move forward regardless of the risks and uncertainties they face. If you are curious about which overcoming fear book you can read to get some really great and ideas and insights, here are a just a few of the best ones you can choose from.

The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
You may think you have it all planned, but even the best plans amount to nothing if you cannot follow-through. In The Checklist Manifesto, author Atul Gawande shares insights into the importance of building a checklist to do things properly. Whether it is for work or in everyday life, this book takes a look at how creating a checklist can lead to significant improvements.

The Confidence Gap: From Fear to Freedom by Russ Harris
Fear can be paralyzing. But it is a natural part of life. So how can you deal with it more effectively? The Confidence Gap offers ideas on how to deal with feelings of insecurity or lack of self-confidence — and it has nothing to do with simply “getting over it”.

The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
Why think small when you can go big? In this book, David J. Schwartz shares ideas that can change the way you view opportunities and possibilities. Whether you are thinking of ways on how to overcome the fear of failure or how to turn adversities and failures into stepping stones for success, The Magic of Thinking Big has plenty of great ideas for you.

5 Movies That Will Inspire You To Live Your Best Life

Everyone needs inspiration from time to time. Whether you need it or not at this point, these inspiring films dish out some great lessons that will inspire you to live your best life.

1. 3 Idiots (2009)

Let’s start off this list with something light and fun. 3 Idiots is a popular Bollywood movie that will not only leave you feeling good. It will also make you think about pursuing your dreams, thinking outside the box, and taking on whatever it is that life throws at you — the good, the bad, and everything else in between. The story follows two friends who set out to find another college friend named Rancho. Their adventures and encounters as they traveled to find their friend make for some of the most memorable and inspiring lessons you can mine from this film.

2. October Sky (1999)

Chasing a dream is not an easy path to take. But doing it against your family’s wishes is probably one of the most difficult decisions to make in life. October Sky tells the story of Homer Hickam who dreams of becoming a rocket scientist instead of staying on course to a life expected of him. It is an inspiring movie about self-belief and having the courage to do what it takes to chase your dream.

3. Rocky (1976)

What if you have to fight for something knowing that the odds are stacked against you? Will you step up to the challenge? Rocky tells the story of boxer Rocky Balboa who gets a shot to fight the reigning heavyweight champion. There are many lessons you can learn from this film. And one of those that stand out is to fight hard for your dreams.

4. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness is based on the true story of entrepreneur and single father Chris Gardner as he struggled with being homeless for a year while taking care of his young child. It is a deeply moving film about not giving up and doing whatever it takes to achieve your dreams.

5. Yes Man (2008)

What would you do if you are stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of self-defeating habits? For Carl Allen, going to a self-help seminar served as the catalyst for change he desperately needed. Yes Man is a movie that offers a glimpse into the power of saying “yes” to life.