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    Senior Member xwhateverx92's Avatar
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    Default Does this seem right? Piercing Apprenticeship

    I was offered an apprenticeship and it includes

    2 years
    full time (40 hours a week)
    no pay
    cost about $2500 per year


    Does this seem okay? I think it seems like they are asking for way too much! I want to know if this a normal apprenticeship situation or not.
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    No. Most piercing apprenticeships are free, if you're paying then you're going to a place that is just doing it for the money.

    Only tattoo apprenticeships cost this kind of money.

    Also, 2 years is excessive at 40 hours a week, most places will want you to work around 15-20 hours a week for a year.
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    Thanks for the reply dpack_1!

    Any more opinions on this??
    Amanda
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    Screw that paying for stuff,

    my friend was an apprentice a couple of years ago and got paid!


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    100% agree with Darren, the trade off is that you work and they train you, albeit only a handful of hours a week it is the unwritten law of respectable piercing establishments..
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    It makes no sense to work for free AND pay for the apprenticeship... its one or the other if any.

    At the end of the day the trade off should be that they get your time / don't have to pay an assistant and you do all the odd jobs around the place or they get paid for their time not both imo!
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    So basicly it's win win for them! Of course they want you to do 40 hours per week for 2 years, it meas they cut cost of staff doing like what Ku said ......the odd jobs! Cheeky Feckers!!!
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