Happy Hug a Plumber Day! Hug a Plumber day comes once a year, on April 25th. But we think plumbers deserve our appreciation much more often than that!
Plumbers are superheros who keep civilization going – without plumbing, we’d all be lost. From having a shower to getting a drink, plumbers are behind most of our daily needs. Of course, every plumber should make sure to have the right plumber insurance.
Here’s our list of the 8 best things about being a plumber:
1. You get to socialize
Being a plumber means meeting plenty of new people every day. Sometimes all you get is a quick hello, but given a slow day and a cup of tea, plumbing can bring some pretty interesting conversations. For extroverted plumbers, chatting to new people is one of the best side benefits of the job.
2. You keep your brain in shape
We all know that plumbing isn’t just a matter of connecting two pipes. You need to use problem solving skills, creative thinking and sometimes some old-fashioned detective work to discover what caused the problem and find a way to fix it.
3. You’re always in demand
No matter what fashions come and go, you know that people still need their toilets to flush and their leaks to be fixed. Being a plumber means having that reassurance that your job isn’t likely to be outsourced to China, and no one is likely to decide that they don’t need a plumber any more. Plumbing work is growing much faster than would be expected, so that’s not likely to change anytime soon.
4. You get to move around
If sitting behind a desk all day is your idea of hell, being a plumber is an ideal solution! Plumbers get to travel around their area, visit many different types of homes and keep on the move. You’re rarely sitting, and getting to the recommended amount of exercise is no problem for you.
5. You have job satisfaction
When you’re a plumber, it’s not just about getting paid. Doing a good job fixing a leak, installing a new filter or laying piping gives you a sense of achievement that you can’t get from filling a spreadsheet. At the end of your day, you can go home knowing that you helped make someone’s life better. What’s more, you have the glow of knowing that whether someone lives in a mansion or a tiny apartment, they still rely on you to keep their home happy. That might be why plumbers have the highest job satisfaction of all construction professionals.
6. Your work isn’t boring
We know that plumbing brings a whole variety of activities. In just one day you could be changing a washer on a faucet, stopping a massive leak or doing a fiddly job fishing out a wedding ring from the u-bend. Being a plumber means getting plenty of variety in your work.
7. You’re in control of your own work
Owning your own business is a dream for many people – but not for you! You’ve been setting your own hours, choosing your pace and running your own company for years now. You’re not only a plumber, you’re also a businessman and the CEO of your own company, even if it’s a company of one.
8. You’re earning well
We know that money isn’t everything, but it definitely helps to have it! Being a plumber is a well-paid profession (and rightly so). You can start earning money while still an apprentice doing your training, unlike law students who have to wait years to get anywhere. And as you advance up the ladder to master plumber status, you can enjoy great benefits too.
With all these benefits to being a plumber, all you really need to make things perfect is a hug. Happy Hug a Plumber Day, to all the plumbers we know.