To be in construction, you have to be a grown up.
Every day is problem solving, outcomes are usually imperfect, plans change, unlike software, mistakes are costly to correct, you have to take things apart before you can throw them away and rebuild. You have to take it on the chin and find a way to make things work.
Power-tools require skill and concentration. Laptops don’t kickback.
“Ev’body claims they wanna to make big boy money, you wanna make all that big boy money, you gotta come do some big boy shit” – YouTube