Right? We actually have an amazing electrician and we treat him as a king basically. Our guests usually come first except they actually come after the electrician. Even with a house full of guests I’ve let him come over and do work whenever he has time. I know that getting good skilled tradesmen is a rampant problem because when I’ve had to tell guests, “I’m so sorry but there will be a little disturbance this afternoon. We have a great electrician and he has time for us today and we just can’t take a risk of losing him so I told him to come on over” they always reply with some version of “oh, of course, don’t lose a good electrician, we totally understand”.
It’s a serious problem. And yet we keep pushing everyone to go get a bachelor’s degree that puts them in debt and low-paying new-grad jobs and doesn’t help anyone get plumbing fixed, electrical work, fences installed, etc And it’s a shame because the people I went to school with that went into trades started making great money much sooner and most own their own shops now and definitely aren’t paying off school loans.