- Jan 27, 2013
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- north carolina
that is the truth.....Wow...The funny thing is I know exactly what you mean.
Had an young applicant come in the other day, gave him a simple pipe welding test. Tries to strike an Arc for 30 seconds, knocked the flux off 10 rods till I reached over and flipped the switch to turn the welder on. Me and my shop supervisor had a good laugh at that one. He asked me, where you finding these people.
I truly believe in a few years you will see the pay scale for skilled industrial mechanics and technicians sky rocket simply because there will be no one that wants or can do it. Sucks too cause I'm on Salary Lol.
as much as i complain about my helper <Gilligan> as slow as he is, he has come along way. but there are certain things i dont trust teaching or showing him... mainly electrical wiring....