Guys, I'm sick of being a technician, I'm not a spring chicken anymore,I have bad knees and I can't work on the floor. I hate offices but I can't keep doing this much longer.
What are my options other than killing myself?
Hey who makes those snow cleats you use to run in the winter? I can't find anything in my area other than shitty little studs to screw into my shoes and that will ruin them.
try and get a job in a machine shop OP
>will likely start around 15/hr with no experience
>still get to work with your hands
>most of your day is sitting on a stool playing with your phone or watching netflix while you wait for parts
>you can get a few certs and make pretty good money
>you wont hate working on cars anymore
>you can make you own parts and even do engine work once you learn how
ive been a machinist for 6 years, CNC programmer for 4. i work for a small prototype shop that mostly does aerospace and nuclear stuff. the first few hours of my day are programming and then babysitting 2 machines while i fuck around. been on a 3 week vacation but as of january first my pay was $36/hr
I don't quite understand, can you please elaborate?
i'm not sure how to feel about this
there are unionized shops however mine is not. and yeah youll need math if you want to go through a journeymanship and make real good money, but an operator makes 18-20/hr usually and most of your job is pushing a few buttons and touching off a probe tool, and then waiting between 2-20 minutes per part (this is downtime you can use to play with your phone or whatever)
That's what I told the judge, but he just gave me a disgusted look.
where are you at? i dont know of any trained machinists that dont have work, most shops will gladly take someone in their mid 20s with mechanical knowledge who is good with their hands. just try and stay away from tool and die shops if you dont like doing 1000 piece orders of 10 minute parts
South Mississippi. Not a lot of jobs here, you either got hired straight out of highschool for Dupont or the NASA test site or you just go and shoot up oxycodones.
I missed the bus on all three of those.
I really would hate to see my zero reference, one job resume if I had to write one up, but I'm going to be homeless pretty soon.
Would your shop hire me? I'm 100% serious.
not right now, we are pretty slow but i got in with nothing more than 4 years of highschool shop
check that out and just apply at as many as you can, even if you can get in as a manual machine operator its a food in the door and 90% of machine shops will be willing to train you because it means they dont have to pay someone with a degree
>If you're a good candidate getting the job will be no problem.
Yeah, unless you're an able-bodied white male.
AM I RIGHT? AM I RIGHT?
probably not, and expect to be piss tested atleast once for your hire (most shops dont piss test after your interview) but its not too bad of a job and you get to make cool shit all day
That's the funny thing
I don't do drugs, I haven't drank in a few years. Mid-summer at the lawnmower shop I'll take 5 minutes out of the entire day to eat a burger and back to busting my ass for under the table crumbs. Yet lazy bubbas from highschool get hired on to the only jobs in the area and get union salaries to sit around half the day making dick jokes.
Service writer, teacher, lab tech, radio host, other stuff.
You certainly aren't dead ended here if you are a truly experienced tech who wants to break out of whats become the 'painful' part of your profession.
Theres a lot more to running a business than what you listed there though.