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I just quit my job. Now what?

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I finally got sick of the politics at work that I decided to send in my resignation letter. It shocked my coworker. Quite frankly, I'm surprised too. But a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. Do I have a plan? No. But I'd rather quit than to stay there any longer. Fuck you, bitch! I'm no longer your bitch, bitch!!! I'm a free man!!!
 

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I can't tell you what to do. But here's what NOT to do. Take the first job that comes along. Let any certification or special licensing that you have earned expire. Lastly do not turn down unemployment if you are eligable, depending on your situation it can give you the time to look for a real job. Apply for it and let them tell you you're not eligable.

Good luck man and if you have CNC or welding experience and can pass an unlimited 3g the shop I'm in will hire you and so will most other fabrication plants. We're working 60 hours a week minimum and there is no end in sight.

Good luck dude of pissed
 

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If you have a decent car, you could drive for Uber until you find another job.
 

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If you have a decent car, you could drive for Uber until you find another job.
I heard stories of Uber sucking and Lyft rocking. I tried to apply to Uber when I had my old car, but they said it was too old. Then I got my new car, and they will only let me do delivery because it's a 2 door car, despite having four seats. Never tried applying for Lyft.
 

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Nah, you gotta make hay while the sun shines. I am a specialist just helping them through some growing pains and helping to set an example of industry to a fairly young crew that needs to see what the limit of endurance in the work place really is. So it's rewarding for me and the guys are all willing to work so we are all just committed. It's a good situation and everyone is making bank. And we have room for more guys.
 
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I can't tell you what to do. But here's what NOT to do. Take the first job that comes along. Let any certification or special licensing that you have earned expire. Lastly do not turn down unemployment if you are eligable, depending on your situation it can give you the time to look for a real job. Apply for it and let them tell you you're not eligable.

Good luck man and if you have CNC or welding experience and can pass an unlimited 3g the shop I'm in will hire you and so will most other fabrication plants. We're working 60 hours a week minimum and there is no end in sight.

Good luck dude of pissed

What does it take to get CNC or welding experience?
 

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Welding experience - usually tech schools have a night welding course that takes about 3 months to get you through the basics. You know if you have aptitude by then. Alternatively - buy a cheap buzz box at Costco or harbor freight or through the classifieds and start hobby welding. You can learn a lot on your own that way.

CNC is easily attained on the job, it's included in the "Parts" Dept job description. You hire on in parts and if you show aptitude mathematically and with a 9" grinder you can move up to operating the machines such as mills, plate processors and drill / beam processor line. This equipment all operates on a variety of CNC intelligence. If you're lucky they also have some old analog equipment as well - I love that old stuff just because of the complexity.

Uh. The key phrase here is - 9 inch grinder, of which there are two schools of thought, the most popular being that a 9 - inch grinder is the most miserable obnoxious piece of crap ever invented. The less popular and my personnel view is that the only thing wrong with a 9 inch grinder is that it ain't a 14 inch grinder. It just depends on what kind of person you are.

Again, good luck.
 
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Welding experience - usually tech schools have a night welding course that takes about 3 months to get you through the basics. You know if you have aptitude by then. Alternatively - buy a cheap buzz box at Costco or harbor freight or through the classifieds and start hobby welding. You can learn a lot on your own that way.

CNC is easily attained on the job, it's included in the "Parts" Dept job description. You hire on in parts and if you show aptitude mathematically and with a 9" grinder you can move up to operating the machines such as mills, plate processors and drill / beam processor line. This equipment all operates on a variety of CNC intelligence. If you're lucky they also have some old analog equipment as well - I love that old stuff just because of the complexity.

Uh. The key phrase here is - 9 inch grinder, of which there are two schools of thought, the most popular being that a 9 - inch grinder is the most miserable obnoxious piece of crap ever invented. The less popular and my personnel view is that the only thing wrong with a 9 inch grinder is that it ain't a 14 inch grinder. It just depends on what kind of person you are.

Again, good luck.
So, one class of fundamentals is employable?
 

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Man you will make some good money you go and weld. Shit go long, be an diver and welder. Those guys make gwapo.

So, one class of fundamentals is employable?
Somewhat, yes. There are singular courses that will certify you(not all). This will get you in the door quickly. When I first left the military I was welding. Also its a state cert.. Not just some random industry distributed cert. EDIT: I am only speaking for Cali
 

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Certs can definitely move you up on the list. You will be asked to perform a weld test as you come into a shop as a welder and every process requires a different test so you usually take the test for the process the shop uses most frequently then add other processes to it as you show aptitude. Tests are expected for different clients as well. Proving your proficiency is never ending and part of being a craftsman.

Truly though the CNC side of it is the future and as more of the processes become automated welder operators who manage the machine will be in higher demand than us hands on manual welders.
 

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In the US Midwest the CNC operators make jack shit. They don't get into real money unless they're working 7 days close to 10 hours a day consistently each and every week for time-and-a-half and double-time pay. The factories they work in are obscenely hot during the summer and extremely cold in the winters.
 

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In the US Midwest the CNC operators make jack shit. They don't get into real money unless they're working 7 days close to 10 hours a day consistently each and every week for time-and-a-half and double-time pay. The factories they work in are obscenely hot during the summer and extremely cold in the winters.

Fucking this.

I switched jobs again because of this shit.
 

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Well yes Brit pussies are not welcome. And yes you do start at labor wage. It’s called work, and paying some dues, and putting in the time to find a skill set that pays better. The guy has to start somewhere and I didn’t think he was looking to be ceo of the plant.
 

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What does it take to get CNC or welding experience?
A job.
What does it take to get a job?
Experience.

I have taken non-credit welding courses at technical colleges and one thing I learned is I would not have the stamina to weld all day long. You have to stand (very rigid) and move (at a constant speed) like an industrial robot. Another thing I learned is that I would take MIG welding over stick welding any day, but since MIG welding equipment is much more expensive, your employer will probably opt for stick welding.

I have also operated CNC machines at one job, but I was basically canned because I figured out how to program them. Let me explain. One CNC machine modified parts that coworkers before me had produced. The parts, however, could not be put into the CNC precisely because my coworkers were sloppy with making the parts. This resulted in the parts looking like crap after the CNC machined them. So I would have the CNC only machine the them part way. I then took precise measurements of the parts and for each one, I made a copy of the CNC program and tweaked the copy to take into account my measurements. I then ran my copy of the program on the part. This resulted in a very nice part indeed, but of course it took a lot more time to produce. Managers like quickness. I know the better solution would be to just have my coworkers do a better job, but managers never have time for that. I guess you have to have a "good enough" attitude that aligns with your manager.
 

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^ not all systems are flawed that badly. I help fix those types of facilities. When they finally realize they need help.
 
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Having worked for a branch of the government, in a bank's head office, and several large corporations (yeah my "full resume" has 12 jobs in the 13 yrs i've been working), I can tell you there's really no good place to work a job alone. Find a job where the people around you make you happy, cause all jobs really suck!

Politics is also unavoidable unless you're in the labour industry at bottom level.
 

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^ not all systems are flawed that badly. I help fix those types of facilities. When they finally realize they need help.
Maybe just all of the places I have happened to work are badly flawed. If they knew they needed help, they would not need it. My coworkers would just need to have loaded the parts precisely in their machine.
 

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Funny how a lot of times incentivizing and fixing moral can turn that shit around. I’m gonna tell you, no man or corporation is perfect.