piece of paper or quality?

United States
September 18, 2007 10:39pm CST
It p*sses me off that I can't find a good welding job just because I'm not certified. I'm just as good if not better than people who are. I have just as much experience. Do you really think a piece of paper should determin how much you get paid or should it be based by the quality of work you do?
3 responses
@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
26 Sep 07
Unfortuantely the world prefers people who can study and pass by memorizing answers to questions they will have on a test. I would prefer someone who actually knows what they are doing based on experience. I don't think reading about something is anywhere near as good as actually doing it. How hard is it to be certified as a welder? I don't know much about welding. Is there anyway you can do a quick certification? Keep looking, I'm sure you can find something soon. I guess it also depends on the area you live in, but something will come up!
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@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
21 Sep 07
I feel the same way. At my job we have to get certified to do a lot of things, and until we get that little paper saying we're certified, we can't help out in the back room doing things, we can't do the register, we can't do a lot. I work at Target.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
26 Sep 07
Yeah I know how you feel.My mum is always judging me because I don't have a university, so I don't have any paper, how you named it.But to me it doesn't really matter, I think I am really better in some things like other who has even unviersity from that subject.I believe much more in experiences and quality of the job.I hope you will have better luck with finding good welding job for you.