My Graham I truly am sorry that my lack of competence is for lack of a better words insulting to you. It really isnt for lack of trying, I have spent a huge amount of money and time investing in myself. Mainly because i absolutely love this trade. As a young apprentice around A very good mechanic ex Trane by the way was doing a Tear down . I begged my boss to let me take a week off with no pay just so i could be in on the tear down. Being Young at the time i didnt understand why I couldnt. When i was coming up we had a few big machine men, and it was extremely hard to get teamed up with one of them.
95 I paid all expenses to go to carrier Centrifugal fundamental and the following week the tear down class. Very expensive courses especially the tear down add in the cost of 2 weeks lost wages, hotels , food , transportation. For a poor 5 year apprentice that was a lot of money.
In honesty it did open up some doors. As the years go on i try to pick a technical school a year, most of the time the company will meet me 1/2 way or pick up the majority of the tab. I have completed the York Step program,
Does this make me a master Technician ? Not Even close........ But anyone who has completed the York step program or started it knows its a Huge personal time commitment.
Sorry to rant but the more i thought about Mr Grahams post, the more i realized just how truly disrespectful it was.
I Was hoping this place was a place to Learn share information and grow,
If i am wrong please explain?