Quote:I prescribe fire and lots of it
Quote:The sad thing is that so many things are like that. Relying so heavily on a piece of paper that tells people you know what you know. . . And of course the paper is controlled by bureaucrats.
I guess I wouldn't be quite as pissed if it weren't for other things.
I have a junk car on its last leg but I've been putting off getting a new one until I either get a promotion or a better job.
I spent a small fortune on the certifications themselves but I've spent even more on the testing materials like certification manuals, practice question cd's etc.
My department has picked up the tab for everyone else's certs. No sooner do I get threatened with termination for not being certified they decide to stop paying for them. I work for one of the top ten poorest cities in the nation and I feel like there is nowhere to move up in my department and the job market sucks.
I'm angry. I feel like I'm just the dumb monkey who always dances to someone else's tune.
I met a guy who was once in your shoes.
so far as his job, and his need for certifications to keep it.
He quit to become a bicycle messenger.
I should have told him to become a licensed Boiler Mechanic.