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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:34 pm

Zeus wrote:I've got a Cert III in lab skills, it's a year long course, two nights a week, piss easy. I'm doing the Cert IV next year, one night a week.
That seems pretty interesting. What kind of lab work do you want to do or don't you mind which area you focus on?

Some people spend 4 years at university and end up as lab technicians, if you can do that over two years with far less work that's pretty cool.
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:14 pm

Gun Freak wrote:Just wondering, why do you need one?

Not really for spudding besides a few pistons for QEVs, I may get a craftsman, Ive always had luck with that brand. Comes with tools, and a 1 year warrenty for 180.
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Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:28 pm

MrCrowley wrote:Some people spend 4 years at university and end up starting as lab technicians, if you can do that over two years with far less work that's pretty cool.


Sorry just had to correct this :)

While most students with a B.S. degree start as lab tech's, they often have an upper hand for advancing - as they studied a much more advanced curriculum. At least that should be true in an ideal world - success ultimately comes down to how much you apply yourself in your career lol - so in that sense a lab tech certification in the hands of a hard dedicated worker is worth more than a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering in the hands of a lazy SOB that barely passed and whined and moaned about college all the while having had his parents pay for every penny (partying included) lol. [/b]
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:34 pm

Yeah that would be more accurate. I guess I should have added "senior lab technician" and not just "lab technician" as some choose the technician career path over that of a professors.

My post does sound like I was putting a graduate lab tech and Cert III course lab tech on the same playing field in terms of qualification and potential but I was just surprised that one could not go to university and end up as a lab tech, I had no idea.

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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:39 pm

CG, you really can't go wrong with a Craftsman. Very good brand and some of their stuff is even American made, probably not that lathe though.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:44 pm

MrCrowley wrote::D
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:09 pm

Problem is that lathe has some what poor reviews, but I still trust it more than a harbor freight lathe.
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:49 pm

Recently lost my job :( but just got another interview I only applied two days ago bring on the cash!!!
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:54 pm

What did you do?<sup>2</sup>
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:09 pm

jsefcik wrote:Recently lost my job :( but just got another interview I only applied two days ago bring on the cash!!!

Was this the job at Denny's? What happened?

What type of job is the one you are applying for now?
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:20 pm

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jsefcik wrote:Recently lost my job :( but just got another interview I only applied two days ago bring on the cash!!!

Was this the job at Denny's? What happened?

What type of job is the one you are applying for now?


It was for stupid shut forgetting extra menus and wrong seating and stupid crap


I just got a job offering at toys r us
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:59 pm

What do you think of this, about 300 for a kit
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:15 am

i think we need this app
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:59 am

MrC, if I do the diploma, I can walk in as a lab supervisor after a workplace induction. The course doesn't focus on science per say, it's about applying the techniques. That's why you get equivalent qualifications as someone with a degree.

At the tech school we have a mystical lab tech, we've never met him, but glassware gets cleaned, chips repaired, equipment repaired, so that picture is very accurate.

I still intend to do a chem degree, but I'll be paying my way through it, none of this being lazy and mooching off relatives (I'd be the second person in my reasonable immediate family to get any uni qualification), nor getting HECS and dodge the cost for years
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:47 am

clemsonguy1125 wrote:What do you think of this, about 300 for a kit
http://www.taigtools.com/mlathe.html

Not bad but are you sure you want to pay that much?
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