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Career advice please

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Career advice please

Postby Moffpro » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:15 pm

So I got my certifications back in September of 2016 and in April of 2017 I got my first welding job at a production shop. So my question is when do I start look for a better shop? I make $11 an hour and I work 45 hours a week and I pretty much just mig weld all the time. The expectations there are quantity over quality which is part of the reason I would like to leave but I also want to expand my knowledge, plus it would be nice to work at a better shop. My problem I don't know if I should wait a few more months or not.
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Re: Career advice please

Postby Coldman » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:38 pm

$11/h is definitely an entry level job. In the months you have been there pumping mig wire you have refined your skills and increased muscle memory. I recon you will have siphoned all the knowledge you are going to get out of that place so definitely time to move on.


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