Fabtech in Chicago 2015- *From a Welders Vantage Point*
Was again extremely boring, as with every other year. If your not into sales and marketing it's pretty much useless to you. Unless your from a small farm town like the Mennonites there with the look of amazement as to what the English man has built. -Well, wealthy white folk that funded illegal immigrants to construct McCormick Place, lets be honest for a with ourselves!!! Then they were put back on unemployment once project was complete. With a hand full of fat-ass whites pretending to fix shit around there that will get a healthy pension plan. Those are the guys in orange vests standing around while you pay $30 to park your car!!
If your an average guy (worker. welder), nobody cares to speak to you by any means. They are all basically slimy car salesmen in a row of booths looking for a suit to sell their garbage too. They are extremely bored with having to be there for 3-4 days straight, watching the poor "you and I" walk past them and look at their shit. Fabtech has absolutely NOTHING to do with the average, day to day welder.
It's just a big show for the big wigs that eat at 5 star resorts every night. Jodi who I love, will show up, but he's one of what,, "one in zero" taking the time to represent the welding field. Yet politicians will push for the need for welders!! We're on your side, they say!! You wont see all the bull shit "promise land" people (which, I fell for) you read about, making 100K/yr with endless opportunities, if that's what you thinking. The bullshit that wasted 3 years of my life, and probably yours as well.
You may have a local union, which is buried 1-2K people deep trying to get into, representing their no good shit bag, cry baby ass union. Pushing walk in academic test scores above bachelors degree levels for a $14/hr entry level position. Oh but you have to be spit on for 5 years working like a dog before your "one of us" (useless asses). They are as professional as the hells angles and as big of pussies at the same time, yet it's fully legal and supported. If your dad or uncle isn't a member then good luck! Just like all bullshit ass fire/ems/police department positions and their corrupt bullshit.
What! The land of the free? Whoever told you that is your enemy!!!
Like it or not, you've just read two minutes of the truth!!
As a repeat visitor to Fabtech,, pass....