Right now I wish I was inside even with the pay cut.
Hotel hand towel and some duct tape has worked for me in the past.
Im 42... almost 4 years ago, I had a bullet taken out of me. That wasnt the bad part. The surgery to fix things was worse than the injury. Anyways, I was medically retired, had to learn to walk again, have too much metal in me.
Im bored out of my mind and the pension is a joke. Tons of med bills every month. So instead of going down the drain I thought I'd polish up a skill, and get a job that has a lot of openings and pays a good wage. Not to mention it can lend a hand to the hobby that I can then better pay for. (I had been paying for the toys through cashed out Vaca time and "F#@& it, woes me" not so smart financial decisions)
I was given a list of gear that I need to invest in for the school, and am out shopping. Quality gear is everything, safe gear is key. I am looking for opinions on a welding coat and hood.
I was recommended a caiman boarhide coat and a speedglas 9100 hood. Neither are cheap, but the next two years in school, arc, mig tig and then hopefully into a job. Ive already been offered two jobs for to start in 6 months and I havent even started the classes.
Thank you to any of you guys that are welding day in and day out that can offer up opinions. Ill take any gucci gear advice you can give.
(Im in for a set of boots too, but thats personal fitment. So far after trying keen, danner and wolverine the winners are timberland titans, but Im going to try some thorgoods and redwings monday.)
Another govt job... ugh... I can barely make it through a class at school!!! 40 hrs with a bunch of left wing water bags and I’d go insane!Don't do it! Take my advise and get yourself a good government job and move on. And I'm not kidding!!!!!