What OTHER Certifications Do You Have??

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    Self taught, here. Rarely sought certifications or degrees.

    I can't remember half of the stuff I've done over the years. Thought it might be fun to try. So, in vaguely chronological order, with probably huge gaps, here's the stuff I've resorted to over the years, to make a living:
    • Lawn mowing
    • Making and selling 'pine cone' wreaths (gathered materials in woods around house)
    • Leaf raking, Window washing, Wood splitting (young, energetic, broke)
    • Paper route (on bicycle)
    • Store clerk (labor, cash register, customer service)
    • Driving (from pizza to heating oil, some certs required)
    • Food service (diners and pizza joints, to French restaurants, universities, and summer camps; dishwasher, short order, pizza, sous, garde manger, management, and more...)
    • Installing and maintaining heating systems (there was a cert in there somewhere)
    • Security guard (after-hours, no gun, lots of time to read)
    • All-night gas station attendant (back when attendants still pumped the gas)
    • Factory worker (ran several gasket-making machines – asbestos!)
    • Carpenter (framed houses, owned a business framing houses. Certs?)
    • General Contractor (buy land, build house, sell it. Repeat. Certs?)
    • Roofing, Siding, Tile, Trim, Painting.
    • Computer programmer (20 years, UNIX, telecom, finance, etc.)
      • At one point, got my RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer). Finally, a real cert! The consulting market was 'taking a break', so I was using my time wisely. :rolleyes:
    • Got sick eight years ago, became disabled, retired earlier than I wanted to.

    Looking back, I have no idea where I found the time, or the energy. Now I play guitar, and see doctors.
     
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    + (copied from above), Got sick, became disabled, retired earlier than I wanted to.

    Looking back, I have no idea where I found the time, or the energy. Now I play guitar, and see doctors.
     
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    Funny in looking back to those jobs at how little we were paid, but in considering the responsibilities and financial obligations we have now, how staggeringly high a percentage of that was disposable income. Ahh, youth.
     
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    May I request some haunted details???

    And, yeah, when I was in college and living in university housing a lot of my cash from giving lessons went straight back to the shop in gear purchases!! I had some fancy guitars compared to what I roll with now that rent/bills take precedence.
     
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    I try to avoid being certified.... seems to have worked so far.
     
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    Those two would work for me!!


    Seriously, as far as being certified, I'm not. However, I've long held a desire to go back and get my GED diploma but - walking back into a classroom after being gone for over twenty years is a bit overwhelming - and, even as a near 40-year-old who is disabled with Cerebral Palsy & Hydrocephalus, I'm scared of being made fun of again like I was in high school (which is the reason I dropped out in my Junior year, in the first place). I tried and tried so very hard to go through high school and graduate because I wanted to make my family proud of me - but, ever since I dropped out, I feel like I've failed them and went back on my word that I would graduate no matter what.....but.....the day before Christms vacation of '93, I came home crying - imagine a seventeen year old MAN crying! - because all of the teasing and torture and aggravation just got to me and I couldn't take anymore. :(

    I left after that....but have looked back many times wondering.....what if? :(


    *We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread already in progress*
     
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  15. overlock

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    I'm qualified to operate a Hilti nail gun. Just the old breach-loading type, mind, not the fancy semi-automatic ones. I don't own a nail gun, but it's reassuring to know that I'm qualified to use one, should the need arise. I sleep better for it.
     
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    That's terrible, mate. It would take balls of iron to go back to college after an experience like that, but honestly, adult education isn't like school - and things have moved on a lot since the 90s too. Public institutions in most jurisdictions have rules to prevent bullying and discrimination. You could maybe make enquiries about it anyway, just to get a feel for what your options are.
     
  17. BartS

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    I am honestly not certified for anything. I have been taught a lot of things by a lot of different people. I don't have any degrees or really anything on paper to show for anything I have ever learned or have done.
     
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    I did the 40 hour Hazwoper and the eight hour refreshers for years. I learned one thing: RUN!
     
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