HOW TO BECOME A RIG WELDER

by BIG JOHN
(BAKERSFIELD CA)

OK THIS IS MY CONCERN ...

I HAVE BEEN WELDING FOR 10 YEARS... JUST GOT LAID OFF AND FIGURE I PUT MY RIG TOGETHER.

ALL MY WORK HAS BEEN IN SHOPS THAT DONT REALLY REQUIRE CERTS... BUT I HAVE HAD THEM SINCE I BECAME A WELDER.

NOW THAT IM DOING MY OWN THING WITH MY RIG SOME CONTRACTORS TELL ME "YOU DONT HAVE THE EXPERIENCE"

I TELL THEM GIVE ME A TEST AND I WILL BUST IT OUT (PASS IT) AND THE REPLY IS NO I SHOULD GO TRY ANOTHER COMPANY.

I KNOW I HAVE THE EXPERIENCE... SOMETIMES ITS HARD TO KEEP GOING.

JUST WONDERING IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS EVER BEEN THROUGH THIS OR IS IT JUST ME?

BECAUSE I PRACTICE MY AS OFTEN AS I CAN TO KEEP FRESH ON MY SKILLS AND I KNOW WHAT I CAN DO.

IF NOT I WOULDNT EVEN BOTHER...


OR ARE THEY JUST BEING PRICKS?!


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good post big john, anyone rig welders out there wanna weigh in on this?

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