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It's going to be interesting at work for a while.
I consider myself 50% of a machinist, and optimistically, 20% of a toolmaker. I work in a 3 man shop, and the other 2 guys are actual toolmakers. They can make molds or dies with equal aplomb. That pretty much says it all for their skill level. One guy stepped on something at home three months ago and didn't go see the doctor. Half his foot has rotted off and if he comes back at all, it'll be late fall. I get back from 2 weeks vacation and found out the other guy, (my "mentor") turned in his 2 week notice and is going to work for the local utility company for twice the money. I don't have the skill sets to replace either of these guys, and that's going to become quickly obvious, but probably no surprise to the higher ups. Wish me luck. It's gonna get worse before it gets better. Mike
Decisions have consequences, not everything in life gets an automatic mulligan.