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Old 12-13-2012, 06:17 PM   #9341
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Hey man, a 30-90 day probationary period is the norm these days.

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Yeah I've had guys come in my shop lookin for work and they like to throw that ase cert out like its there golden ticket. You wouldn't believe how many guys I've seen that were ase certified and didn't know a wrench from a screwdriver (ok maybe that's a bit exagerated, but not much). I think it is something good to have but it really doesnt prove much to me. Everytime I hire someone I work them for a week or two to see what they know before I put them on payroll.
You can tell a lot about how they present themselves and their certs. Confidence in oneself is good, false confidence in your certifications is a red flag. All my certifications did for me was get me better pay, I got all of my jobs myself. While I worked for Acura/Honda dealerships they had these "training tests" that were totally useless insofar as making a person a better mechanic. But when you get 100% of your tests updated it was worth a couple of bucks an hour pay bump.
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That's exactly how i think of them too. Good for expanding your pay grade but not what gets you in the door. And yes trip, a probationary period is SOP.

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I think we hijacked this thread, ill try to get us back on track. This is my son Bryant.

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I think we hijacked this thread, ill try to get us back on track. This is my son Bryant.
Cute kid! Looks like he could get into some no good if given the chance.
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I wasn't trying to get all 16's there, I swear. I'm not that clever.

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Cute kid! Looks like he could get into some no good if given the chance.
Oh he does. I'm definitely paying for my raising. He usually does something mischievous and them acts all sweet and cuddly to stay out of trouble. Not quite 2 and he can already play the system.
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Hopefully she will flip ones switch this evening! Lol

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Good looking young man.

I think my son (if I had one) would look more like this .

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That's exactly how i think of them too. Good for expanding your pay grade but not what gets you in the door. And yes trip, a probationary period is SOP.
Good to know... I think you don't fully appreciate the reaction I get looking for a job in this industry though...

Here's our white one with paint. Lights and a drop visor will be put on later I ended up cleaning DPFs today.

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