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Message 2112272 - Posted: 30 Dec 2022, 17:31:57 UTC

I've gotten some good news to share! I have a new job starting on the 9th as an engineering technician at a local electronics manufacturer for ground based telecommunications. The company is also bidding on possible future contracts that might make electronics that could be used in the space industry and in space so I am super excited about this yet very nervous. I was hired for a position that requires a Bachelors in Engineering but I don't have that... I was hired because of my background in computers. I've been building and fixing computers since 1993 but usually as a side thing but I never really cared to go into IT. The hiring manager was impressed with my resume though and took me to the lead engineer so he could talk to me about what they do and for some reason it was very easy to understand what the job is and he told the hiring manager right there in front of me that he wanted me on his team even though I don't have a Bachelors in Engineering. He told me that if I was interested in furthering my education they would help pay for me to go to school and this is a route I never thought my life would take.

So I have to just admit I am extremely nervous about going into a job where it requires such a degree because I feel like there's a lot of expectations there but I also feel like they wouldn't have hired me on the spot if they didn't think I could learn it... I just hope there's no other people in the department that get upset that they hired me without a degree and that they have one that cost exuberant amounts of money and time to procure and here I am just getting hired off the street for the same technicians position.

I just wanted to stop by and say hello to everyone as it's been a while since I have talked to everyone here... I figured that this would be a good place to talk about this as everyone here is into technology and maybe someone else here could also be an engineering technician.

All of this has happened before and will happen again -Battlestar Galactica
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