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My name is Mary. I hemmed and hawed a bit before taking the step of buying the PPSC. I am impressed! You two are very welcoming to listen to. The content of the course was fleshed out and in a good order to help make sense of some things that seemed a little intimidating otherwise. I took the quiz and I am a Thriver! Currently a very pissed off and very out of place Thriver Machinist who had a whole small business dumped on her with all kinds of promises of help and collaboration and even a mentor ship dangling out there at one point!
Long story short, my mentor lied about his timeline, made no effort at all to teach me, usually just coming in calling me inefficient and suggesting all my questions were unimportant. Then, he retired to South Carolina. The people that bought the business from him have completely marooned me and are making very little effort for my well being or the business’s. I had to learn a very hard and difficult, not to mention actually dangerous, job alone, unsupported and with the added magic of having all the mind numbing minutia associated with a forward facing company with product I have to order for, make, create inventory for, sell then ship! I have nothing of a Firestarter in me if you can’t tell…
I am very proud of a lot of what I managed to do at this job but I have known for a while now that I have to get out for the sake of my sanity. I have had about 5 years of crappy, unfulfilling and overwhelming jobs at this point and felt very strongly that I needed a different approach to job searching in general. Machining was like a happy accident at one of my first temp jobs and I loved learning about it! I found friends in the trade and just kept myself involved more or less on the fringes. Sometimes working part time in the trade or literally just going to the shops to hang out and learn. Then, about 5 years ago I needed money and the jobs that paid the most were machining jobs….Things went down hill from there.
I am really not sure what I was looking at or for when I found Clarity on Fire! It almost scares me to think that just clicking away from whatever site I was on or deciding to stop and read right before I found this blog could have been all it took to never have gotten this insight.
I am grateful the both of you made the effort to put all this together and get it out there for us! I am right at the very end of the course now, just the last video to watch and then writing that letter to myself.
Thank you again and hope you have a nice day!