originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: TinySickTears
If it comes with your job and is in your job description and you cant or dont want to do it....youre screwed because you took the position.
Check you job description when you hired in. I think if you dont do it...you wont be keeping your job.
not in my job description now but it will be soon. i did not come on board as a ut tech and on my application when asked if i was willing to travel i
this is not official yet but the word i got today is they are going to pay for my classes for level 2. i will probably be out of state for a week for
them paying for my classes with give me the level 2 cert that is recognized by the asnt which means it is mine and the cert comes with me if/when i
leave. some companies certify internally but if you leave your cert stays.
so i will get the level 2 certification. i will get a raise to the tune of about $12 an hour...roughly. i will thenhave to sign a contract saying i
will stay with my company for 2 years and it will require some travel if/when needed.
none of it is official yet but i am about 90% sure it is going to happen.
while away at school they pay for food and hotel. after that if i am on assignment they will pay for food and hotel as well as giving me x amount as a
per diem and x amount that they call an employee loyalty bonus.
there is no way i can turn this down.
i would not be doing only ut but i would be doing it a lot. the general manager is very much seeing the benefits of having UT abilities in house and
the metallurgist they brought in from our sister company is constantly in his ear about it.
he said it makes the company 'the #' in his words.
goes a long way to landing new customers and satisfying existing ones.
we have a metallurgist on staff that is a phd and the gm takes a lot of pride in that. holds a lot of water.
a certified level 2 ut guy would hold a lot of water too.
as it stands before i took this on we didnt do ut in house. if it was decided it needed to be done we contracted it out. if a customer wanted it done
on stock they purchased from us both companies would settle on an external contractor to do the job. big ass hassle.
once i get through the classes is for example our customer in iowa is having a serious situation and my gm thinks the situation warrants it he can
appease them by saying he is sending his ut guy to handle it.
works well for everyone.
after 2 years i could decide to leave the company or i could decide to renegotiate and sign another which is what i would do.
i would renegotiate that they send me out for level 3 classes which would include another hefty raise and then i could write my own ticket. ride my
contract out and then pretty much do what i want.
i could stay on or i could contract myself out to do ut and write processes for other customers.
an idea of what can be made. my company called a few places that contract out. the best figure they got for their guy to come do that i am doing right
now was 140k
that is crazy money.
seems like it is going to work out if i can handle the stress