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Old 10-25-2010, 10:19 PM
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Smile UTI to become a technician?

Okay, so just today, I quit my job. I was working for Chase at one of their call centers. Needless to say, I couldn't bear to sit there all day and take calls. I like to work on things rather then sit there all day. I've always been passionate about cars in general, and have a fair understanding of automobiles. Well, I think I'm gonna try to go get certified to work on cars at UTI. They seem very reputable to me and I would love to work on cars for a career. It's either this or I want to work for UPS as a driver, but there are currently no openings in my area. I'm still young, so I can always change, but I feel like UTI would be a good choice. Ever since I was like 10 I wanted to be a mechanic thanks to my grandpa, but got discouraged by my dad who thought it was a dumb career choice. Well, now I feel like that would suit me best, and it wouldn't be hurting in the monetary department. Any thoughts?
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Nothing wrong with trying something out. You would think UPS with it almost holiday season would be hiring more. I would also check out Fed-ex as they seem to pay more, at least here they do.
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I say go for it and best of luck to you! Like you said, you're still young, plenty of time to figure out what your calling is, but it's always cool when you can take a passion and make it a career so be sure to keep us posted!

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Nothing wrong with trying something out. You would think UPS with it almost holiday season would be hiring more. I would also check out Fed-ex as they seem to pay more, at least here they do.
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Well, here in my area, UPS seems to be bigger. And UPS is hiring "driver helpers" for the holidays, but it's only part time. I'm gonna try to at least become a driver helper because that can help me get my foot in the door with UPS and get me closer to a driver position.
And I don't know who that is? lol

Thanks, Cajun! It's always been a passion of mine, but I think it'd be better to get a career going with UPS and get some money saved up before I get more school expenses.
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UPS is a job, but a mechanic is a career and you will like it more.
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Here's my view. I listened to my Dad when I was your age and it was the worst thing I ever did.

Follow your dream. There is a HUGE difference between a "job" and a "career". It sounds like you want to be a mechanic as a "career". UPS would only be a job unless you go to college and get your MBA or something like that.
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That's exactly how I saw it. Becoming a technician I could do for a career because it's a new car every day and not monotonous. UPS would be a job to help me get ahead in my finances and prepare for school.
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Good luck with your decision making . UPS would be sweet .
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