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Local Resident

Craigsville, VA

#1 Oct 20, 2009
Why is it so hard to get a job there? Seems like most of their workers are just un-educated and overpaid. What do you think?
lol

Russell, KY

#2 Oct 21, 2009
your crazy
yooflungpoo

La Porte, TX

#3 Oct 21, 2009
might as well look somewhere else....

I don't give AK 10 more years...
County girl

United States

#4 Oct 21, 2009
Local Resident wrote:
Why is it so hard to get a job there? Seems like most of their workers are just un-educated and overpaid. What do you think?
ouch.... Have you taken the test? I know many people who got on first time they tried.
Spoiled Wife

Richmond, KY

#5 Oct 22, 2009
My husband works there and has a 2 year degree and makes Fabulous money!! Maybe you should go to school and get a degree, "Local Resident" and then apply.

Since: Oct 09

United States

#6 Oct 22, 2009
your crazy if anyone has taken the test they know. It took me like 3 hours to do that test,and I can say it was probably one of the harder tests I've ever taken.
yooflungpoo

Houston, TX

#7 Oct 22, 2009
that two year degree in process technology is terribly overrated....

nothing beats field knowledge, training and experience.

you're not talking about the Bennett Mechanical Test are ya?

Since: Oct 09

United States

#8 Oct 22, 2009
just the whole damn thing you have to do to get in there. The math section alone was a solid hour. All I am saying is you have to be pretty damn smart to get in there. Does not mean all of them have common sense.
degree

Richmond, KY

#9 Oct 22, 2009
yooflungpoo wrote:
that two year degree in process technology is terribly overrated....
nothing beats field knowledge, training and experience.
you're not talking about the Bennett Mechanical Test are ya?
If it is your first job in the field and you have no experience yet, nothing beats a two year technical degree.
yooflungpoo

Houston, TX

#11 Oct 22, 2009
I've seen more idiots with that sheepskin than I have those with common sense.

oh yeah....not bad to have under yer belt for the interview...but it still ranks right behind who yanno in Podunk.

Monica

Louisville, KY

#12 Oct 22, 2009
yooflungpoo wrote:
I've seen more idiots with that sheepskin than I have those with common sense.
oh yeah....not bad to have under yer belt for the interview...but it still ranks right behind who yanno in Podunk.
...something tells me you don't have a sheepskin...
degree

Richmond, KY

#13 Oct 22, 2009
yooflungpoo wrote:
I've seen more idiots with that sheepskin than I have those with common sense.
oh yeah....not bad to have under yer belt for the interview...but it still ranks right behind who yanno in Podunk.
"Who you know" isnt limited to smaller areas. The hiring hands in larger cities have friends and family also. But, give me two guys with equal experience where one has a degree, and that's a no-brainer.
yooflungpoo

Houston, TX

#14 Oct 23, 2009
pssssssst Monica....

I've been in operations for 30 years....must be doing something right...

I don't need one.
yooflungpoo

Houston, TX

#15 Oct 23, 2009
and degree....

We have a freshly degreed engineer....

She just installed a piece of equipment that has gone back to the drawing board THREE times...

She never asked the subintelligent operators for ANY input towards the design....

After installation and failed testing, the bottom feeders offered the solution...but she said "no. I'll just do this and this...it should work then".

Welllllllll, after failure number two, because of safety concerns, it is in the works to go with the "under-qualified" operator's design.

Simple idea...maybe just too much "brains" was the problem, I dunno. Cost the company three times what it should and this happens way more than YOU may believe.

On your "brother-in-law" theory...I work in the largest petrochemical complex in the United States. On a contractor level your theory works, but in operations it is not nearly as evident. I'd feel safe to say that 90-95% know little to nothing about their employer...or their fellow employees for that matter. Close to 75 % aren't even from this area originally. I spent 5 years here before I met a "native".
AKWife

Richmond, KY

#16 Oct 23, 2009
I am married to an engineer and last time I checked that takes an education. If you are trying to get on there and can't what does that say about you if everyone seems so uneducated to you?
degree

Richmond, KY

#17 Oct 23, 2009
yooflungpoo wrote:
and degree....
We have a freshly degreed engineer....
She just installed a piece of equipment that has gone back to the drawing board THREE times...
She never asked the subintelligent operators for ANY input towards the design....
After installation and failed testing, the bottom feeders offered the solution...but she said "no. I'll just do this and this...it should work then".
Welllllllll, after failure number two, because of safety concerns, it is in the works to go with the "under-qualified" operator's design.
Simple idea...maybe just too much "brains" was the problem, I dunno. Cost the company three times what it should and this happens way more than YOU may believe.
On your "brother-in-law" theory...I work in the largest petrochemical complex in the United States. On a contractor level your theory works, but in operations it is not nearly as evident. I'd feel safe to say that 90-95% know little to nothing about their employer...or their fellow employees for that matter. Close to 75 % aren't even from this area originally. I spent 5 years here before I met a "native".
My post said equivalent experience plus a degree, not a fresh, out of school employee.
pikeco

Chesapeake, OH

#18 Oct 24, 2009
if you pass the test, & don't get hired by AK, then YOU DIDN'T PASS THE DRUG TEST!!!
Proud BC Man

Chesapeake, OH

#19 Oct 24, 2009
yooflungpoo wrote:
and degree....
We have a freshly degreed engineer....
She just installed a piece of equipment that has gone back to the drawing board THREE times...
She never asked the subintelligent operators for ANY input towards the design....
After installation and failed testing, the bottom feeders offered the solution...but she said "no. I'll just do this and this...it should work then".
Welllllllll, after failure number two, because of safety concerns, it is in the works to go with the "under-qualified" operator's design.
Simple idea...maybe just too much "brains" was the problem, I dunno. Cost the company three times what it should and this happens way more than YOU may believe.
On your "brother-in-law" theory...I work in the largest petrochemical complex in the United States. On a contractor level your theory works, but in operations it is not nearly as evident. I'd feel safe to say that 90-95% know little to nothing about their employer...or their fellow employees for that matter. Close to 75 % aren't even from this area originally. I spent 5 years here before I met a "native".
You are such a stupida$$ you are not in operations you must be salary.......
yooflungpoo

Houston, TX

#20 Oct 25, 2009
degree wrote:
<quoted text>
My post said equivalent experience plus a degree, not a fresh, out of school employee.
I don't know too many engineers that have ANY "hands-on" experience...there's nothing better. They take data recorded by operations to optimize production. That data and maximum capacity ratings do NOT tell you everything.

Proud BC "man"....share with me how you came up with that brilliant deduction.

on looker

Lebanon, KY

#21 Apr 20, 2010
lmao OMG WHINE BITCH COMPLAIN LMAO YOU ALL SOUND LIKE YOU ALL WORK FOR AK LMAO

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