Re-Cert's versus John Doe

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Re-Cert's versus John Doe

Post by seniortech2018 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:03 am

Is it normal practice these days for the Ser mgr or Project mgr to do and take all Re-Certification's for the the Tech who is
supposed to be taking and GRASPING all the new information and so on..I MEAN if a company of 6-7 techs and the ser mgr wants to keep them out in field working instead of doing their re-certifications, where as they MIGHT be re-certified but they don't have a clue as to the new and upgraded equipment such as the NEW rebuilds going on right now and lets not forget POS systems...Then apply this to a company that has 4-5 "satellite" offices with 3-5 techs in each "satellite" office as well...

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Re: Re-Cert's versus John Doe

Post by xardoz » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:09 pm

No, most companies have their techs do the re-certs themselves.
If they were found not to do so, their companies could loose the ASC, ASO or VASC status
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Re: Re-Cert's versus John Doe

Post by seniortech2018 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:10 pm

No Kidding??

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Re: Re-Cert's versus John Doe

Post by Joejohnson » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:50 pm

Unless of course the VASC is possibly a VF certified trainer and a fail could mean staffing issues etc.

There is a chance my previous employer made sure no new recruit failed and no existing employee failed a recert.

That is my opinion.

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Re: Re-Cert's versus John Doe

Post by seniortech2018 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:00 pm

well....As for the OLD slang I remember as TEACHER teaches THE TEACHER he is not...But as bad as I want to speak I have to honor the fact that this is a OPINION POLL, so I hope that GB and VR are more understanding than I am...BTW I am retired and have had 30+ yrs in the field...


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Re: Re-Cert's versus John Doe

Post by seniortech2018 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:28 pm

Who would be the party to contact within the Gilbarco family of sorts to speak with and provide ASC number of related company and tech numbers of same company..

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Re: Re-Cert's versus John Doe

Post by podczaski » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:12 am

It is very difficult and time consuming to get all of our techs recertified every year. Quite frankly it is a pain in the ass. The alternative to keeping your techs up to date is not good however. Our philosophy is "suck it up buttercup, and get it done". The down side in my opinion is that the companies should allow a little more slack, and make their training sites a little more friendly. One in particular, who shall go nameless, has the reputation of putting a lot of bs into their training. It does, and has always seemed, to me (my opinion only), that those that develop the training benefit from a little more "real world" experience, with the equipment they are training the techs on.

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Re: Re-Cert's versus John Doe

Post by seniortech2018 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:44 pm

I would cringe everytime I had to be re-cert Passport and related issues as you never knew what GB had this time around to confuse and bewilder...BUT when the Project manager and senior tech spends days re-certing a string of techs while the techs are making the company money and NOT learning the new fangle devices devised by GB or VR well it made me wonder if I would dare calling TAK with an issue when I was supposed to be knowledgible since I was re-cert days earlier....Louisiana is a funny place, a place where 1 company claims the WHOLE state as their stomping grounds, where they have satellite offices from east to west and 3 aren't ASO nor can they do warranty legally but HEY what do I know...Where the project manager was the so-called owner of a company that was bought out by this hy-fa-lutten company and then 6-9 months later they buy another company out reducing competition and putting their stamp on the territory making sure that no one comes into their back yard...But again what do I know...Im retired and have seen what crooked people do for a dollar and bonus's....I use to think Fla was bad...


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