Back when I was younger, I used to be one of those people that bounced around from job to job every few months or so. I never stayed anywhere for more than 6 months — until I landed a quality control gig that paid decent money and allowed me to work in a clean, temperature-controlled lab.
For that particular job, I had to learn all kinds of new (to me) skills, most of which had to do with using various measuring tools such as radius gauges, flatness gauges, micrometers, and more. I also had to learn how to read parts blueprints, which I actually never fully grasped.
I was just thinking today that all those practical job skills I learned are extremely rusty now because I have been out of QC for more than 10 years. If I wanted to apply for a QC job now, I’d have to apply as a newbie for an entry-level position despite my five years of experience.
Too bad; I’ve seen some REALLY attractive job ads for QC specialists. The jobs sound pretty cushy and the pay looks highly competitive! Oh, well.