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Old 30 September 2005, 04:50   #61
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I totally agree with most of that - ALL I am trying to say is that qualifications carry too much weight and experience should count for more - surely I am not the only person who thinks that???
Try saying that to the MCA when they inspect you vessel which you use for business and you dont have your commercial endorsment.
After all that is only an exam!

"well you see Mr MCA man, I have been playing on boats since I was a nipper and felt my experience counts for more than some silly qualification"

Just trying to add some kind of perspective.

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I DID pass all the exams - never had below 90% but that is not the point!!!

That good source can't have used them then - or else maybe they suit people like me better who learns far better alone!!!

As to a waste of money - er well umm.............
You DO fill Manos's boots very well!
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In fact it will be an RNLI cox who will be taking my RIB out first into the Loughor Estuary to show me how to avoid trouble.....
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Which is what my certification is

You're very fickle in your reasoning, one minute you state that a qualification is elitist, then thirteen minutes later you seem to want to imply that there are more more MS certified professionals

But we agreed to move on.

You failed to answer if your degree is a BSc or MSc - I'll assume that it BSc as I could be wrong, but you just pass a Masters?

And you didn't reply to your year of graduation.

That would be interesting to know, as Swansea don't currently do Physics with Astronomy.

http://www2.swan.ac.uk/courses/physics/index.htm
We agreed to move on??? Don't remember agreeing to anything - also there is nothing I would like better - it seems to be YOU have a bee in the bonnet!!!

As to being rather contradictory you obviously don't understand sarcasm - when I said "elitist" I WAS being sarcastic - when you came back at me with all those numbers it just proved my point - MCSE - common as mud!!! Much the same as degrees these days. There are FAR higher and more esoteric qualifications than these - they are considered pretty much basic now!!!

As to the rest I refuse to submit to further interrogation - you are making me out to be a liar which I DONT LIKE!!!! I have never accused you of ANYTHING!!!

I only ever mentioned my qualifications because I was accused of being one of those people who didn't have any and that is why I don't value them.
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Try saying that to the MCA when they inspect you vessel which you use for business and you dont have your commercial endorsment.
After all that is only an exam!

"well you see Mr MCA man, I have been playing on boats since I was a nipper and felt my experience counts for more than some silly qualification"

Just trying to add some kind of perspective.

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Which is EXACTLY why I am going through the whole process!!!

Can't ANY of you see what I am getting at??? People with only 7 or 8 days of courses are allowed to take out fare paying passengers whilst someone who has been to sea for the last 20 years can't!!!

Could be too many people have a vested interest in these courses???
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