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John Fields

biography

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work experience

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education

PWA Machinist Apprenticeship Class C Connecticut Journeyman's papers, machinist 1977 - 1980

I dropped out of college when my father passed and never finished. I managed a hardware store and ended up running machines at P&W. several foreman recommended I go into the apprenticeship and it started my change from history and liberal arts to my current job.

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MXCC Associate, General Studies 1980 - 1982

I received 30 credits for the apprenticeship. so I used those and other credits and took all the math courses

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CCSU Bachelor, Industrial Technology 1983 - 1990

I started on a bachelor's (for the 2nd time) after I got my associates. I had stopped going when the company sent me back full time to finish off. quite possibly the best job ever, 40 years old, I was a second shift shop foreman with a lot of union activity, and they sent me back full time for a semester (I was close) and mailed my pay home. they paid for our books, rented an apartment to study so we could get away from home. best job I ever had

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CCSU Master of Science of Management, Industrial Technology 1991 - 1996

I had a manager tell me that I didn't have enough education for my job (manufacturing engineer and nc programmer). after I mouthed off to him (it was one of many conflicts with him), I took it as a management hint. the course of study only reinforced my evaluation of the manager as non compos mentis. but I also think it helped insulate me during all the downsizing. I don't have any respect for the company's absolute qualification of a degree for a manufacturing engineering job it seems to have protected me.

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