Well I guess that by now I should well understand that my off center sense of humor is completely lost on the interwebs.
But I'm happy to hear that you're not in the slave-master business. Whew.
I sure don't want to get the guy at MCC in any sort of trouble. No intent there whatsoever, I'm sure they are nice folks.
But it is ironic and somewhat humorous to me at least, that days after reading several articles about the new ATF at MCC and it's great benefit to the welding providers in the area (and I am one, small, but I am), that I couldn't actually contact a human being when I needed straps bent. I COULD find the price list on the website. Just couldn't buy the product.
Previously we had to go to Las Vegas @ 130 miles for me, or Phoenix @ 200 miles. I just decided to bend our own straps so that was my solution. But we have other work that demands a CWI stamp on all quals, and no qual over 6 months old is acceptable (Cal trans field work). So MCC might still be a viable option for us.
They really do need to smooth out the contact system in my opinion. If the contact person is also teaching classes maybe he should have a personal voicemail/emaill for ATF related calls only that he could return in the afternoon.
Most community colleges are not set up, or even have personnel that really understand the activity of doing business for $$$. I'm guessing that's why they are lagging.
In my opinion that would greatly increase the effectiveness of the whole thing. Tho I'm not sure how many in the area will require their qualification service, hopefully a lot but I'm not real sure.
I'm not strained, I'm to simple for that.
And oh yea, apologies to the OP for the sidetrack : )