got to chatting with his dad...eventually turned to talking about work...turns out he powdercoats the custom orders for my little company... small world
anyhoo mentioned i started out as a panelbeater and never really expected to end up building coffee machines
turns out he runs a car body shop....certainly explains all the cars that keep turning up
anyhoo..apparently the jobmarket for panelbeaters has shifted again from not enough work for panelbeaters to nobody willing to take up the trade nowadays..
but he basically offered me a trial at least if i get bored of coffee machines (or the company goes tits up)
anyhoo..i think i should look into taking a refresher course just in case lol