Yeah, you're not wrong there lol I can be a bit extreme. This is my passion. My leisure reading is technical manuals haha some of my best troubleshooting is while I'm asleep and dreaming about Engineering. (Writing it out... It's clear I have a problem hahaha)
#1 My family, and #2 Engineering; basically the only two things I care about.
That being said I'll get to some logical points...I spent ~$10k out of pocket, a bunch of time in courses, and a few months going through the exam process...
But with the new ticket and job, I got like $30-35k/yr raise, a lot of job offers for options, and feels like a lot more job security.
So, I never ever considered it as putting my family in jeopardy, it was an investment and has already well paid us back in a few short months.
Someone screwed up and we want to know. They will not issue a statement of what happened. I do believe legal action will be taken. Government officials should be contacted and demand answers. A public apology should be made and a way forward should be developed to prevent this from happening in the future.
Maybe it was someone from a foreign ticket holding background working at TC, figured this is how they do it where they got their original ticket, stamped it good to go. Then someone else saw (maybe through mass amounts of applications and email inquiry's - I know I sent an email to TC asking wtf is this shit?) and realized it's insane and said "hold your horses, this is fucked! We have to quash this now!" - and the thing was stamped out.
So yeah... We want to know what happened. There could be a possibility of legal action, and we want this to never happen again.
Our sector of TC is too fucking slow, and clearly mustn't be equipped with enough skilled/intelligent people to come up with adequate plans to implement a suitable system for us as Canadians that also meet international STCW conventions to which Canada is a signatory.
(Another ramble... Hopefully coherent this time lol)