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Where To Learn Safecracking

This is a response to one of the questions in the readers' comments regarding where to learn to do the type of work I do. I'll just outline the path I took.

You could call safe and vault work a locksmith specialty, though many safe and vault companies and their employees don't do any locksmith work per se. I began as a general commercial locksmith, which is a common path to becoming a safe and vault specialist.

After a couple of entry-level jobs I went to a (now-defunct) school devoted to the locksmith trade. It was The New York School of Locksmithing, and it used to be in Hempstead, on Long Island.

One apprentice job and one geographic move after the school I was lucky enough to get hired by a locksmith who specialized in safes. Safe techs most often learn their work by doing. If they're lucky it's under the tutelage of one or more experienced competent technicians.

The man who first taught me was very knowledgeable. Though I didn't realize then, he used th…

Comments on Comments

Thanks to the people who read any of these, and thanks also to those who took the time to post comments, especially those related to my most recent account of the lady who shopped and scheduled with multiple vendors.

I guess there are as many possible interpretations as there are readers.

However, the anonymous poster got the wrong impression about me not liking people; more accurate to say I don't like people who treat me as that lady did.

Luckily, there are a lot more people who wouldn't do what she did than there are people like her.

As for being happier in another occupation, there's not much else I would qualify for now.

A blog like this acts as a pressure relief valve. This is where I can relate some of my experiences and my reactions to them without embarrassing anyone but myself.

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