Yesterday, two of my coworkers and I were trained as fingerprint technicians; the purpose of which is to provide another revenue stream for the corporation that owns Day Job. We are now in a position to charge for the service, and, will mostly be handling people who require fingerprinting for pre-employment background checks or adoptions, as well as for screening volunteers for our own programming.
When I volunteered for the training, I was under the mistaken impression that we would be using old-school fingerprinting technology AKA: an ink pad.
Au contraire, mon frere.
Instead, we were trained on the most cutting edge technology available, and, while I was a titch disappointed about not getting to semi-permanently stain the fingers of unsuspecting strangers; I took to the laser scan like a duck takes to water.
Which is to say; I passed the training and can now perform fingerprinting services with confidence; it won't result in anything like a pay raise, but, it will be another item on my ridiculously eclectic resume.