In response to daily post’s one-word prompt: Original
I sometimes wonder why so much emphasis is placed on original documents. For instance my degrees and diplomas are safely put away in a safe. I do have photo copies but they are not accepted when I apply for jobs or anything else that requires certificates to convince the boss, I have studied in these schools that the photo copy reveals.
What caused us to disbelieve that without an original a photo copy of my certificates have no value. I don’t know about others, but I’m concerned about sending the originals by mail.
A few weeks ago the credit card company sent me a new credit card, I did not get it and had no idea it was mailed to me. When I tried to use my existing card to pay for my groceries, I got the message, “Transaction declined,” I thought it was a mistake and tried it the second time, I received the same message.
I called the credit card company, I told them what happened, the girl told me I should have received a replacement card. The company issued a new card with changed numbers for my safety. This is a credit card company ,they know if they don’t issue a new card to me, they will lose money. This is their motivation to issue me a card ASAP.
This is not the case with educational institutions, will they care enough to issue a duplicate certificate because my original is lost in the mail? Just wondering!