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Has anything ever affected your ability to repair? #4594471
12/04/17 10:39 PM
12/04/17 10:39 PM
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Houston, Texas
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I worked at a place briefly who employed a guy who had very little patience. Everything had to be done as efficient as possible and done his way or the highway. He was like the shop manager I guess you could say. I feel that since I worked at that place that now I tend to just jump into things without thinking because I had that fast paced attitude pounded into my head. I'm not really a fast paced person and am not really good at multi tasking plus I hate being interrupted when doing something because it throws me off track.

Has anything ever changed your thinking or ability to fix things for the worse?

Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 12/04/17 10:39 PM.

2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Has anything ever affected your ability to repair? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4594479
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I had a broken right forearm once. That put a damper on my wrenching abilities for a little while.

Re: Has anything ever affected your ability to repair? [Re: NYEngineer] #4594482
12/04/17 10:55 PM
12/04/17 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: NYEngineer
I had a broken right forearm once. That put a damper on my wrenching abilities for a little while.


Ditto, only left wrist/forearm in 5-7 pieces(depending on how you count apparently).


Got a handy titanium plate in there now.. its a weather antenna.


2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2.0T
Re: Has anything ever affected your ability to repair? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4594486
12/04/17 11:02 PM
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northwest pa
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
I worked at a place briefly who employed a guy who had very little patience. Everything had to be done as efficient as possible and done his way or the highway. He was like the shop manager I guess you could say. I feel that since I worked at that place that now I tend to just jump into things without thinking because I had that fast paced attitude pounded into my head. I'm not really a fast paced person and am not really good at multi tasking plus I hate being interrupted when doing something because it throws me off track.

Has anything ever changed your thinking or ability to fix things for the worse?


i just want to say that experience sounds awful..and its terrible it had an effect on you. i hate hack workers...a hack boss would be a nightmare. ill admit im not the fastest but my stuff never needs done twice. sometimes that ends up being faster..


2013 escape 2.0 awd mobil 1 10w30ep
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Re: Has anything ever affected your ability to repair? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4594488
12/04/17 11:07 PM
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I lived a few years at a house that had no garage and only a gravel drive. That made some repairs not worth it, ie a clutch job.

Re: Has anything ever affected your ability to repair? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4594493
12/04/17 11:14 PM
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The problem with me is whenever I go fast I either hurt myself or end up having to do the job twice. lol


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Has anything ever affected your ability to repair? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4594505
12/04/17 11:32 PM
12/04/17 11:32 PM
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TX
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I have worked for guys like that and I have worked for guys you were not allowed to be smarter than.

Right know, I work for a guy who has no experience in our field, but knows more than all of us.
Won't take advice from anyone.
Two guys in the office have 30 yrs and 37 yrs with the company in our dept.
Pretty sad, just drags everybody down.

Re: Has anything ever affected your ability to repair? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4594510
12/04/17 11:42 PM
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Im running into a similar 'efficiency' problem, but its company wide. Got told Im not efficient enough. Taking too many steps (literal walking steps) to complete a task. Like, Im trying to juggle between a dozen different tasks I have to keep up with, so yeah, I sometimes do forget stuff and end up going back and forth to get something done. Thats just the way it is and the way it will be as long as I have such a full plate.


-Colton
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Re: Has anything ever affected your ability to repair? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4594516
12/04/17 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
The problem with me is whenever I go fast I either hurt myself or end up having to do the job twice. lol


In a former life, I ran an advertising agency. High-pressure; deadline-driven.

I had an expression I often used with the creative department: "Never time to do it right. Always time to do it over."


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Re: Has anything ever affected your ability to repair? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4594517
12/04/17 11:52 PM
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New Zealand
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Generaly in a workshop there is a bit of competition to be the fastest on any repair...and I'm guilty of that mindset, and it's not a bad thing, until the corner cutting leads to poor workmanship. When I started working as a sole charge mechanic, trying to get through a full days work, booking jobs in, talking to customers, diagnosing problems, ordering parts, making up invoices and finally taking the money...I relalised it was not about working fast, but working smart. That changed how I work from then on - get 3 or 4 cars in, find out what parts I needs, get them happening, keep onto to parts situation, working through the repair work so each one hits the point of parts arriving at the appropriate time...deal with all the other stuff happening.

When working for a guy with the same mindset as me a couple of years ago, various guys working for us would stop and say ''I can't get this off.'' Aghhh - stay on a roll...while doing plan A, have plan B ready to go, launch straight into plan B while formulating plans C and D. Don't stop just keep on keeping on.


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Re: Has anything ever affected your ability to repair? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4594519
12/04/17 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
I worked at a place briefly who employed a guy who had very little patience. Everything had to be done as efficient as possible and done his way or the highway. He was like the shop manager I guess you could say. I feel that since I worked at that place that now I tend to just jump into things without thinking because I had that fast paced attitude pounded into my head. I'm not really a fast paced person and am not really good at multi tasking plus I hate being interrupted when doing something because it throws me off track.


I can't stand that mindset; such people are always "go, go, go" without thinking things through. There are always consequences to this approach, and I'll be [censored] if such people ever recognize "cause and effect."

Re: Has anything ever affected your ability to repair? [Re: Colt45ws] #4594564
12/05/17 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted By: Colt45ws
Im running into a similar 'efficiency' problem, but its company wide. Got told I'm not efficient enough. Taking too many steps to complete a task.

Every job in the entire country is heading this direction.

Rush, rush, rush..... That's just the way it is and the way it will be

Re: Has anything ever affected your ability to repair? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4594574
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman

Has anything ever changed your thinking or ability to fix things for the worse?


Acute neuropathy apperently due to an inability to absorb dietary B12

Started getting episodes of extreme dyslexia, during which I couldn't see properly. Awkward when you're supposed to be teaching English. Extreme fatigue the rest of the time.

Fortunately in lucid intervals I was able to research it and suggest some tests to the neurologists, one of which apparently hit the jackpot.

Progression is psychosis, paralysis, dementia and death, usually fairly rapid and in that order.

Last edited by Ducked; 12/05/17 03:12 AM.
Re: Has anything ever affected your ability to repair? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4594577
12/05/17 03:32 AM
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Redneck in Taiwan ?


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2005 Nissan Expert - 5W-40 Castrol Magnatec diesel.
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.
Re: Has anything ever affected your ability to repair? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4594594
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