Indepth Post #4

  1. What has been my most difficult mentoring challenge so far? Why?

Like most skills, I have obstacles obstructing my pathway to greatness. There are a bunch of unique problems specific to car mechanics but they all stem from one thing, the fact that everything is connected. This makes it hard to grasp a complete idea, there are so many parts with different variations, even the same car model of the same year can experience changes. Another struggle is that everything takes a long time. Most of the time I can’t get any breaks for hours on end, the work is extremely tedious. Car mechanics is very hands-on, so it is hard to research without pulling a car apart. The books don’t always work for me. Its also easy to make small mistakes; sometimes you are left with a screw after finishing or forgot to run the engine before sealing the oil back up.

  1. What is working well? Why?

Rob is amazing: he takes me to his shops so I can see everything, he works at a manageable pace and talk clearly, he shows me his ways to keep organized (ex. tools/screws), and he is good at explaining the cause and reaction that on change can make. He also tells phenomenal stories, so time flies when I am working on the cars. he is good at explaining the cause and reaction that on change can make

  1. What could be working better? How can you make sure this happens?

I could be doing more than just taking apart cars: I’m trying to read books and I hope its something I can force myself to like. I have a few manuals at home such as my Volkswagen Jetta 1990-1998 and Corrado owner’s manual.

One thought on “Indepth Post #4

  1. qmtk says:

    Thanks for letting us know how it is going. What skills did you learn these past few weeks? Give us more specific details. How about a video or photos of what you are working on.

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