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DH and I were discussing auto repair as his car, having had the line
from the A/C recently replaced, now needs a new compressor, and we
replaced the battery yesterday.  He can do the work, but he doesn't like
it.  I like the work, but don't know as much as I would like.

I jokingly said that I should go back to one of my little mentioned
ideas of opening a women owned-operated, all mechanics are women, auto
repair place.  DH said it would make a good question for my newsgroups
as, he feels, they are predominantly women, and I would probably get
good feedback.

So, what do y'all think??  WOuld you prefer to go to a shop where all
the mechanics were women, or would you feel no different then if you
went to a shop where all the mechanics were male??

Please email me at: snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com

Thanks bunches!

Larisa

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Seems to me that women are more detail oriented (Picky) and so would notice
and fix what was wrong.

Not to mention being generally smaller than men could fit into tight
places.....but still be able to lift the same weights.

I would go to that shop, if the employees had the proper licencing or
whatever......same goes for shops with only men.

Michelle Giordano



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On Sat, 30 Jul 2005 23:12:27 GMT, CNYstitcher

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I would love it.  I think you should do it.  I took auto mechanics in
highs school; I had to take it during summer school, though, because
they wouldn't let girls in during the school year!  (Too many boys
wanted in, I guess, and they gave them preference!)  I've never
regretted taking it.

And if you do this, let's all contact the networks....we might
**FINALLY** get a show on the Discovery Channel that has women hosts;
you could be the female equivalent of "American Chopper" or "American
Hot Rod."


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Hmmm, hadn't thought that far in advance...lol.  Hmm, maybe I need to
rethink everything and think bigger.  Of course, I could just stay in my
somewhat comfort zone and do something with decorating and sewing, but
that is tantamount to stagnation as far as I am concerned.

Well, thanks for the responses, I will keep these in mind as I ponder my
future path.

Larisa

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Knowledge and professional shouldn't have to have a gender attached to
it. If you can do the job, correctly, that is what counts.

I have only found two auto repair places that treated me seriously. As
a former big-rig driver I know mechanics, I know engines and tires.
Don't bs me, don't roll your eyes when I want answers.

As my license plate frame warns "beware the feisty redhead" ;))

Ginger in CA


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Personally speaking, I don't care if they're hermaphrodites from the
planet Zog as long as they do the job right and don't try to rip me off.
Assume that I know nothing because I am a woman and blonde, and they are
dead meat.

Road Runner uttered
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Personally, I would love to go to a repair shop where the mechanics were
mostly women.  Best of all would be a repair shop where the manager/shop
foreman was a woman!  I do think "dissing" women customers would be far less
frequent under those circumstances--though I must caution that I've had some
pretty snooty women in dealerships put me down, not knowing that I'm quite
mechanical myself and I understand cars.

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Carolyn in The Old Pueblo

If it ain't broke, you aren't trying.   --Red Green
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I take my handicapped van to a shop that has a female manager and she's
great!
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Shame on you for lack of political correctness; your van is not
"handicapped", it is "otherly abled" <vbg>
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AJH,
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I get so tired of the word games sometimes....as long as people understand
what you mean.....and other times it's good.....
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LOL, but I think the proper response on your part would have
been.............. "WHAT DID YOU SAY????"

Michelle Giordano



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I can relate - !!  LOL!!!

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ROTFLMAOPIMP!!

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I didn't get Pat's post so I'm piggybacking here:

Pat!  That's a good one!  Thanks for the giggle!
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LOL, and I tell people I am deaf as a rock!  So is MSM, so we understand
each other perfectly when we don't hear a single word.

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Carolyn in The Old Pueblo

If it ain't broke, you aren't trying.   --Red Green
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County roads huh? And you expect us to BELIEVE that one?????? Prove
it....send me a few of those photos...please : )

Butterfly (used to have an old country barn until haying time one
summer---it went up in smoke---Thank God, my Bro saw the smoke and yelled at
my sis's who were inside working with the bales at the time--barn was a
total loss. Local farmers all donated hay to my folks for that winter)

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We came upon a red beauty with a white roof and a gorgeous Palomino was
outside.  Just as I lifted my camera, a herding dog appeared trying to work
his magic on the horse!  It was wonderful and he was an excellent herder,
although the horse obviously had been through it before and treated it as
though it were a mere pesky fly!  If was fun!

B, I will post them if I ever get them suckers developed!
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Thank you. Know exactly what you mean by 'other-abled' : (  No problemo on
waiting....sounds like they will be worth the wait : ) Jez happy that you
ARE out and about

Butterfly

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Jez happy that you
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I am having a wonderful time.  My co-hort in crime loves to take off just as
much as I do.  Actually B, it's Star, the one that helped with your HUG.
She's living with  just a quarter size piece of her heart working. The Doc
doesn't know how she's here!  I do, a sense of humor and amazing Spirit!
    Anyway, we start by picking a direction and then just turn on roads that
say "turn here!" and we have found wonderful lakes, and farms, and small
towns (meaning itty,bitty townettes) and have seen beautiful wildlife and
parts of this state I didn't know existed.  Our last long trip we decided to
head toward a town 43 miles away.  We returned home 5 hours later! (thus the
$ issue: gas is $2.11 here right now, but worth every penny! Cheaper than a
therapist!) We had a blast!
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Dreamweaver

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Our gas is at $2.43 as of last Friday.
I'm just so tickled you are doing again...we use to explore all kinds of
roads every move we made--been all over this country : ) Most outstanding
memory was coming up over a rise to the top of a mesa in CO  and seeing 3,
yes THREE, distinct rainbows. I can picture it right now..

Butterfly

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