× Auto Repair Pros Member Benefits TechHelp Knowledge Base Forums Resources My iATN Marketplace Chat Pricing About Us Join Industry Sponsors Video Members Only Repair Shops Auto Pro Careers Auto Pro Reviews
Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Re: Merry F ing Xmas part 2
Posted to Open Discussion Forum on 1/1/2015 2 Replies

And , once again , Bruce , I have to say a big Thank You , to you , my friend , you've helped me clear out a lot of baggage , I thought had been dealt with a long time ago . You did this a while back , when the s**t was getting deep , and I damn near quit a job I actually like to be at . It's something about construction , in the good weather , you can't put a price on being out in the fresh air , getting the smell of fresh turned earth , the smell of fresh cut lumber , and I get to work with what Significant Other calls My Big Tonka Toys - I wouldn't dare say that in front of the boss , it would take him about a half an hour to calm down .I'm not only a shop foreman , like you , Bruce , I'm also a crew chief , and recently , we got signed up with a local District Christian High School tech department , we have become an extension of the trade training school , as a satellite test school , and I have two trainees , who want to become diesel engine , and heavy equipment specialists , and they have signed me on as an associate instructor , senior member , with special benefits and privileges , in regards to the high school .I also strongly insisted , that they include our home site here , iATN ,and they finally agreed to it , and , once they looked it over , they couldn't say enough good things about it .And I have you to thank for all of that , Bruce , if you hadn't have talked me out of packing it all in ,it never would have turned out the way it has , and yes , you're right , if we stoop to their level , and get down and dirty with these disgusting mistakes for human beings , we're no better than they are .On top of that , as I said earlier , I'm the only guy there , who is a member of iATN , and I sure don't want to make our home site look bad .If I can ever arrange it , if Significant Other will agree to it , and the boss will give me the time off , and I can get enough time down , to return to the USA , even if only for a visit - I used to live in DeLand , Florida , when we come thru Brunswick , Georgia , if you're still there bud , I'll call ahead , to see if you have some free time , and maybe we can shoot the s**t for a little bit , or not , depends on your day , there ,you tell me your favorite brand , you get a cold six pack on me , no questions asked . Thanks again , Bruce , it's good to have other , as they say , brothers , from other mothers , who help keep your head screwed on straight .Hang in there , bud , it will get better , and from what I remember about American law enforcement , if it is still that way , with any luck , Deputy Dog and his buddies will be out of work , and you'll get some real enforcement there . We can only hope , right . Take care , bud . Good luck .

Roger Rutledge
Technician/Shop Foreman
Green Park Services
Brantford, Ontario, Canada

2 Replies Received (View Replies)