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Re: What, me worry? Well
Posted to Shop Management Forum on 12/2/2015 2 Replies

Am I blessed, or just lucky?

Holy hell, Dale, you and my wife sound just alike. You guys need to become E-mail buddies and worry each other to death. :-)

Seriously, great post, man. My wife worries enough for the both of us to where I don't have to worry at all. I know it's hard to believe, but I have low blood pressure. No joke.

I'm about as easy going as they come. I'm so easy going that they used to flame me all the time on another forum really bad and I didn't give a sh**. After almost 20 years on the forum they got tired of me and couldn't take it any more and kicked me off. But that's another story. Oh, well...

I absolutely LOVE what I do for a living and wouldn't do anything else. When I get home, I can usually be found reading one or more trade magazines or on one of the trade forums online, or answering some work-related E-mail. My teenage hobby that I absolutely loved became my life's work.

In high school I worked in an auto parts store to where I could get a discount on auto parts to make my car not only run perfect, but fast, too. I learned how to rebuild transmissions in high school in my garage. I was a pure gearhead with a reputation of having the fastest car in the school. It was my passion.

Now, I'm paid for my ultimate passion: transmissions. WHAT WORRY??? I have fun at work. I feel sorry for people who have ANY job that they think is just a job.

How cool would it be to be paid to be a professional fisherman? Or a professional hunter? Or simply paid to do whatever you do for a hobby? It would be like a woman paid to be a buyer for a woman's department store. (and you know how women LOVE to shop) That's what my job is like. I just got lucky, that's all.

I have absolutely no problem sleeping like a baby at night. Take an aspirin and make a post in the morning...

Larry Bloodworth
Technical Information Specialist/Technician
Tanner Transmissions
Draper, Utah, USA

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