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Re: One More ASE thought
Posted to Shop Management Forum on 5/2/2017 3 Replies


I can remember back in the late 70s tried for tech at post office got a score of over 90% with no added points for the many PC options.

Went to the hands on and one task was to pull the distributor out on a inline 6 spinning the engine over then reinstall the distributor and just get the vehicle to start. While I was at it I reset the proper timing and tightened the distributor bolt.

Time to accomplish was 11/2 hours. I did it in something around 15/20 min. Tester was very impressed and commented that I was the only person to get the engine just running in this 3 month test period. Due to the PC push on the PO. I would not be eligible (just for my ears) They we're required to hire one that was PC even if he could not pass the test. With added points and failing the hands on test.

That was my real introduction into the dumbing down of America. Cost me somewhere around $300 to sign up for a class to follow the hoops required to jump thru and some big manual to study from. What a waste of time and effort. ;-(

Robert Harris
Technician/Technical Information Specialist (Retired)
Robert Harris
Alvarado, Texas, USA

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