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I've been pondering...how will we get the goat to stay still for the make-over? No wait.

My displeasure with my current job and the direction this country is heading has made me ponder an idea. I think that I should go to automotive repair school.

Hear me out. We are moving more towards a serfdom/landlord type country. The religious right and the Rich White Guys are determined to do it. In order to survive, you need a marketable skill. The way this city is set up, everyone needs a car.

So, here we are. All the office jobs suck and pay crap. I'm fairly mechanically inclined and enjoy a challenge. I'm sure the hell not gonna get to do either of those things in a cubical!

Also, someone who can work on engines will make me a hit during the Zombie Apocalypse! (heehee)

No, seriously.

A woman helping other women out with their cars. And guys too, of course, but I think I'll market towards women.

Thoughts?

Also...if I help friends and loved ones with their cars, I can use that money to start my bar! HEY!

Date: 2010-08-27 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesliepear.livejournal.com
Not a bad idea. I think there will always be a demand for auto mechanics.

Especially during the Zombie Apocalypse!

Date: 2010-08-27 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bghsmith.livejournal.com
Plus, once you have the basic tools, you can do it out of your house. Even the fancy tools can be rented now. Yeah, I think this is one skill that can used even during a recession.

Re: Especially during the Zombie Apocalypse!

Date: 2010-08-27 06:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] princessbobbie.livejournal.com
A) i wanna se the goat thing
b) I think a female mechanic could kick ass!

Re: Especially during the Zombie Apocalypse!

Date: 2010-08-27 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bghsmith.livejournal.com
Kick ass, or at least brain you with a big wrench! I think I would trust a woman who spoke straight to me over a guy who talks down to me any day!

Date: 2010-08-28 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] happinesstogo.livejournal.com
I have an acquaintance here who is female and runs an auto shop staffed entirely by women, which I happen to think is pretty bad ass.

Date: 2010-08-28 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bghsmith.livejournal.com
Does she do good business? 'Cause if I couldn't get the work, it wouldn't pay for the school. >fear

Date: 2010-08-28 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] murstein.livejournal.com
I think there are two angles to consider, and they have potential to fight each other.

1. How busy are the local auto mechanics? If they're turning away work, or at least make cars wait in very long lines for service, then jumping in the market is an obviously good idea.

2. Poor people tend to want to keep their cars running far longer. And the poorer they are, the more sense it makes to take the car in for one more repair, rather than junk it and look for a less-well-used one. And yeah, the gap between the haves and the have-nots has been growing wider and wider since about 1975.

Date: 2010-08-29 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kalinobeche.livejournal.com
I say go for it.

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