While I was waiting for Andrew to find out what was happening with my car, I had a lovely conversation with Bethany. She mentioned that they were actually looking to hire and I happened to be looking for a job. The next week, I sent my resume to them and that began the long process of interviewing to make sure that I was a fit for their business.
The risk was big. The statistics were against us. A mechanic may be a strong mechanic but can often be a weak businessman.
A mechanical parody of the Twelve Days of Christmas…
As this year seems to have turned the whole world upside down it can be difficult to easily grasp things that we’re thankful for. However, it is times like these more than any other to stop and grab onto even the littlest things that this year has warranted thanksgiving.
You might think that because we own an auto repair shop that we’re immune to stress over car problems. Many times there is just no way around it.
If you have been a client for any amount of time, you have recognized that Andrew is a good teacher. That’s one benefit of his music education degree and he applies this with our son, especially during their Shop Time.
Schools, businesses, the entire entertainment industry – including the American’s beloved national and collegiate sports teams – shut down due to COVID-19. Now so many of us, if we’re blessed enough to still have a paying job, are working from home – myself included. Our kids are also at home because childcare and/or schools are closed (again, our family is no exception), which poses a conflict. How can I be productive working from home when my kids are home? You’re probably also asking, since my kids are not in school, how do I keep them engaged in academic activities so that they don’t fall behind once schools open again?
Meet Victoria, our new client services representative!
Business challenges affect our personal lives and our personal lives affect our business. That’s what happens when you run a small family business. And have a toddler. And are married to your only co-worker. And have customers that you genuinely care about. It’s hard to keep that balance.
“Awe, look at that little mechanic in the making!,” is a comment that Andrew and I regularly hear from people when our son is in tow. In an effort to be polite, our response is often something like, “Well, we’ll see.” We realize people are just making “daddy’s little boy” conversation, however, it’s actually a challenging issue for us.