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Before becoming a stay-at-home parent, I worked a full time gig in the automotive collision repair industry. Yes, a body shop. It was – and still is – my family’s business and I was raised in the body shop spending summers answering phones, helping wash cars, or shuttling customers to and from their homes. When I finished college and needed a job, my dear old dad offered me a position and I gladly accepted.
At first, I tended to tasks I was familiar with. That was all fine and good for a while until I found myself with a desire to learn more in a career I felt had real possibility for personal growth and success. Plus, I noticed a growing resentment in myself towards the attitude of many customers – both men and women – who came in looking for a man to answer their questions. I was young and feisty and felt I needed to break the stereotypes one associates with a trade like automotive repair.
My ambition led me to taking evening classes at a local trade school to learn more about the business. There were a lot of late evenings examining crashed cars and writing mock repair estimates. It was fun and interesting and I felt empowered. I eventually used all this education and experience and took a giant leap to go work for one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers. Another male-dominated industry!
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We’re curious to know how you are chasing your dreams and breaking stereotypes. Leave us a comment!