Mechanic girl

imageI hated school my whole life. In grade seven I decided I wanted to be just like my dad a mechanic! So grade 8 I’d hardly go to school, constantly faking sick just so I could goto the workshop with dad. I loved it! I’m an adrenaline junkie and love speed so test drives are awesome!

In grade 9 I desperately wanted an apprenticeship as a mechanic. I started 2 days a week and school the other 3. I loved it. I wanted to be full time!

By this time I should have been a registered apprentice. But the teachers never set it up properly! So I wasn’t getting paid but I didn’t care I wasn’t giving up! Washing parts, doing wheel bearings,services, changing tyres. I loved it.

Grade 10 I left I said stuff this and went full time with dad. I was servicing radiators (fitting,flushing etc) and everything. I even swapped an engine out. All the blokes laughed at me said I had no potential.

My father hated me working with him and constantly said I should be at school! :(

I’m now currently working checkouts at a grocery store for money only for another month or 2 when I go full time mechanics. One guy in town I asked for an apprenticeship said he only wanted a bloke at the end of the year. Personally, I shoulda smashed him right then and there. Just cos I’m pretty don’t mean I don’t get down n dirty ok!

3 years of bieng a mechanic no smart arse has stopped me yet! I’ll get there. So girls go for it! Don’t let any man stop u!!! My fianc√© loves it. It’s like chlo’ babe can u fix my car hahahahahahahahah best of luck :)


1 Comment

  1. gretchen on January 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Chloe – glad to see you aren’t giving up on your dreams! Best of luck with your career in mechanics. And don’t be too hard on your dad. School isn’t a bad thing. In fact, if you can find a school that specializes in Auto Mechanics – that would be the fastest way to get into what you love and get the best experience. ;)

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