Dr-Fix-It! Notebook Archive:
|30 Years... When a new piece of equipment showed up on the job site recently, I opened the manufacturer's installation manual. A co-worker confronted me. "We are in big trouble if you have to read the book! Don't you know how to install that thing?"
I replied that I usually make a practice of reviewing the manufacturer's recommendations for every piece of equipment I touch. I asked him," Which would you rather see me do? Install this unit from memory or install it according to the manufacturer's recommendations?"
He said, "Well, I don't need a book. Nobody has to tell me how to do my job! I've been doing this for 30 years!"
I was surprised that any thinking person could cling to such a preposterous opinion, much less say it out loud.
I got to thinking; what if I still did things the way they were done 30 years ago?
Now, where did I put my reading glasses?