^ Not a thread jack at all ^
I see it as Point-Counterpoint. I appreciated the input of someone presently employed in the field of topic as on-topic. I realize that without saying that there are still knowledgeable people employed in the field. I also feel that most people do their best to take some measure of pride in what they do.
The difference is probably that you enjoy what you are doing and have become more familiar with the position over the last 3 years, and I in no way intended to make it sound like all parts stores employed slow blinkers. I just haven't been able to find a store in my area that has personnel that are knowledgeable in the field.
Just by stating your position Dana I can see that you are an asset to your company and most assuredly take pride in your work. Now if we can just persuade you into conducting a local seminar up here maybe it'll catch on.
I am getting somewhat familiar with one of the locals who has the same determination and attitude as you...now if he just hangs in there long enough to get a little more experience...
Counter-Point also approved