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    Quote Originally Posted by rick130 View Post
    Most people can't teach to save their lives, one technically very good tradie I know believers teaching is screaming at and demeaning the apprentice "as he won't forgot it" Australian Made vs Off-Shore.
    The problem is he just treats them mostly as a labourer/TA.
    When we were at tech, at the end of each semester, we'd go an work in various sections of the company - it was called field training.

    I recall I had to do some testing on an international submarine communications cable. I was a 17-yo first year trainee and wasn't sure of the procedure so I asked one of the qualified techs. He was not happy - "If I have to show you how to do it, I might as well do it myself!"

    Many years later, I was his supervisor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick130 View Post

    Most people can't teach to save their lives, one technically very good tradie I know believers teaching is screaming at and demeaning the apprentice "as he won't forgot it" Australian Made vs Off-Shore.
    its common. one airfield where i learnt to glide, all the instructors were excellent pilots. but none of them were good teachers.
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    Just had an example today. 30HP 3Ph 6P motor died on plant.

    I organised a replacement, had it brought in and they boys set to work changing pulley over.

    Couldn’t get the Taper lock off, Yield & Heat sorted that,
    Taper lock was threaded and they couldn’t get a bolt in,
    No tap on site. Young fully qualified tradie looking puzzled.

    I grabbed a bolt, ground a flute into it, greased it up and re-tapped the taper lock. 5 min and sorted.

    Young fellow learned something and the plant is now back up and producing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
    When we were at tech, at the end of each semester, we'd go an work in various sections of the company - it was called field training.

    I recall I had to do some testing on an international submarine communications cable. I was a 17-yo first year trainee and wasn't sure of the procedure so I asked one of the qualified techs. He was not happy - "If I have to show you how to do it, I might as well do it myself!"

    Many years later, I was his supervisor.


    Of course, I wasn't there Ron, well I don't recall it, but I doubt he really, really meant it & maybe a flicker of his Trade Training flashed through his mind of his early learning days. Of course by you not asking you may have ****ed up what could have proven to be a very expensive exercise.

    Then you would have been told "Why the **** didn't you ask if you didn't know?" It's called a No Win situation.

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    The tradesman with whom I spent the vast bulk of my apprenticeship, was a top bloke and great teacher. His mantra was "I don't care now many times I have to show or tell you how to do something, but the day you tell me you know, you'd better mean it.".
    I never once saw him play a prank or make a fool of anyone, he was patient and willing to share his knowledge and experience.
    He did once send me to the store for a can of compression powder, to get a knackered engine running.
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    Did he ever send you to the store for a 'long wait/weight'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    Did he ever send you to the store for a 'long wait/weight'?
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    Or striped paint!
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    Or a can of sparks for the bench grinder. They never tried it on me, farm boys were a bit ahead of tricks like that!

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    A bucket of steam, or a bubble for a spirit level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    A bucket of steam, or a bubble for a spirit level.
    Ah, those bloody spirit levels! My late father had me bluffed with them when I was still little. "Don't break that level or the spirt will chase you around"!

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