Originally Posted by mastermaybe
Well I didn't have time to digest the entire video but I will say their pointed disdain for someone simply following along on a calibration appointment to learn a little reeked of, well, guys looking to sell calibration videos.
Shadowing and on the job training is reality of professional life. I've NEVER had a problem with it in 3 major industries and I simply cannot imagine a remotely reasonable person (customer) poo pooing it when handled professionally.
More imperatively, there's absolutely no reason in the world why the customer- the first and foremost priority- should be neglected or short-changed in any way whatsoever. It can and should be an easy win-win for all concerned.
I'm not talking about dragging someone to every appointment, and it should be presented before hand of course, but it certainly shouldn't be flatly deterred in my experience/estimation.
I'm appreciative of the knowledge and insight, as always, just offering another perspective.
Hope to finish the video later, thanks for posting it.
This post demonstrates the typical, repulsive, false, sense of entitlement and resentment too common in this and many other public forums, and contemporary culture at large.. "Pointed disdain"....."reeked of, well, guys looking to sell"........"NEVER"......"cannot imagine a remotely reasonable person"....."poo pooing"......"More imperatively, there's absolutely no reason in the world"....."should be an easy win-win for all"....."certainly shouldn't be flatly deterred in my experience/estimation." You remarked that you "didn't have time to digest the entire video" yet you found the time to post drivel that wastes our time in reading it. I found it insulting. Then you attempt to cover for its rudeness by the closing two sentences. It only sounds schizophrenic and juvenile.
Any business owner has the absolute right to use whatever business model he deems appropriate for his temperament, goals, procedures, standards, and market. Knowing what I do about a certain segment of this hobbyist community, Michael and Ray would likely be inundated by inquiries from would-be tweak-geeks wanting to go along on jobs. If they gave any hint in this video interview of allowing such practice, they would never cease being approached for it. They were quite wise to squelch the issue. You are very presumptuous to question their motives or reasoning. They are completely capable of determining how much of a distraction a tag-along would be for them while endeavoring to serve their clients properly.
I know both men, but especially Michael. My respect, admiration, and gratitude have been earned by each of them. They enjoy teaching, and have demonstrated technical proficiency, plus both professional and personal generosity in this community for many years. The video series they collaborated on is worth far beyond what is being charged for it. It's practically a "steal" by any fair measure.
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