Following a five year Apprenticeship and a HND in Mechanical Engineering, I have been a Fully Indentured/Qualified Engineer for over 37 years.
In that time I have seen many examples of poor or shoddy workmanship, some of which I have had to try to correct or repair, whilst I have often shared the terrors of such things with colleagues, never once did I think about publicly posting them!
I have had my fair share of errors, mishaps and failures just like everybody else, I am neither proud nor ashamed of them, but I always did my utmost to put things right, and I certainly tried to learn from and never repeat them!
It is good that your team managed to salvage things, thus preventing more terminal damage, but was your line of…
“Who did the belt last time??? I don’t know”
You could have posted your findings along with the picture and left it for people to make of it what they will!
If you can honestly say that you have never done anything, which has later failed due to something that you or your team were fully responsible for, then you have the right to criticise others, which is why I stated…
“He who never made a mistake, never made anything!”
an eloquent and well reasoned reply..but
making a mistake is one thing, that is acceptable..
but botching it together without telling the owner of the car, taking their money whilst smiling politely and lying through your teeth about the job ''having gone fine'' is not acceptable.
that implies there is a culture at that particular garage of covering things up when they go wrong, rather than taking responsibility and a financial hit.
I for one would like to know who they are so I can avoid them.
society should be a meritocracy where those that do a good job, reap the well deserved rewards and reputation.
and those that don't, ..don't
to be clear its not the actual mistake I object to, we all make them, but a good business regardless of what it is fixes its mistakes at their own cost.