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How people view us craftsman now!

Think first!

Work ethics over the years seem to pays little reward from people which don’t value English heritage skills any longer.


A giant ship’s engine broke down and no one could repair it, so they took it to a Mechanical Engineer with over 40 years of experience.

He inspected the engine very carefully, from top to bottom. After seeing everything, the engineer unloaded the bag and pulled out a small hammer.

He knocked something gently. Soon, the engine came to life again. The engine has been fixed!

7 days later the engineer mentioned that the total cost of repairing the giant ship was

£ 10,000 to the ship owner

“What ?!” said the owner.

“You did almost nothing. Give us a detailed bill.”

The answer is simple:

Tap with a hammer: £ 2

Know where to knock & how much to knock: £ 9,998

Lessons to Learn

The importance of appreciating one’s expertise and experience …

The words “it’s easy” and “that’s all”, should be set aside. Why? Because maybe the experience is the result of struggles, experiments and even tears.

Like above:

(If I can finish a job in a day, it’s because I spent 40 years learning how to do it in a day. You paid me for those 40 years of experience not just 1 day).

The sentence reminds me of someone’s advice on respecting and wisely respecting the work of others.

I have learned to see people …

When they do not respect others, at the same time the worker has humbled himself.

Expertise and experience, that’s expensive.

Unfortunately, people today look down on it.