Monday, September 13, 2004

Why women live longer than men

And as more men are killed by their foolish work habits, hope springs eternal for woman mechanics:
As customers, women play a significant role in the field of auto repair. While they make up just more than half of the US population, they deliver up to two-thirds of the vehicles brought in for maintenance or repair, according to Volvo.

However, the number of female technicians is another matter entirely. Out in the shop or up front where they could work as service writers or as service managers, women are significantly underrepresented in the field. “I think this is because [car repair] has never been considered a woman's field, but that is changing,” says Jennifer Tio, president of the Car Care Council's Women's Board.

-- Auto Repair Needs More Women
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[Image from Roberta of West Virginia]


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