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My Journey Toward Car Literacy

 I Married A Car Guy: My Journey Toward Car Literacy

 Welcome to the non-automotive automotive blog. My name is Debbie Nol, and I have been the Business Manager at Arie Nol Auto Center since 2000. I have a unique perspective, as I am not a ‘car person’ but work in an industry filled with people passionate about vehicles. It gives me the ability to share what I’ve learned over 20 years and hopefully help you navigate the world of car repair and maintenance more comfortably. However, posts will not always be vehicle related. I love to share observations and story’s from ‘auto world’ with shoes and cats thrown in for good measure.

I’m glad you’re here, and I look forward to you getting to know us a little bit better through this blog!

Moving on to the next stage

Moving on to the next stage

When I started working here sixteen years ago, our kids were young. As with many small, family-owned business’, the kids did a lot of the behind the scenes things. Take out trash, clean floors, stock shelves, etc.

As they got older, they still did these things but they also worked in the office and helped with customer service. Then they started college and their own careers. Two of them are in totally different businesses and, as many of you know, our youngest, Cameron, is one of the service advisors in the front office.

Just when we were trying to figure out what our next step was to fill the now open position, we found out that Luke was looking for a job. He attended the same high school our kids did and we knew his parents. He started working for us a couple of years ago and left at the beginning of this summer for a full-time position elsewhere.

Moving on to the next stage 2

His job description we joking referred to as our ‘minion’. He painted walls, cleaned bays, helped me clean out storage spaces and had to tell Cameron a ‘joke of the day’ when he came in after school. He was the person climbing up on the ladder on the cold, snowy, blustery days changing the quote on the sign.

He graduated from high school this past spring and is leaving for the Marines soon. We went to his graduation open house/goodbye party recently. We are grateful we had the opportunity to offer this young man his first job and thankful for all his hard work. We are also filled with respect at his choice for the next step in his life. Thanks, Luke, and we wish you the best in the future!

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