Magazine article Working Mother

She's a Fixer!

Magazine article Working Mother

She's a Fixer!

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Jamie Bullis is lead technician for Firestone complete Auto care in minnetonka, mn. her husband, Zackary, also works for Firestone, and their son, ethan (above), is 2. Among several honors, jamie was the 2014 Automotive Service excellence (ASe) technician of the year (the second woman to win this in 30 years).

Q: Describe your job.

A: I open the store five days a week by 7 a.m. then i do everything from a simple oil change or tire rotation to a big transmission replacement. i also work with the newer techs in our store, offering advice and guidance so they can build their skills-just like someone once did for me.

Q: What's it like working in this male-dominated industry?

A: I'm the only woman in our shop, but i've had incredible support from my co-workers, who respect me and know i'm there to do what i can to make us better as a team. Sometimes customers aren't so accepting of women technicians-a man once didn't want me to put on his new tires. …

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