Data beam received, will make it to Friday


Getting up at 4AM to be on time for your 1st shift has its agonies, but as any journeyperson can recall from one point of their life or another, once you coast into your momentum for the day, catch your second wind, you can reach epiphanies about the course you are charting. Keeping the apprenticeship tradition afloat during the COVID tsunami — I have already explicated the agony. But by the end of our last class, I started falling into the Goldilocks Zone.

Workers seek to improve their skills. To minimize unskilled labor. To provide for their families. To see how far they can go into the starry night (OT doubles after 12). My worker experiences so far with this class: after the agony, a rapturous data beam, pointing the way like a pole star, tacking towards a better quality of life.

First column: Every hand shall be in the box. Huzzah! for T. Jones, getting the high score. But that’s not how the apprenticeship tradition should be respected. K. Harris, et. al., had a lower score, but everybody on their team represented, so their team submitted the best work product. respect.

Second column: Performance spectrum among the groups. How did our group perform? What and how much could we have improved upon? Learning how to efficiently submit work product was clearly a learning curve our first time in Breakout. Let’s improve on that skill! Hopefully today, one submission only per group.

Question #5 clearly offered the most challenge for the entire class. I will begin today’s class workshopping solution strategies.

Measuring your skills objectively, learning from your mistakes, building a better mousetrap, that’s how skilled laborers live their lives. Let’s learn together. Nail penetration & Screw holes.