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Vacation Notice: July 6-16, 2018

Posted on June 4, 2018 by - Academy Talk

Team Samurai is taking a rare vacation together to celebrate Mother of Samurai's 80th birthday with the extended Samurai clan this July.

Our internet access will be limited and we'll be on the other side of the world from most of you, but we will check in every day to take care of student needs.

What This Means For You

The beauty of online training is that most of it happens between you and the course software, without needing us to move things along. So most of you will be unaffected by our vacation.

But there are times when it becomes interactive, such as:

  • Midterm or Final exam grading on the Fundamentals course
  • Ask the Teacher Forums questions
  • Quiz or Exam Reset Requests

We will continue to take care of those needs, but our response time will be slower than usual.

To minimize any disruption of your course progress during this vacation period of 7/6 thru 7/16, keep the following in mind:

  • Be extra careful with your second attempts on quizzes and exams, so that you are less likely to need a reset.
  • Communicate with your supervisor (if applicable) about any deadlines for your training. Let them know things might move a little more slowly that week, if you happen to need Forum questions answered or an exam graded.
  • If you are worried about your course access ending during that time or any other issues regarding keeping your progress going during that time period, contact us ahead of time and we'll help you out.

Any contact forms that are sent in will be read and responded to, it will just take longer than our usual prompt turnaround.

Thank you for your patience as we take the opportunity to celebrate a special event with our family!

MST Radio Episode 28: Selling New Appliances

Posted on March 28, 2018 by - Business Talk, MST Radio

Special guest, Justin Duby, with Just-in Time Appliance Repair in Grantspass, OR, joins us to talk about his experience selling new appliances and offer tips and advice for anyone thinking of adding this to their appliance service business.

Also, at the end of the show, we give an update on the developing Facebook data-selling debacle that's unfolding. More info on this in my blog post at Appliantology.

 

You can listen to just the audio portion of the vodcast in the player below:

MST Radio Episode 27: Online Appliance Repair Schools- the good, the bad, and the scam

Posted on March 8, 2018 by - Academy Talk, Business Talk, Career Talk, MST Radio, Tech Talk

  • We compare and contrast three online training options with the Master Samurai Tech Academy. Oh yeah, we're naming names!
  • The Master Samurai Tech Bushido (code of honor)

 

You can listen to just the audio portion of the vodcast in the player below:

MST Radio Episode 26: Repairing Electronic Control Boards

Posted on February 27, 2018 by - Business Talk, Career Talk, MST Radio, Tech Talk

The Samurai and Mrs. Samurai share some highlights from the inaugural Appliantology Peer Group meeting. One of the topics discussed was the idea of doing electronic control board repairs as part of an appliance repair business.

 

You can listen to just the audio portion of the vodcast in the player below:

MST Radio Episode 25: Sears tech attacks customer

Posted on February 23, 2018 by - Business Talk, Career Talk, MST Radio, Tech Talk

Samurai Appliance Repair Man and Mrs. Samurai suss out various angles and facets in a sensational recent news story where a Sears contractor tech attacked a customer. Lots of interesting lessons from this story for both customers and in-home service professionals.

Link to the news story: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/02/19/repairman-arrested-homeowner-attack/

 

You can listen to just the audio portion of the vodcast in the player below: