Monday Morning Chat: Five minutes with Jacob Baron, retail service specialist at O’Reilly Auto Parts
October 14, 2012
Hometown: “Craig is my hometown, but I was born in Wheat Ridge. Lived there until I was about 5. Then I've been back and forth between Denver.”
Job title: Retail service specialist at O'Reilly Auto Parts
How long have you been working here: "About a year and a half. I also work at Conoco as a mechanic there and I go to school for automotive."
How did you get started at your job: "I started working here because I needed a job so my parents wouldn't kick me out. But I also work here because of all the automotive stuff I do."
Motto or outlook on life: "I live my life on books about philosophy."
Favorite thing about living in NW Colorado: "It's not the end of the world, but you can see it from here."
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Favorite local restaurant: "Los Jilbertos. That place is awesome."
Improvement to Craig you'd like to see: "I'd like to see the oil production go up. About 3 and a half years ago, Craig was supposed to boom huge because of all the oil fields around here. Some governor cut that off."
Favorite band or musician: "Type O Negative"
Favorite movie: "Pay It Forward"
Pet peeve: "Miserable people"
Strangest thing you've found working on a car: "Mechanics mistakes. I found a few mice in an air box once. I found a pair of vice grips clamping the brake lines shut. Bolts missing."
Do you have a dream car: "Yeah I'm working on one right now. '73 Ford F100."