eBay is looking for the super screwdriver: master mechanic Sarah Dittmar
Found my dream job at the age of twelve
Sarah Dittmar looked over her father’s shoulder at an early age and changed her first tire herself as a teenager. By the time she was twelve, she knew: “I’m going to be a mechatronics technician.” Without the support of her parents, however, she would hardly have had the patience to fight her way through to an apprenticeship. Because: Countless applications went unanswered, and in a personal interview she was rejected without even looking at the application folder.
“More power doesn’t make men better screwdrivers!”
Sarah rejects the convention of women’s and men’s jobs, which is outdated and short-sighted. In the workshop in particular, it is the result alone that counts. This is also her guiding principle at “eBay sucht den Superschrauber”, where the 33-year-old helps out and judges the work of the opponents as a juror. “Good work knows no gender,” she says. Therefore, envy is often the reason for everyday smug comments, for example when she replaces a tightly installed cabin air filter faster than her colleagues. Or disassemble less to access hidden screws.