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Old 02-15-2013, 07:14 AM   #21 (permalink)
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It's not a good time for any field, and skilled and unskilled auto techs alike are feeling the heat. Most customers can't afford anything but regular maintenance, which is not profitable for the shop, so you have a lot of experienced guys with $50K + invested in their tools doing oil changes and tire rotations all day. If you're on flat-rate (commission) this means you hustle for 8-9 hours and get paid for 6-7, making much less than your hourly rate. It's very frustrating for everyone. Plus factor in that there is less easy, profitable long-term maintenance work necessary for vehicles (spark plugs, drive belts, etc) and it just seems to get tougher. After 2 years as a tech myself I'm starting to suspect that employers really just want a bunch of low-paid parts changers and believe that cars diagnose and fix themselves. Not a good time to be going into this field.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:16 AM   #22 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=The White Falcon;1735381]That's why I bought a Taurus. Gas is going to be too pricey to drive the F-250 anymore.
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Tell me about it, I use my 250 as my dd, fill up twice a week @ $75 a pop...
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:42 AM   #23 (permalink)
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That's why I bought a Taurus. Gas is going to be too pricey to drive the F-250 anymore.
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Tell me about it, I use my 250 as my dd, fill up twice a week @ $75 a pop...
I wish it cost me $75 to fill up that truck. Dual tanks ended up pushing it to over $100 most times. At least I drive so little it was only once every three weeks...unless I went somewhere, in which case the gas disappeared.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:56 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I would imagine the wage is different for chain shops (Goodyear, Tires Plus, etc.) than it is for a family owned/mom and pop shop.
Lol I said the exact same thing on the first page of this thread...why did you copy it...
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Lol I said the exact same thing on the first page of this thread...why did you copy it...
Because he's a spammer who drives a 'dfsgfh". I'll report him.
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I figured as much. He only has 6 total posts and two of them are exactly the same for different threads lol.
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