Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Royalton,Ohio
Drives: 12 SEL 201a
Rep Power: 15
Agreed....but also keep in mind that the more an entry level mechanic starts out at inflates the Master mechs. at the end of the line. That being said, is how quite a bit of techs go to either end of the spectrum...out or up.
I am not arguing the fact that it is a low wage to begin, but, there are consequences to starting out at a higher rate. Most enrty level techs get the beginners tasks of oil changes,battery services,tire rotations,regular shop maintenance, until either work ethic is proven or simply experience comes into play.
It is a catch22 if you will=wont get the pay without the experience, but wont stick around for the experience because the pay has deemed it unworthy.
Spent many years struggling, trying to make it, sometimes didn't, before I was able to get ahead of the game.
Believe me, I feel your pain. This is why a lot of younger people don't want mechanical type jobs anymore, we are a dying breed. But, the upside to that is that we are becoming a higher demand needed force, so, we can call more shots than before when 500 people, with the same experience, were at our heels waiting to jump in.
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