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Since I graduated in October, I've been searching for a job. Of course, the automotive industry is in the hole right now so of course, jobs are scarce. Though it's frustrating, I understand why It's been so hard to find a job.

But, as if this wasn't frustrating enough, I've got this problem. A Ford dealership whose name will go unmentioned may have an opening. I had been in touch with him before and he said that he's waiting to take on business from another dealership that recently closed. So I was checking up periodically. On Friday, I gave him a call asking if there was anything new and he asked me if I've done anything with automatic transmissions at school.

I said yes.

He then proceeded to tell me about how his transmission guy is injured, and can't do much work himself now because of it. So, he needs someone to work with the transmission guy to help him fix the transmissions and basically have the transmission specialist teach them as much as he can.

So, it would be a great learning experience for me, and not only would I finally have a job, but I'd get my foot in the door with Ford. He tells me that he's gonna talk to the the transmission guy on Monday and then give me a call to tell me what's going on.

Monday comes. No call. I wait. I wait until 3 o'clock. No call. So I try calling him. No answer. So I wait a half hour, call again, no answer, so I leave a message with my cell phone number (even though I already gave it to him) and tell him that he can call me any time after 12 Tuesday and any time at all Wednesday. Tuesday, no call. So now we get to today. Still no call. So I try calling him. No answer. So, I'll continue to periodically call and maybe someone will actually answer the God Damn phone.

It irritates me so much when someone says that they'll call and they don't call, no matter what the situation, let alone something like this.
 

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Calling and calling and calling and calling is a turn off. Maybe he has now new information. He may be too busy to call and tell you that.
 

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That sucks, I hoping by the beginning of 2012 (when I will be out looking for a job) that the market will be better...luckily there are always teaching positions :)
 

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Calling doesn't work.

Go in there in person and wait for him to see you. I've had to do that before, and it's worth it.
 

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Calling doesn't work.

Go in there in person and wait for him to see you. I've had to do that before, and it's worth it.
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I've already talked to him in person twice on earlier occasions. I didn't see a need to do it again.
 

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That's where you are wrong. Earlier occasions just to get a feel/talk in person is one thing. He's offering you a job. You're trying to call back. He's not picking up.


GO TO THE SHOP.

In person shows commitment and the want to be a part of the company. Phone is just an easy way around it.

This applies to all jobs, from the high end professionals to the low end workers of retail and fast food...

Don't let your ego or stubbornness get in the way.

You want the job? Then work your ass off for it and do what it takes.

If you don't, then stop phoning the guy expecting him to return your calls
 

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:werd: with Kal.
Could be he's on vacation or out ill. :)
 

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I agree with going in and seeing if hes there, when I was looking for a job out of uti, I went to the ford dealer where both myself and my family has buying from since the 1950's/60's and I talked to the service manager there who lead me up to the owner and after talking for about a half hour and him going over my career portfolio that I had put together he hired me with no ads in the paper at all. All the advise I can give you is to dress as a professional and act as a professional and try not to be too pushy, but at the same time show that you are very interested in the job and Good Luck!!!
 

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maybe they already fixed all the used ones...it wouldnt surprise me. A friend of mine works at a ford dealer and he said they are so slow and that they have kept busy by cleaning everything including the filters in the air conditioners on roof and the shop is so spottless that you could eat off of it.
 

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I work at an indy shop. We are busy..... 10 hours a day for the past 4-5 months. Today was actually the first day we were done by noon. :noes: im gettin skeered.
 

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That's because all your customers are in the Maintenance & Repair forum asking questions about why the heater isn't working right and what that squeaking noise under the hood is.
 

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A lot of people are moving here from the northeast becouse of the job market. We still have a strong job market here in Austin, but it has also slowed down from last summer, we're just about to see another 1500-3000 new jobs created here soon. We always need mechanics down here since we keep our cars longer in the south, they don't rust into pieces. One has to be very assertive in this job market regardless of where you are looking, and right now isn't a good time for a career change, employers have a big selection of experianced applicants. I just recently changed jobs, it only took me a week to get hired after giving notice at my last employer, although I'm over-qualified for my new position.
 

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I'm told that Alberta actually has a labor shortage. It was a couple months ago, but I heard that fast-food jobs were paying $15 an hour.

That's because all your customers are in the Maintenance & Repair forum asking questions about why the heater isn't working right and what that squeaking noise under the hood is.
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That's because all your customers are in the Maintenance & Repair forum asking questions about why the heater isn't working right and what that squeaking noise under the hood is.
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[insert joke about CPS]

Better edit that out so I dont have the problem.
 
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