Originally Posted by gearheadslife
and because you have a service writers whose job is more cars in per hour, you CAN'T DO IT RIGHT.
Do it correctly, you're replaced because your not producing.
Pull short cuts 1 out of 100 might come back.. so like try'n to fight city hall, you do the job to produce and keep your job.
Why you think rotors get replaced and not turned anymore..?
You hit the nail on the head. It's just plain old GREED.
Shop owners/dealerships/companies just want more more more.
They don't want to pay their employees, they don't want to provide ANY benefits, but they want a specific volume of business done everyday.
Too many shops today cut corners and outright CHEAT the customers.
They sell work that is not necessary, and I even know about some local shops around here that remove a part, clean it, paint it black with a spray can, put it back on, and charge the customer for a new one.
It's a greedy cutthroat business. It's become a thankless business.
I was a professional mechanic for 25 years. I walked away from it because I can't accept what it has become.
We are no longer rewarded for taking pride in our work.
We are just constantly chastised because we cannot crank enough work out to meet the ridiculous goals of greedy a$$holes.
A waiter in a crappy restaraunt gets a tip once in awhile from a customer.
Nobody ever tips their mechanic.
Engineers are designing junk, because they know they won't ever have to work on any of it.
( It's okay, the overworked underpaid mechanics can deal with it. )