|03-29-2017 11:38 PM|
|tech69||don't feel so bad. I went to work today and a guy had 5 cars in the building, as if the stalls aren't enough, he had 3 in the aisle blocking everyone else in or out. I was pissed at the selfishness and couldn't work on nothing for like 25 minutes, til I decided to block him in. hahahaha|
|03-23-2017 09:33 AM|
|PHWOARchild||Fixing cars, it gets hard to find a good shop where everything clicks, or is at least tolerable enough for you to show up every day. This is the same at every job really. I'm struggling now where I work and it may be time for a change of scenery.|
|02-26-2017 06:39 PM|
Dealing with shop mis-management
[/I]Good for you!! Never been in the shop situation, my area of expertise was in aviation. 50 plus years, military and civilian. Same situations exist. After retiring from the Air Force, I was hired by a Government contractor. First boss was great. Moved to another location, (more $$) boss could squeeze a Nickle so hard you could hear the Buffalo fart. Transferred again, this boss was worse. Came back to the States and stayed with the same company, new boss, whole new game. Had every thing we needed to do the job. No Nickle squeezing. Stayed there for 11 years. You can do it.
|02-26-2017 07:49 AM|
|02-26-2017 06:12 AM|
I'll update this. Shop manager was fired almost 2 months ago and I have been in training to take over the position and do it correctly. Shop is getting a refurbishment with the rest of the equipment ( will be ALL brand new or less than year old ). At the end of all that, were having a re grand opening, so expectations will be high..
Ontop of that, I'm also working part time for now in my free time at a used car dealer wrenching on cars. I've known the owner for ages and his normal mechanic has some medical issues now so he needed help and called me
|07-11-2016 05:27 PM|
|PHWOARchild||If the other shop is good, start low and work yourself up. Anyone that is good at alignments is in good demand. But that's up to you and some guys in shops that are in a skilled position tend to protect themselves from newcomers.|
|07-11-2016 09:03 AM|
|matt167||Yup, I'm in the job market. Just looking for the right opportunity that points me in the right direction. For the time being, my job is secure enough so that as long as I can bear it I can look for the right job. I interviewed for another tire/ alignment shop and was offered a job as a tire tech, but turned the job down because it wasn't significantly better than what I've got. more of the same really.. I don't want to change jobs more than once or I would have just taken it. I'd rather actually turn wrenches rather than spin a tire machine. I think I need the challenge and non representativeness..|
|07-11-2016 06:49 AM|
Some shops are like this and it keeps chugging along making enough $$ somehow to cover up all the issues. As long as there is a decent profit, nothing will change.
|07-09-2016 05:03 PM|
|NEW INTERIORS||I'm afraid if your waiting for the company to changes, You may be waiting for a long time... YOU have to do what's best for YOU !!! Move on !!!!|
|07-09-2016 03:38 PM|
There are only a few choices when you are working in a place that is dangerously mismanaged.
Man up and keep your mouth shut, take on the boss by going over his head, call in the state for a safety inspection, or leave. I tried for two years straight to get a place I worked at to fix problems - and I approached them with the concern and at least one fix for it. I went to every safety meeting and expressed my concerns and offered solutions. After two years I called the state. The state came in and found a lot more than I reported and told them they had 30 days to fix it or there would be fines - BIG fines. So I became the guy that was trying to close down the business, and cost everyone their jobs. I ended up leaving after a year.
What you do is up to you...
|07-09-2016 11:41 AM|
Thought I would post a photo of me and my co-workers.
|07-09-2016 11:05 AM|
|07-09-2016 07:30 AM|
|06-09-2016 05:57 AM|
|matt167||I know. I have to drive an hr to work, and there is another city 45 mins in the opposite direction of my house with good opportunities, so it shouldn't have an effect.|
|06-08-2016 05:58 AM|
I worked in a pretty bad shop years ago, they had some good mechanics but also some bad ones and a general high turnover of employees. The place had a bad rep, today the shop is long gone. Like your shop, they had a upper management problem.
But, when I applied for jobs in other shops, the stink followed me. I eventually got into something else and never looked back.
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