Flat rate would probably be OK if you have a ton of experience. If you dont, prepare to starve to death. Management will micromanage you do to death, and pay less experienced guys more money if they like them. Your pay is not only at the mercy of how fast you can beat the clock, but management as well. Watched as a guy that had been at the building since 1976 got 20 hours a week because he could not learn how to use a computer. But any older vehicles they automatcallyput him on,because he was the only one that knew them well and he did it right the first time. Seems wrong. As a tech, you also have to go get parts, which hurts your time on flat rate, because they could care less, and may not even acknowledge you at all, at least until they are done texting or talking on the phone. I tried to clean up to stay busy and got told I wasn't getting paid to clean up. Give me something to do then!! Couldn't get out of there fast enough!!