The position of automotive inspector requires the ability to work independently, be highly organized, and efficient with your time. The job is very enjoyable as long as you are familiar with cars and like working outdoors. I can imagine this is a much better job if you live in the South where the weather is not so extreme. Your main focus is inspecting vehicles and the term of the lease, generally at a dealership or a clients home or office. Unfortunately, there are many days when the schedule is overloaded. It seems dispatch is unaware of things like traffic, travel time, etc. This was a constant source of frustration. Also, scheduling often requires driving back and forth across town to different appointments, adding unnecessary miles and time to your schedule. You have no control over this.
The equipment you are given is far from the best. The laptops you use are old refurbished Panasonic Toughbooks that have seen better days. Mileage reimbursement is paltry. It barely covers the cost of routine maintenance. And, submitting all the forms to get paid is overly complicated and time-consuming.
The pay is not great. Raises are non-existent. And, advancement opportunities are lacking.
work from home, no office to go to; work independently
poor scheduling, poor equipment, low wages, very low mileage reimbursement