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steven redlon

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Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

The automotive business is no longer a professional repair business, what it has become is a retail business. You upsell additional services at a cost, in order to generate more ...

4 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

Hey read this http://www.normantaylor.com/mechanics_flat_rate_pay_system.html

4 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

This is why I left the damn dealerships.

4 years ago
Job > Automotive Mechanic

Automotive Mechanic

I was tired of all this BS corporate freakin flate rate crap to. However I loved being a technician, so I just went and worked for myself. I have a couple good customers and ...

4 years ago
Job > Automotive Mechanic

Show me the money...

Go work for yourself

4 years ago
Job > Security Officer

Security in Florida is a joke

Florida sucks, thats why I moved

4 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

I myself had enough, and I am a guy who really used to love cars. I am moving on to a service writer position myself, but as a former tech, I realize the importance of keeping ...

5 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

I think it is the enviorment of big automotive groups that cause most of these complaints. Big businees groups go into it with the sole purpose of making money. Like all other ...

5 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

You make a good point about how positive attitude can change your enviorment. I think most of these complaints are coming from domestic dealer techs, in which case you have to see ...

5 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

The domestic auto makers are a bad bet right now. How do you think you guys would do with an Asian import brand? Until flat rate goes away, the automotive service industry will ...

5 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

With domestic car companies in trouble, and flate rate making it harder to make a living doing this, the future in this industry is really shaky. It is a hard decision to make ...

5 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

Watch out for IT careers because they can be sent overseas. The good thing about your decision is that with computer and web design training, you may be able to launch your own ...

5 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

Greetings my fellow technicians. I for the most part still enjoy working on cars. What I dont enjoy is the politics of big automotive groups. The bickering, backstabbing ...

5 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

People in comissioned sales positions really dont have a fighting chance. Flate rate is an old pay plan that was started way back during the war factories and it no longer works in ...

5 years ago
General > Career Advice

Two Year Degree and can't get a decent job with it

Associate degrees will get your foot in the door when it comes to trades, nursing degrees, and law enforcement jobs. Four year degrees wiil get you a 50,000 dollar student loan ...

5 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

I work on import cars and find it too be a lot better then the domestics. I have a nice home, a savings account, and 2 decent cars. I am by no means rich, and my wife does have a ...

5 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

I have started writing automotive articles for a local newspaper. My first article gets published March 11th. Although this is not a paid position at this time, I am building ...

5 years ago
General > Career Advice

Two Year Degree and can't get a decent job with it

The only thing I have to say my friend is; HIRE VETERANS FIRST. I myself is a veteran, and hate it too see this situation. I own a blog called leftfromcenter.com, and would like to ...

6 years ago
General > Career Advice

Two Year Degree and can't get a decent job with it

If you dont have a trade, go into medical field. Otherwise college is a waste of time. The degree fields ar flooded, and unless you got to college for something very specific, that ...

6 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

Hey Matt, I got screwed alot in Fl. Myself. I moved, however I am looking for a small family owned shop too work at. thing were good here in VA, until all the politics started. I ...

6 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

I have always made a decent living working on cars, especially Honda's. Career's have good points and bad points. There is no perfect job. I recently read an article where an MIT ...

6 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

If you truly love cars, then consider the business side of the industry. Dealerships have pc support staff, as well a service managers, service writers, and sales managers. I f you ...

6 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

Hello, being a technician is not a bad career. Different places offer different pay scales. Like the dealership is flate rate based, meaning that you get paid for what you do, not ...

6 years ago
General > Career Advice

Two Year Degree and can't get a decent job with it

Relocating maybe an option. In this current market, research where the jobs still maybe. It is tough out there right now, and you know maybe college is not the answer anymore. So ...

6 years ago
General > Career Advice

Two Year Degree and can't get a decent job with it

Well , Ithink the first you should do is think positive. I know it is hard to do, when your dream of going to college failed, but think about all the skills you do have? Can you ...

6 years ago
General > Career Advice

Two Year Degree and can't get a decent job with it

You should have went to school to be a technician, or something in the medical field. About the only 4 year degree that will still guarantee you a job, is either something medical ...

6 years ago
General > Career Advice 6 years ago
General > Career Advice

Two Year Degree and can't get a decent job with it

I am glad to see all of these complaints.(Hold on, I am going to make a point). It is time colleges learn a valuable lesson. Tuition increases and never deacreases. The Ivy League ...

6 years ago
General > Career Advice

Two Year Degree and can't get a decent job with it

You make a very valid point. 2 year tech training is the way to go. Learn to be a nurse, a plumber, a firemen, mechanic. Those are where the jobs are at. And as an certified auto ...

6 years ago
General > Career Advice

Two Year Degree and can't get a decent job with it

I moved out of Florida because of their attitude towards young working people. In my expirence, sometimes relocating helps. I think college degrees are good if you go for the right ...

6 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

To sum it up for you, in dealerships you have alot of politics. Guys argue with each other over jobs, as a new graduate you will probably get the shortest end of the stick their is ...

6 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

It really is not a bad career.What makes it tough is the industry relies on the health of the economy. Also flate rate at times can be unstable as well. I had made a decision to go ...

6 years ago
General > Career Advice

Two Year Degree and can't get a decent job with it

There are surely no gurantees in life. If you want a gurantee, then go into the allied health professions. It is by no means easy at this current time to get a job, especially ...

6 years ago
General > Career Advice

Two Year Degree and can't get a decent job with it

Starting a business is not impossible. I think it takes alot of research, a passion for it is you want to do, and you cant be afraid to fail. There are no easy answers, me ...

6 years ago
General > Career Advice

Two Year Degree and can't get a decent job with it

The Medical Field is the best option for some. But if you have no interest in science, then you have to realize that in all professions, there is a starting salary. If it makes you ...

6 years ago
Job > Automotive Technician

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAINS DONT GET PAID WELL !

It is called invisible writing, and it is very easy to do when writing on your computer. Did you know that? Probably not.

6 years ago