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Old 11-07-2013, 02:45 AM   #1241
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Nobody works on my baby unless I'm watching. Only reason im paying them to do it is cuz my back hurts. If they don't like it there's plenty of other guys who want my money bad enough to put up with my company.
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I'm an auto technician by trade... Two of my biggest pet leaves have to do with work...

#2: when I am working on a vehicle, I don't mind if you OBSERVE from a distance. When I turn around to grab a tool from my bench and I step on your toes... You are to flippin' close! Back up because I will put my tools away and stop working until you are seated in the waiting area.

I started out in a TV shop and part of our day was doing service calls, never fail that someone would try to "help" me fix their TV or talk about things that would seriously distract me from what I was doing (working on energized electronics), "does it hurt when you get shocked?". They always got a special charge at the end!
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I'm an auto technician by trade... Two of my biggest pet leaves have to do with work...

#1: when I repair your tire, please don't ask me what was in it... There was a foreign object that punctured the tire that let air out, and unless you plan to repair it yourself, all you need to know is it's repaired.

#2: when I am working on a vehicle, I don't mind if you OBSERVE from a distance. When I turn around to grab a tool from my bench and I step on your toes... You are to flippin' close! Back up because I will put my tools away and stop working until you are seated in the waiting area.
Had many of punctured tires. Nice to know what it was to possibly know where you picked it up to avoid that area so you don't have to return to the grumpy mechanics lol.

Only reason I have my vehicles worked on is if I don't have the specialty tools to do the task. I know how "some", I said some, shade tree mechanics are and I want to b there to catch anything that might go wrong. Not directed at anyone here but it's hard to trust someone you have no idea who they are. I've seen guys **** up an oil change....
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Had many of punctured tires. Nice to know what it was to possibly know where you picked it up to avoid that area so you don't have to return to the grumpy mechanics lol.
Same here. And in the work that I used to do, it can help prevent other flat tires.

Picked up a roofing nail? Call the roofing company, "hey, y'all need to do a better job at holding onto your stray nails."

In one case, working in Atlanta Texas, I had a box of fencing staples somehow explode on my trailer. Got a flat a few days later. Yup. One of my own staples I picked up driving through town.

Tire guy says, "we're getting a ton of these."

My boss says, "take pictures to email them to me, and give my info to anyone else within the next two weeks who picks one up."

He payed for probably 40 plugged tires in the end.

He didn't have to. But if the tire guy had been a pecker about it, those folks wouldn't have been so pleased to have someone else pay to get their tires fixed.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:05 PM   #1246
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Kudos to your boss. People doing the right thing just because it's right are pretty damned rare these days.
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Kudos to your boss. People doing the right thing just because it's right are pretty damned rare these days.
He was a rare man anyway. His cousin, who he co owned the company with, was psychotic.
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Oh, that would drive me crazy. I hate working on things someone else has already taken apart
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Ah, yes! I still remember the customers who would bring me their camcorders or VCR's in pieces in a box, telling me I saved you time by taking it apart for you. What I never explained to them was that I always added an extra hour labor charge for anything brought in a box with screws rattling around in the bottom.
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Ah, yes! I still remember the customers who would bring me their camcorders or VCR's in pieces in a box, telling me I saved you time by taking it apart for you. What I never explained to them was that I always added an extra hour labor charge for anything brought in a box with screws rattling around in the bottom.
When they pick up their machine give them a plastic baggie full of random parts from a different machine (different brand too!) and tell them "I couldn't figure out where you removed these parts from so here they are".

Best do this after the bill has been settled!
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Ah, yes! I still remember the customers who would bring me their camcorders or VCR's in pieces in a box, telling me I saved you time by taking it apart for you. What I never explained to them was that I always added an extra hour labor charge for anything brought in a box with screws rattling around in the bottom.
Yes indeed, its always fun to find screws floating around in the unit. I always wanted to hand them back all apart and say I saved them $10.00 by not putting it together again!
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