• July 2, 2018 at 1:58 pm#65606
    Tom Ham
    Participant

    Not a simple issue, but does the solution always have to be complex?

    Why not outbid all the other shops who are looking, then do what you need to do with your estimates to cover it?

    Include your plan in your ads. Few are going to follow you, anyway.

    If you are not sold on the idea, tell me why this won’t work.

    Tom - Shop Owner since 1978

    July 3, 2018 at 2:34 pm#75159
    andyr
    Participant

    I think you would end up with a person who was only interested in the money. If a better offer came along he/she would leave and then you would have to offer more money.

     

    Also, how long do you think it would take your existing employees to find out about  your hiring practices and start asking for more money.We all know that a good tech can pretty much name his price, so you run the risk of alienating your crew and losing loyal employees.

     

    July 4, 2018 at 7:35 pm#75161
    jay weckerle
    Participant

    A technician is a marketable commodity. An old guy that worked for me once said, ‘ there are two kinds of salesmen, the kind that sell on price and the kind that make money. If you can’t pay good technicians, get a better salesman not cheaper techs.

     

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