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  • Goober – The good news is that he wasn’t here very long…

    Posted by Tom Ham on June 11, 2013 at 6:35 am

    He said he was certified – he wasn’t.

    He said he could diagnose – he couldn’t.

    He did manage to significantly disassemble several cars the day before he didn’t show up.

    The other cars he worked on continue to trickle back in with a variety of issues.

    Fortunately, there aren’t that many…partially because he wasn’t here very long and partially because he was about half as efficient as he said he was….a blessing in disguise.
    Joe Mazur replied 9 years ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • shutterspeed

    June 11, 2013 at 8:08 am

    That’s tough! 

    Did you check his references before hiring him? 
  • larrybloodworth

    June 17, 2013 at 11:27 am

    We’re a transmission shop and don’t do general repairs.  We run into the same thing when R&R guys masquade as a rebuilder.  They flush themselves out pretty quick.

  • Joe Mazur

    June 18, 2013 at 7:53 am

    We just experience that also with a new hire. ASE Master, lots of experience, but no motivation, and he was obviously much better at taking tests than doing the actual work. 

    I have actually weeded out several “drivability” techs by asking them to explain how an egr system works and what its purpose is. It is great to see the “deer in the headlights” look, and then hear this supposed “expert” try to stumble his way through and explanation. 
    The old motto holds true here” Hire slow, fire fast!