What to do with the Old guy??
I have a 18 year veteran in the shop. Through the years he has been a big assett to my shop and to the dealership. He is a wiz at gear work, diff’s, manual trans, ect…
In the last few years his flat rate hours have been on a steady decline. His average is now 18 hours/wk. I have talked with him, pushed him, even put him on a pay schedule that could show him a major increase in his pay, if he would turn more hours.
Nothing I have done has helped. Every payday he throws a fit about not making enough, but still no more hours. “Can’t pay my *&^% bills on this”, blah, blah, blah yall have all heard it!
My question is, what do you do about a veteran in this position? Any ideas out there? I could put him on a salary, if he where a drivability tech, but he’s not. He’s a good a/b line tech according to what he is working on. Has a “no big deal” attitude that is getting worse and yes my stress level is starting to build.
Any ideas would help!