I think most of all we need to change the image. Most people still think of techs as grease monkeys in a dirty job. I’l never forget one day when my high school guidance counselor walked into our shop and was staring at me. I smiled and asked him what he was looking at. He asked how I worked on a car in a white shirt. I was dressed in Khakis, a white shirt, and rubber gloves. I told him…Read More
Yes, I hear you to find the gearheads. One of the major issues is kids don’t work on cars with their dads anymore. They’re too complicated to work on at home therefore kids don’t get the opportunity as much to experience it.
Actually Joe we’re not getting off track. People always like to complain about things when when asked to present a viable solution they either don’t want to or can’t. Your numbers sound good when you look at them. However here’s a few discrepancies.
- You Figure 52 weeks a year at 50 hours a week. I know I take vacations to recharge and so do my employees. So recalculate to 49 or 50…
Joe Henry, Respectfully I’d like to ask a few questions and make a few comments in a effort of conversation. I’m curious as to who you are or your credentials of writing articles and such on the automotive industry? One thing I’m always curious about is when people throw our hard numbers such as $50k or $100k a year….. These numbers will vary dramatically based on your area and cost…Read More
This is a subject that we all should be thinking about but not a select few will be able to accomplish a solution. I had a first had account of this. I hired a high school kid, he worked for us a couple of summers and eventually just left to become a electrician. We talked a while on this. I really wanted him to follow his heart. People do what they do for different reasons. He’s going…Read More
Yes he’s definately worth $75k given a few things. You say 50 hrs a week. Is that 50 real hours or 50 fictional hours. I’ve hear of shops paying a hour for a oil change, 2 hours to put front brakes in, 2 hrs for diagnosis and billing $50. I think you get my point. Hours is unit of measurement we use to simplify the process and make it easy to manage regularly as our shop management system…Read More
3 bays per tech here. One light duty guy has 2…..We may add another tech and 3 more will only have 2 bays.
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I dislike the acl….mainly for 2 reasons. Crashes if you happen to scroll with your mouse and needs to be downloaded and set up with each computer in Mitchell. Everyother one we use it’s turn it on and go. World pac is Ok….but could be a bit faster.
We looked at they’re report pro and decided against it. I really liked the look of the custom invoices and thought it would be nice to just buy plain paper instead of getting preprinted invoices. We decided against it for 2 main reasons. 1- The invoices get really long if you add coupons on them….some as much as 4 pages….the other is you can’t print directly out of Mitchell. You need…Read More
I think it’s fairly decent software. They are full of empty promises. If they tell you that they’ll have something out in the next 6 months figure at least 5 years. We plan to keep using it. Whenever they make changes there’s glitches and problems.