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#1 rcm

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 11:13 PM

Well my wife got informed instead of a bonus all with have their hours cut to 32 hours.
Really good at christmas time but grateful for   the job.Wondering If anybody else getting hit.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 04:59 AM

We just laid off seven people.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 06:34 AM

layoffs here too in DC-northern VA.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 08:15 AM

I've been fortunate that I'm getting to work unlimited hours. I average between 60 to 72 hours a week. It's tough some days but I'm going to get it while it's available. I expect work to taper off to about 40 - 48 hours by middle Spring then it'll pick back up around September.
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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:27 AM

It is obvious that it is bad elsewhere.Dan you are working the life  away from playing with cars.
But look at the money you will have. :D

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:49 PM

I will be back in the game one day. The sooner the better.
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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:51 PM

Well this is the first paycheck of the cut hours for the wife.
But not as bad as we first thought.But my work is slow.Not the first time..

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

What we have created is a whole welfare mentality culture that dragging the USA through the muck right now. The taxes, the debt and these wasteful programs are an anchor on everyone who works. Sorry to hear about the cut hours, just happy the job was not cut completely.

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 04:49 PM

I'm working 40 hrs at a welding shop and my soon to be wife is a rn . Up here in western mass

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:47 AM

This is an older thread but wanted to say the wife has been busy for 2017.My shop last year was slammed and did very well but just about killed me ,so this year I have taken it easier and still doing good.I am just saying guys chasing the dollar more than a living don't seem worth it in the long run.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:46 PM

Word!  I work with a lot of guys at work at least 5 12hr shifts (4 is the norm) and many time 6. I understand several are trying to do good for their children etc but what is the point when you miss them grow up?
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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:48 AM

i agree ^^^ i have a friend that is a mechanic for ford. but when he gets home he works on 1 car a night and tries for 3 on the weekends.
yes he has a ton of money BUT when you visit him he is working the whole time and not really that much fun. known him my whole life.
he is very Frugal. does not seem to have a lot. but paid cash for all that he owns including his house (350K) and has not debt.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:56 AM

My shop was open 6days a week then come home to rebuild  hot rods on top of that for 15 years.I missed some of my baby girls growing now she is 19.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:50 PM

Well guys I retired from wrenching for a living for the past 34 years.30 years of that was my own shop.We moved to a new house,New town in the hill country.Looking for some part time work but enjoying the air.

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:11 PM

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Well guys I retired from wrenching for a living for the past 34 years.30 years of that was my own shop.We moved to a new house,New town in the hill country.Looking for some part time work but enjoying the air.

Enjoy the slower pace but don't ever stop.  Living in Florida at a dealership I saw so many retirees go downhill quickly after only a couple of years.  You start loosing your mind!
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Posted 01 May 2018 - 03:08 PM

Actually the past two days i have replaced alternator ,front brakes on a nissan frontier and today cleaning a shop and repaired a mower.I kinda do free lance work now.Fews hours here and there.Besides these damn quest cars keep you busy!!!

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 07:33 AM

nice to work at your own pace.

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 10:49 AM

Money pit of love these cars are for sure.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 10:50 AM

Being a tech I understand how you felt about the hours and money. I'm 33, work 5-6 13 hour shifts a week and make great money doing it. But it kills my body. I don't do side work at all. I only work on my girlfriends car or my own. My friend is the same age at another dealership in their used car department and he does a lot of side work on his off time yet I still make more than he does (I'm a tech at a Buick/GMC dealer). He is always tired and doesn't have much free time. I hope he can just get a higher flat rate wage and not have to do side jobs for extra saving money.

I wish I could open my own shop but I hate dealing with customers. I congratulate you on your retirement, it is a point that I am strongly working towards on my own. Maybe I'll message you one day about shop ownership and your experiences with it. Just don't kill yourself with side jobs, enjoy your free time.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:11 PM

I have been working for my brother past two weeks just helping him out and I tell i wouldn't go back full time.I am 52 and I can tell you I was fine at your age.When i got to about 41 it was taking a toll on me.Ten more years i stayed with it.But I would now rather enjoy life better.The kiddo is gone and we are empty nesters hence the new house.I will say in my situation i answered the phone,parts,did the wrenching and whatever else.Dealing with customers does take patience and will stress you.But I do encourage anybody to take a chance on sole proprietorship.




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