Worked at two small independent shops then switched to a larger independent collision shop. Was head painter there for 10 years. Did work for all the dealerships that were close. At one point i was the highest certified tech the GM dealership had working on their cars. ASE, ICAR, PPG, yada yada. Now im at a auto fab shop where i can take my time and there is very little pressure. Much better
Not an auto tech, but an A&P (aiframe and powerplant -aviation.) helped me put food on the table for many years, but just a hobby now. Always work on my own cars, cycles, jeeps, boats, lawn mowers, fridge, etc!
2010 JK. Rubicon Express 3.5" superflex, 35" BFG KM2s on Mickey Thompson Sidebiters, Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers, Poison Spyder rear Rockbrawler II bumper, Poison Spyder front Rockbrawler bumper with Warn M8000-S, AEV Snorkel, Spartan front locker. Oh, and tons of "Trail Tattoos!"
was ase certified... i let the certification run out... worked at the local honda dealership for just under 8 years...
was a good gig, didn't pay shit but i do miss it.
now i just do it on the side (i get to pick the mess i get in) and work on my own junk...
working on a 99 chrysler 300m right now (well not right this minute, but its tore down in the garage for headgaskets)
now, i draw medical wire for all over the us and world really...
Toyota/ASE tech (expired), spent 8 years selling tools to techs after that, now I babysit vacation & rental homes.
“Coming of age in a fascist police state will not be a barrel of fun for anybody, much less for people like me, who are not inclined to suffer Nazis gladly and feel only contempt for the cowardly flag-suckers who would gladly give up their outdated freedom to live for the mess of pottage they have been conned into believing will be freedom from fear.”
Started as a tech out of college(Denver auto/diesel)
Work at a Buick/chevy shop( good pay good place to work) owner sold, now not so much money and not a good place to work, took an offer to manage a shop for Saturn, and had a chance to design the shop, loved the place, Now Saturn is gone and do am I. Got into the operating engineers union in NYC,
my coworker here at the Cady dealership is a hardcore VW/Euro fan, don't understand why he never bothered working for a VW or Audi shop. Sure you guys stay prety busy?
Yeah we do stay busy for the most part.A new/much better owner is buying us out and hes ordered 1000 cars and they need to be prepped for sale.Ive been coming in early & staying late.Last 2 wks9I get pd bi weekly) I had 174 hrs for the 2 wks.Nice paycheck.I also get my foreman bonus each month.