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Tanner Instructor Wellford, South Carolina Posted   Latest  

I know this is something that has been discussed before and I also understand its sort of a hotbed topic when discussing help wanted ad's but I thought some of you may find this article interesting.

I have a personal experience with this from just a couple years ago right before I moved down to SC. I stopped and talked with several shops that were hiring in areas that I was looking to move to. True to form I tried not to ask about salary and prove I was interested in more than just money. One in particular called me a couple months after I stopped in and wanted to offer me a job. At that point I asked what he could offer. The offer made was $12/hour. I made more than that when I was in high school as an intern. I felt insulted to say the least and it really made me question that persons business. I politely declined and hung up immediately.

What's the point to me telling you this prior to reading this article? Well I feel this situation could have been avoided by having a pay range listed in the help wanted ad. I probably wouldn't view the shop as poorly as I did and the awkwardness of trying to be polite after an offer like that would have been avoided.

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Matthew Mobile Technician
Bartlett, Illinois
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My colleagues and I have been working on a standard form for potential employers to fill out for job postings at our community college. It is to serve two purposes overall. One is to prevent our students from wasting time on interviews at shops that do not have much to offer. This is simply because we have more job openings offered than students to fill them. The other point of it was to make…

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Tanner Instructor
Wellford, South Carolina
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That sounds like an awesome plan! NC has an apprenticeship program set up that is similar. There is required pay and a guideline that shops have to follow.

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Brian Diagnostician
Seneca, South Carolina
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Do you have more details or a link to the NC guidelines?

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Tanner Instructor
Wellford, South Carolina
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Information and contacts for further information on the NC apprenticeship program can be found here: igonc​.​com/igonc-seeks-hi… autobodynews​.​com/index​.​php/sout…

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Gail Technician
Garner, North Carolina
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News to me. Lived in NC since 1996.

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Tanner Instructor
Wellford, South Carolina
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Gail, the program is new this year so that may be why you hadn't heard of it until now.

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Marek Technician
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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the training at dealers must not be all that great in Chicago area because i keep getting all their customers with drivabilty and electrical problems with a nice big list of an estimate of what needs to be replaced instead of actually pinpointing the problem. seems to me dealers today around the area are either training parts changers or hiring parts changers

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John Owner
Huntington Beach, California
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Hello fellow Diag​.​Net team members. I'm working on a project that fits this thread. See some of the work at autotalentco-op​.​org/career-paths-a… The work is far from complete and I look forward to feedback.

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Rudy Technician
Montebello, California
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Almost all other industries post offered salaries, but not automotive. That always struck me as odd. FWIW dealers and high end shops are offering $75k-$140K here in Southern CA.(for CMAT) and in some places around the country. Ive never seen that in my 22 years. Looks like the tech shortage is real.

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Matthew Mobile Technician
Bartlett, Illinois
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Our cost of living in Chicagoland is up there too, and the pay range is in that area as well. There are guys at franchise stores making six figures too. The shortage is not just within the technician category, the whole industry is looking, OEMs are hurting for employees, so shops are not just competing with other shops but other opportunities in the industry. Many OEMs still require a…

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Marek Technician
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Those franchise guys are making 6 figures doing gravy work .... throw them a driveability or electrical problem and that 6 figure goes out the window. I know the chicago area very well too

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Bob Owner
Baldwinsville, New York
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Certain Indy shop owners such as myself are willing to may more than "market price" for a qualified tech. The term "qualified" has different meanings to different folks. The old saying "the employee works just hard enough not to get fired, and the employer pays just enough for the employee not to quit" is a dance likely to go on forever. That being said, I have had some interesting characters in…

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Anthony Technical Support Specialist
Kirkwood, Pennsylvania
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Hi Tanner: I can appreciate your motivation for posting this. Hell, I can even appreciate the premise of the article. Where the wheels fall off is is in the implementation described in the article. While it is possible that things may've changed considerably since I was last involved with salary surveys (yeah, where is that lottery ticket?), I seriously doubt it. Why? Because people lie! Let's…

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John Owner
Medford, New York
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Tanner, Our system is broken. Every discussion I sit on has two constants. One, is how can we attract new techs? The second is how do we keep good techs in our industry? I have been involved on both sides aftermarket and OE. Here is an example of the aftermarket side. I am in many shops on a daily basis with my business. Number one question is "Do you know any good techs?". Usually I am non…

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Gail Technician
Garner, North Carolina
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John Rogers I was at $25 flat rate back in 1999. Been offered less than that in last couple years in same area. Door rate has gone up $30 an hour but they can't afford to pay techs. Ford dealer I worked at in 2003, under new ownership, is looking for a tech. I'm tempted to try it again. Only problem is i been out of dealer since 2005. LOTS to catch up on.

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Anthony Technical Support Specialist
Kirkwood, Pennsylvania
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Hi John: Now, where did I hear this before? Oh yeah, that's right. This is not a problem in search of a solution. This is a problem is search of a particular solution. All together now. Everyone click their heels together and say "there is no place like home." nxtbook​.​com/endeavor/fleet… Guido

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Michael Mobile Technician
Clinton, Utah
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Tanner, I think that if a job is so great then put your money where your mouth is. There is a reason that there is a vacancy. I have always been told the best jobs are the ones that are not advertised. I tend to believe it is true.

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Pavel Analyst
Mykolaiv, Ukraine
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Thank Tanner Brandt for your post. To yearn to the equilibrium between what you provide when working and how much you receive. Efficient, correct, specifically applicable scientific research approaches may help to identify regions of naturally high demand and low bid per specialty. I will be grateful if you find me long term, stable interested employee - online entrepreneur which will hire me…

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