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Old 07-06-2018, 11:10 AM   #21 (permalink)
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There are some young people and in some areas of the country many young people who do not know what work ethic is, nor did they grow up learning observation skills. But I know middle age and old timer office workers that don't have a clue either.

We have some young people on this forum that are top notch, observant and skilled. Shucks (an old country term) Some of these young guys teach me.

Another thing I see on this forum and a couple of other forums is that woodworking and handyman/mechanical focused forums draw like minded folks. Overall, we have observational and intuitive skills that other personalities do not. I can't castigate a whole segment of society that is different from me, but I will jump on a service oriented place or organization if the same negative thing happens consistently.
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Old 07-06-2018, 02:27 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
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I made the mistake of going in to one of those jiffy lube places because I was away from home and the car needed an oil change. After the oil change they brought the bill, instead of $34 it was $355, good thing I looked closely at the bill. The numbers weren't even right let alone the amount. Took them over half an hour to fix the bill and I sat there and tied up their bay until they did. My jeep dealership gives pretty good service, they used to be Pontiac until GM screwed them over and dropped the line. They gave great service when a Pontiac dealership so when I needed a new vehicle I went back to them and got a Jeep. Not much difference in brands any more as they are all built by robots and to me good after market service is worth more than the nameplate on a vehicle.
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The shade tree mechanic has gone the way of the dinosaur. When I was a pastor in KY, the local repair shop owner was debating on deciding if he needed to spend a ton of $$$ on a diagnostic system for the new electronic ignition systems. Now it takes a $100K computer to work on a car.
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As a business owner and a manager for someone else's business once upon a time, I know that if you don't know you have a problem, you can't fix it. You should have at least called and talked to the service manager every time something wasn't done properly. If people don't tell the manager there is a problem, the problem will never be corrected.
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With a statement like this you lose all credibility.
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All we have are incompetent, lazy people that want ungodly wages.
So everyone is lazy and wanting ungodly wages? I really like the use of "everyone", because that includes the author, me and everyone else in the good old USA. I should not even discuss the ungodly wages, because I am sure we all sell our pens for a lot less than minimum wage.

Because of physical disabilities, I have not changed my oil in over 35 years, I have not had a problem, not a one.
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With a statement like this you lose all credibility.
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All we have are incompetent, lazy people that want ungodly wages.
So everyone is lazy and wanting ungodly wages? I really like the use of "everyone", because that includes the author, me and everyone else in the good old USA. I should not even discuss the ungodly wages, because I am sure we all sell our pens for a lot less than minimum wage.

Because of physical disabilities, I have not changed my oil in over 35 years, I have not had a problem, not a one.
A++++++ on this statement. I am glad someone else said something because it was what I was thinking when I first read the title but I know if I said it many people here would be all over me. They wait for my comments like that. been there done that. Look in the mirror people and take a long hard look.
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