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I was wondering what employers are looking for when hiring mechanics/techs? I am coming to a point where I need to start looking for a new job. I have been at the same place for 26 years. Ase Master tech, L1, state inspection license and master Emission license. I get paid 50% commission with 10 days paid vacation a year and that is it. No other benefits. I do have a guarantee of 1000 a week before taxes.

 

The problem is the shop is not run properly kind of backwards diagnostics don't pay much 50 bucks. Which in to days age is very low in my opinion. It seems that in the last several years pay has gone backwards, probably due to a lot of factors the industry being one. I use to be able to put money away in savings but now a days that is not possible.

 

One of the reasons I am thinking of moving on is I just got a letter from my health insurance that is now going to be over 700 a month and that is even less money I will have. So any advice on what employers are looking for and what most offer now a days will be appreciated. Thanks.

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xrac, Thanks for the kind words. I am going to put my feelers out there and see what happens. Yes it is crazy with the health care, I remember years ago when you paid a fair amount and got coverage for everything, no out of pocket etc.. yes my deductible went up to 3500 for individuals and 8600 for family.. unreal. Then again it something that we all do need. Probably the biggest problem is no caps on what these hospitals/doctors charge for services. It is unreal an office visit with very little exam costing 600.00+ with the insurance company paying a small fraction "the allowed amount" . So if you didn't have insurance you would be on the hook for the whole amount.. That is probably the biggest reason why the costs are so high . Put a cap on it set prices and all these crazy insurance rates would plummet . Not to mention allowing more insurance companies so there is a choice then they are forced to cut costs to win clients .

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