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Bad Day to be a Turkey.

From the barn yard to leftovers.

 

Let's see, first you're plucked from the barn yard and decapitated, then all your feathers are yanked out by the roots while someone else rips all your guts out. Now if you weren't dead enough already, they continue their assault on what's left of you by throwing your carcass in a freezer until you're as hard as concrete.

 

Oh wait, it's not over yet. Now they thaw you out for round two and drown you in a pool of herbs and spices long enough to be sure you weren't holding your breath the whole time. If that wasn't bad enough, now some little old lady starts violating you in ways you never dreamed of by jamming things up inside you with the same vigor of a pile driver.

 

Luckily, you're not going back into that cold cold freezer again. Oh no... it's the hot hot oven for you this time. After a few hours of scorching heat and constant water torture from this guy with a ladle your suddenly thrust out into the world completely spent.

 

It's off to the carving table where you're cut up into small pieces slowly and methodically while being served to the smiling cannibalistic creatures that seem to only come by once a year just to enjoy the final end to this previous barn yard creature.

 

Slowly, but surely, the day ends with football and hockey games and the occasional nap on the couch. While for the turkey or what's left of him, is suffocated inside sealed containers for another round of degradation at a later date and time.

 

I look forward to the smells and smiles the holidays bring especially at Thanksgiving time. A perfect day to get together with relatives and friends and give thanks to one and all.

 

That is, as long as you're not the turkey.

 

Happy Thanksgiving !

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I want to take this time at Thanksgiving to say thank you to all AutoShopOwner members. We have a lot to be thankful for and ASO would not be the great sucess if it were not for all the amazing members and the contributions you make to the forums.

 

From the very start of the ASO, the goal was to raise the level of the auto repair industry and to help each other through the day today operations of running a repair shop. We have done that a more! And there is more to come in the future!

 

From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Joe Marconi

 

Well said Joe. It is because of all of the members here that take the time to participate in our community, that makes ASO a real success. Definitely more to come!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • 11 months later...

Two turkeys sitting on a fence.  They look up and see a jet zipping by with it's after-burners on.  The one turkey says to the other, "I'd fly that fast too, if my ass was on fire."   HAPPY THANKSGIVING ! ! ! 

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      It always amazes me when I hear about a technician who quits one repair shop to go work at another shop for less money. I know you have heard of this too, and you’ve probably asked yourself, “Can this be true? And Why?” The answer rests within the culture of the company. More specifically, the boss, manager, or a toxic work environment literally pushed the technician out the door.
      While money and benefits tend to attract people to a company, it won’t keep them there. When a technician begins to look over the fence for greener grass, that is usually a sign that something is wrong within the workplace. It also means that his or her heart is probably already gone. If the issue is not resolved, no amount of money will keep that technician for the long term. The heart is always the first to leave. The last thing that leaves is the technician’s toolbox.
      Shop owners: Focus more on employee retention than acquisition. This is not to say that you should not be constantly recruiting. You should. What it does means is that once you hire someone, your job isn’t over, that’s when it begins. Get to know your technicians. Build strong relationships. Have frequent one-on-ones. Engage in meaningful conversation. Find what truly motivates your technicians. You may be surprised that while money is a motivator, it’s usually not the prime motivator.
      One last thing; the cost of technician turnover can be financially devastating. It also affects shop morale. Do all you can to create a workplace where technicians feel they are respected, recognized, and know that their work contributes to the overall success of the company. This will lead to improved morale and team spirit. Remember, when you see a technician’s toolbox rolling out of the bay on its way to another shop, the heart was most likely gone long before that.
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