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In the coming weeks, we are going to be updating AutoShopOwner to a newer platform for 2017. We are working on making it as close as possible to what we have now before making the switch. Joe and I have discussed our need to stay up to date with the ever evolving internet. This includes making sure we are running on the latest software that runs this community. There will be a few important changes and I will update this topic as it happens. Everything will generally work the same with some new enhancements including mobile usability, posting features, and a newer user interface.

 

For those using Tapatalk with this forum, we will make sure that is up to date and have plans to move to https:// to serve secure web pages. Please subscribe (Follow) to this topic if you would like to be notified about these changes.

 

More to come :)

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Great Tire Deal

Just a quick update, almost done with some final testing and finalizing some of the sections on this site. We are planning to update ASO next weekend and the site will be down for a bit during that time. I will keep everyone posted via twitter as well.

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For anyone following twitter and facebook, we are back online. For those that use Tapatalk, I've just updated the plugin for that as well.

Our forum, which is our main section, is back up. We've got new layouts for various other sections as well. Please reach out in this post, PM, contact form, or email if you experience any issue with this website. Layout issue, functionality, etc.

Thank you.

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I think the search timer is a bit too aggressive, or I'm moving too fast.  I was searching for a term.   It came back with 10+ pages.  I found myself able to scan the search results much faster than the site would allow me to proceed.   It appears hitting page 2 on the results is another search and page 3, etc.  As long as I paused on any one page to look at a topic, it was ok.  The error message was something like:  You need to wait before performing a new search.

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On 3/2/2017 at 7:20 PM, bantar said:

I think the search timer is a bit too aggressive, or I'm moving too fast.  I was searching for a term.   It came back with 10+ pages.  I found myself able to scan the search results much faster than the site would allow me to proceed.   It appears hitting page 2 on the results is another search and page 3, etc.  As long as I paused on any one page to look at a topic, it was ok.  The error message was something like:  You need to wait before performing a new search.

There is a 10 sec flood control delay with search for our free members. You can upgrade to a premium or above membership which has no flood control for search. 😁

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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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