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Good morning, I received a call from a lady contacting me about a school in my area. I have never been to one of there training schools although I have heard of the company ATI.  I am always open to anything that helps me increase my knowledge of our profession. The school is called  ATI Shop Mastery, it looks new and there is not much info on the web about it. The price she offered me was net zero at the end of the day. Any info would surely be appreciated. David

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any information that you get that would improve your shop is worth paying for, check out shop hackers facebook page, there is a ton of good info and shop owners willing to help for free. If you want to take your shop to the next level, check out shopfix academy. By far the best coaching company ever!!! They don't get you into a contract like everyone else, they earn their worth every month. But start with shop hackers, you will not regret it. 

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Agree with Shums Auto on this one. ATI has never impressed me because of the high pressure tactics, and the fact that you sign a long contract for their coaching, and they get paid 100% up front. Does not seem like a fair business model. 

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IF you can say NO, and IF you have the time to spare, and IF you want to maybe pick-up a trick or two, and IF you are willing to network with a few other Shop Owners (I think that describes my last ATI experience!) - this can be a good experience.  There is a class close to me soon and YES, as mentioned, I got a phone call and an e-mail, but I don't have a free day so I blew it off.  I have learned a few ticks - and I was told five years ago that I wouldn't last 6 months if I didn't sign up.  I'm still here... 

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12 hours ago, xrac said:

I can say no but they aren't very good at accepting no for an answer.  Kind of reminded me of the time share salesman.  

 

HAHAHA!  That's only funny if you knew how many weeks of Time shares I own (Platinum!).  You are correct - ATI does have a hard time with NO for an answer...  Maybe I better skip their next visit to a venue near me!

 

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