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Late Night Shift?

 

There is a tire company in my area that has a late night, Thursday. They are open to 8:00pm. I really don’t know how profitable they are, they never appear that busy on Thursday nights. Has anyone tried a late night or know of other auto service companies that extended the work day?

 

From what I am hearing, many national accounts are open extended hours, even Sundays.

 

By the way, trust me...I am not looking to extend an already very long week...just want to see what the competition is doing.

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I've ran a big crew and lots of hours... I've ran a skeleton crew and lots of hours ... lately it's just me and office help, I run fewer hours and fewer cars... but the most surprising thing.... after all said and done with... my actual take home dollars is almost exactly the same as it was when I was putting in 60 or more hours a week and a full crew. Go figure...

My thought these days (the older I get) 5 days a week is all I can stand... I'm going home, enough is enough... leave those long hours for the young guys... LOL

 

One local dealer is running a second shift. I don't know if it is profitable or not. I think it is mostly fleet work.

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My hours, 7:30 to 6:00 m-f and 7:30 to 1:00 on saturday are long enough. I don't want everyones business, just 2-3 thousand people that get what i am about and that are excited about telling others about me. As a rule 20 percent of your customers create 80 percent of your business.

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I used to have longer hours and also was open on Saturday. Life is too short to work it all away. I got 4 loaner cars and am now only open Mon. - Fri from 7:30 am until 5:30 pm. If the customer can't get there car there during those hours, I arrange a free loaner car. I have 2 teenage boys and they come first. I wasn't making much with extended hours when you factor in paying overtime. Read this and it might change your mind from working yourself to death. Marbles

 

Great story. Life is about balance, and the scale needs to tip more in favor of family.

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Joe, I would have to agree with you..."again.

 

I think most "guys" out there don't think of "life" as short.... that is until we all reach that 5-0 number... then you start taking a different look at things.

 

family is where I put my efforts into these days...

it's all you have when it's all said and done with... wait till you retire.. who do you think is going to come visit you... that guy that you changed his oil for the last 20 years... doubt it... but your family... now that's a different story.

 

never lose sight of what is REALLY important...

 

 

 

 

 

Great story. Life is about balance, and the scale needs to tip more in favor of family.

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Joe, I would have to agree with you..."again.

 

I think most "guys" out there don't think of "life" as short.... that is until we all reach that 5-0 number... then you start taking a different look at things.

 

family is where I put my efforts into these days...

it's all you have when it's all said and done with... wait till you retire.. who do you think is going to come visit you... that guy that you changed his oil for the last 20 years... doubt it... but your family... now that's a different story.

 

never lose sight of what is REALLY important...

 

Amen!

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