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I recently hired a young tech we acquired from a local dealership. He was a graduate from UTI, passionate about his career, but felt stuck at the dealership because they only allowed him to perform oil changes and tires. We had him work with us on his day off and was impressed with his skills. We hired him three weeks ago.

 

Last Friday I asked him to see me before he punched out. I just wanted to see how he felt about us, the work he was doing and to get to know him better.

 

He said he was thrilled to work for us and that he has done more in three weeks than he has done in the last two years at the dealer. But what really surprised me was when he said, "You know, I did not come to work for you for more money, I just wanted to advance myself. Thank you for the opportunity."

 

I wonder how may young techs feel the same way?

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