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Just trying to get a feel for what types of benefits you all are offering for your technicians. Do you all offer the following:

 

Health Benefits - If yes, 100% paid or 50% paid?

Vacation Time - If yes, how many days/hours per year?

Personal Days - If yes, how many days/hours per year?

Use of shop for personal vehicle repairs?

401K w/ Company Match?

Saturday's Off?

 

Any other benefits?

 

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Health Benefits - yes - 50% paid, individual only

 

Vacation Time - yes - 6 national holidays after 6 months work, 1 week vac. after 1 year.

 

Personal Days - yes - 1 per quarter accrued at the end of the quarter, unused are paid at end of year.

 

Use of shop for personal vehicle repairs - yes, repairs with my permission only, free oil changes and state inspections on the car you drive to work.

 

401K w/ Company Match - yes, 2% after 1 year.

 

Saturday's Off - yes unless need to catch up in summer time.

 

5 employees normally, have had up to 9 at one time, too many issues!

 

paid training, paid ASE tests one time only, retakes they pay 1/2.

Dave

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Health Benefits - yes, 75% company paid for employee medical, 100% company paid for LTD and $30K Life Insurance

Vacation Time - Yes, 5 days after 1 year, 10 days after 2 years, 12 days after 5 years, 15 days after 10 years

Personal Days - Included in vacation or PTO. If there children have something going on at school during the day we encourage them to attend.

Use of shop for personal vehicle repairs? Yes

401K w/ Company Match? SEP with 3% dollar for dollar match

Saturday's Off? Yes, we only open Mon- Fri

Paid training, paid ASE tests one time only, retakes they pay 100%. They also get paid a flat $50 for attending any training in the evening.

Any other benefits? Paid Uniforms, Bi-Weekly Efficiency bonus, EOY Bonus,

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Health Benefits - 100% paid by us, entire family


Vacation Time - 2wks after 6mo of work. Holidays don't count.


Personal Days - 0, same as vacation


Use of shop for personal vehicle repairs? Yes, all our techs live a LONG ways away, so no problem after hours.


401K w/ Company Match? No


Saturday's Off? Closed weekends


Any other benefits? Great scan tools, clean environment, signing bonus, higher than average pay, uniforms, ASE tests paid.



Funny how similar we are to MARKSAS!


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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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