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Old 03-03-2011, 12:25 AM
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I know your talking about, I'm a heat and air tech and everyone thinks we are out to get them
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Randy, a lot of people haven't gotten raises. My wife and I haven't gotten a raise in 3 maybe 4 years, yet the government keeps raising out taxes so THEY can have raises.
I work for the government...I haven't had a raise for 4 years and won't get one for at least another 3 or so. Also had to give back my last one in addition to losing my paid medical benefits. Not sure which gov't employees you are referring to.
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I agree with both sides of this. Sometimes, the dealer will forget that they have your only source of transportation, and I think that is what annoys me the most.

I have found a dealer that is pretty good at looking after us and our next vehicle will be from them as a "thank you" for the great service over the past 20 years. (we bought a couple vans from them, then the sales side went weird and we went elsewhere)

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Well Sinned you must be the exception. I live in California whose only solution to every crisis is to raise our taxes. During this deep recession not one state employee has been laid off even though this state has a 12.4% unemployment rate (higher than the national average of 9.~%). The governments solution here has been to raise taxes on everything like that is supposed to magically stimulate the economy instead of stifling it. I constantly hear on the news how Obama in his budgets has allocated raises for Federal employees even though he claims to be cutting, so all I can conclude is that you must work for a state agency that has a tight budget and is not as liberal as California. Sorry if I sound a bit bitter about it, but when the state you live in keeps raping your wallet, you get that way after a few years. If we at least saw some benefit to the taxes we pay, but our services here are horrible and the infrastructure is crumbling.
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or you take your nice expensive truck to a tire shop for new shoes and they let the new guy take charge of it., who strips a lugnut on the first wheel back on, looks around for 5 minutes like its the end of the world and if he can hide it, then hurries up and slaps the other 3 on forgetting to balance them. the first one is only balanced. and then the dipsh*t salesman comes out there and say's you have a stripped lugnut, dont know if it was like that before, but if you take your truck to their "preferred" shop across town and pay them to fix it, come back and they will reimburse you.

fk that... they screwed it up, they need to pay to have it fixed by whoever you choose.

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My real pet peeve is getting the car back dirty....greasy hand prints on the hood and doors are common (and sadly almost expected now) with every dealership I've gone to. Worst was when I dropped off my motorcycle at a dealer and they returned it to me after parking it next to the sidewalk they were cutting with a concrete saw. They actually had the nerve to return my Hayabusa to me COVERED in dust. Last visit to my Dodge dealership, they returned my Ram to me with the airfilter housing dismantled and the filter sitting on top of the fuse box lid- which I discovered at home 2 days later. I drove around for 2 days with no airfilter. They also "fixed" my water filled tailight under warranty by drilling a small drain hole in it....they only replaced the assembly after I became a jerk. I have to say that guys like Ramtech are a blessing to the industry, but are definately not the norm in my experience with most dealerships. On the other hand, I had a guy do my exhaust recently and he took so much pride in his work..I would have gladly paid more. Every nut and bolt had loc-tite, and he even used a torque wrench on the hanger bolts! Guys like these are hard to find and we should take care of them and let them know their work is noticed and appreciated!
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I work for the government...I haven't had a raise for 4 years and won't get one for at least another 3 or so. Also had to give back my last one in addition to losing my paid medical benefits. Not sure which gov't employees you are referring to.
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I agree with both sides of this. Sometimes, the dealer will forget that they have your only source of transportation, and I think that is what annoys me the most.

I have found a dealer that is pretty good at looking after us and our next vehicle will be from them as a "thank you" for the great service over the past 20 years. (we bought a couple vans from them, then the sales side went weird and we went elsewhere)



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No! I was taught to troubleshoot not be a part change. My job us to fix it not rip customers off. Now I can't control how much something cost. And I just don't make it work I make it work right provided the customer wants to pay to replace the part that is bad.
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This is why I self educate myself as much as possible on the vehicle I own so I won't have to deal with such service men and women. Plus it saves me a ton of money. I've had my Bee for 5yrs now and only been to the dealership once to get my fan clutch replaced. I could have done it myself but the truck was still under warranty so no charge to me.
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I see both sides to this, also, and as I've said my biggest pet peeve is getting my truck back dirty with grease all over the place, and aside from the dealership where I bought my truck that closed, the other two I deal with, I don't have much problem with and they have gotten better about returning my truck clean. The service people and the techs are helpful, and, most importantly knowledgeable. Randy I know you guys take a lot of flak for things you shouldn't, and this thread is a good one, too for letting us customers have a say lol.

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