Built-In Gypping: Auto Mechanics Paid On Commission

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Auto mechanics are always finding extra things wrong with your car is because they work on commission.

Auto mechanics are always finding extra things wrong with your car is because they work on commission.

This is from an email a business reseller sent around, advertising an auto repair facility for sale. It describes the current employees and their compensation.

Auto Tech @42% commission employed 6 years
Auto/Smog Tech 38% commission employed 18 months
Auto Tech @40% commission employed 12 months
Auto Tech @35% employed 12 months
Auto/Smog Tech @35% commission employed 2 months

Forty-two percent comish? We’re in the wrong biz.

Are there any auto repair places that pay their mechanics on a flat rate? That’s where we would take our car, if we had one.

(Thanks to Brian!)