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Old January 22nd, 2013, 07:45 AM   #1
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I'm drowning in work at my shop so I am looking for some help to get me through the rush. I have filled the part time position but I am still accepting resumes for per diem help.

The minimum skills I'm looking for is for somebody to have a basic mechanical apptitude. If a person can do modest disassembly/assembly, I can guide them through the tough spots. If a person is already an accomplished mechanic, well that's better yet. I am willing to train the right person and I am willing to pay for their state certification. Pay will reflect skills and certification. I'm also willing to pay flat rate.

My shop is a little out of the ordinary so a person my enjoy the change of pace. The majority of the work is automotive but I also repair equipment, vintage cars (foreign and domestic), tractors 80 hp and below, trailers, and whatever else I think I can make some money on. I also repair mechanical diesels and some electronic controled diesels.

The shop is cleaner than most but lately it's been getting a little dirty because of the amount of hours I've been putting in. Also, the shop is a non-smoking facility.

My normal hours are from 9-5 but if a person can only work evenings or weekends (short term help), I can work with that.

The shop is located in Auburn near Bay City and Midland. I can be reached at 989-662-7785 if you are interested. My name is Dave.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 08:09 AM   #2
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Would the person need their own tools or anything else. Wish I was closer.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 09:27 AM   #3
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Although I have never met Dave in person, I have spoken with him several times on the phone in the past with various projects and such. He seems to be a very intelligent man with a good business sense. If I was looking for a job and closer to him I would be honored to work with him.

For example, he took a good 45 minutes out of his busy work day last week to help me try to get an ancient hoist going, and to share his knowledge on them.

Good luck with the hunt!
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 09:37 AM   #4
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If u were closer id be intrested in picking up some weekend work
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 09:41 AM   #5
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Nuggets has some crazy weird shit at his shop!! He had a badass porsche out front, a weird ass mini sized car that was mid engine all tubbed out straddle the motor and pray it doesn't explode on your balls, some heavy equipment and a few normal cars.

If you want variety this might be the place.

He isn't kidding about it being a clean repair shop either.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 09:44 AM   #6
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If you go in for an interview, bring candy canes. He loves them!
And he does a neat trick with them.

I'll bring my tools and start on Monday, sizzlechest.

If I get slow here do you have a cot I can sleep on?
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 04:22 PM   #7
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Thanks for the recommendations guys. For those who have asked, this will be an over the table job that will hopefully lead to a full time position. No tools will be required but if a person wants to get paid like a professional mechanic, they will need to aquire tools like a professional mechanic.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 03:43 PM   #8
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Bump for a job. I will train the right person.
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Can I wear a tuxedo t shirt to work?
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I wish I was closer, I've been looking for a chance to return to the mechanic's field.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 11:01 PM   #11
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If you wear no pants to the interview, then yes.
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My jeep has been in your shop...
I would jump on this but I dont feel that confident in my ability
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Old January 25th, 2013, 08:02 AM   #13
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My jeep has been in your shop...
I would jump on this but I dont feel that confident in my ability
If you you want to make a few bucks short term, give me a call. I will be around at all times so you don't have to worry about getting stuck. As far as short term help, I just need a guy to knows which end of the screwdriver to use. I'll be working all weekend if interested. 662-7785
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Old January 25th, 2013, 11:46 PM   #14
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Today's bump.

If you are on unemployment and insist on cash only or you refuse to work, you are a parasite on the system and part of the reason this country is in such poor shape.

Fun fact about unemployment: You will not lose your benefits if you work a part time or per diem. Your benefits will be reduced 50 cents for every dollar you earn but you can still claim. A person that came on board long term could also claim benefits while they work part time (if you report you are still job hunting). If somebody signs up for the part time gig and finds a full time job in the future, more power to ya! As long as you give me so notice I'll be fine with that.
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Ive learned more and more that some people will do whatever it takes NOT to work. I just dont get it. GLW your search!
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Ive learned more and more that some people will do whatever it takes NOT to work. I just dont get it. GLW your search!
It's amazing. My brother-in-law was crying to me about money so I put him to work on the weekends (he works full time too). This weekend he didn't want to work Sunday because he has to play shuffleboard (bar type). WTF? I told him his priorities are fucked up.
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It's amazing. My brother-in-law was crying to me about money so I put him to work on the weekends (he works full time too). This weekend he didn't want to work Sunday because he has to play shuffleboard (bar type). WTF? I told him his priorities are fucked up.
Yeah, I know a couple people who always complain they don't have money or can't do things but yet they can't seem to hold a full time job. (or any job)
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Sounds like you know a few members of my family.
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Bump for some cash work on Monday. I need a guy to replumb brake lines on a newer Chevy Silverado. No tools required, I'll be there to get the person through the tough spots and I have a nice hydraulic flaring tool to make the ends.

Wage will be $15/hr cash paid at the end of the day. 662-7785 if interested. I will be able to answer the phone all day. Just in case I don't, leave a message.
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Bump for some cash work on Monday. I need a guy to replumb brake lines on a newer Chevy Silverado. No tools required, I'll be there to get the person through the tough spots and I have a nice hydraulic flaring tool to make the ends.

Wage will be $15/hr cash paid at the end of the day. 662-7785 if interested. I will be able to answer the phone all day. Just in case I don't, leave a message.
For being somebody that Cares so much about their image and quality of work it seems odd that you would hire "day labor". I would be pissed if I brought my vehicle to the cream of the crop shop to get some super special work done to it and found out that the owner hired some dude for a day off an internet forum to do it. Seems kinda shady to me.
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