Yup, I worked for CSK for a long time. All the dam time, then we have the people that bring in some odd part and say its bad, and don't even know what it is. 4 of 5 times I knew, but once and I while ......... WTF. Then in my earlier days working there 20 years ago, Ford Ranger, I had a lot of locals with the F150 ranger package , then the Bronco, people didn't know if it was a bronco or bronco 2.
Being a gear head had advantage, I was the highest paid part timer in the Vegas Valley. In Cali, we had many more gear heads in the business.
Sure about that last? In the whole of the SF Bay Area, we had THREE people (including me) who could be considered "gearheads."
get me started on management. The best of the lot managed to make it to "okeh" - most of the rest? I'd have fired them out of hand.
My DM kept wanting me to take over a store, I kept throwing ridiculous salary numbers at him. "That's more than I
"Not my problem. You keep after me to take over, you must think I'm worth something. I'm telling you what I think I'm worth. I've proven it. If I'm going to work 50-70 hours/week, I expect to make more than I am now - both per hour for overtime, and
overall. Otherwise, I'm happy being Shop Steward and I'll keep doing my job here."
I never did get promoted past fourth key (fine by me,) except for a brief "light duty" stint when I took over a store as Acting Manager while the assigned manager was off getting his head examined. I turned that store around inside of a month (fired and replaced all but two people, including the second key,) and that was when Randy Brunell started after me to take over a store...