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    Motor trade wages

    Being nosey really.

    Just saw a post on Facebook where someone was after a mechanic to work in his garage.

    Wages was £10 an hour for self employed and £15 an hour if they bought work in.

    Are mechanics really that cheap.thats not much of minimum wage.


    I asked someone to do some rubbing down here recently for a ton a day cash,and they weren't interested.

    Garages must run a minimum 50/60 notes an hour or am I well out
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    Not in the trade, but a tenner is appalling for the skill level required. Main dealers around here charge twice the figure you've mentioned to the punter, but I have seen 'technicians' required at around the £25K pa mark.

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    It’s not that they are cheap Wayne it’s that no one wants to pay!! It is a such a struggle with some customers,they will pay for things that look pretty like a rough filler and paint job for example but don’t want to pay for something that fixes their problem and cures it that they cannot see.times have changed out there,an average car is no longer a luxury item it is a necessity to get about in,not looked after and ran into the ground. Don’t think I would have rubbed you down for a bit of cash either,sorry!!!

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    Around here there are simply loads of technician jobs available, you cant get the staff, well not at least good technicians, generally find main dealers are paying 30K but would assume that might include bonuses, Im with an independant specialist and get £14 an hour i dont mind saying, i get looked after aswel so im happy, Alot of independents seem to be around the 25K mark in general.
    We have been looking for a technician recently and just get muppets apply, the likes of shelf stackers, drivers, plumbers, etc, worlds gone mad, it makes you wonder why they think they will be offered the job and indeed do what if they get it.
    So new lad started this week, he was off on wednesday, needed a car for thursday, went home sick Friday morn, its not looking good.
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    off topic but Aldi are £10.90 in London and £9.40 rest of the UK per hour so that £10.00 for a mechanic is appalling (no disrespect to Aldi workers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by magneto View Post
    off topic but Aldi are £10.90 in London and £9.40 rest of the UK per hour so that £10.00 for a mechanic is appalling (no disrespect to Aldi workers)
    just seamed really cheap for a skilled job.he had loads of reply,s and none seamed concerned about what he was paying.

    usually when theres a shortage of labour the wage prices creap up
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    21 yer old mechanic and mot tester next door 5 days a week and every other saturday no overtime takes home £230 a week
    at least dick turpin had the decency to wear a mask!

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    With wages like that how the **** do the likes of Snap on stay in business? When I started in the motor trade (early 80's) a large part of what I earned went on the rape van.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 352 kum View Post
    21 yer old mechanic and mot tester next door 5 days a week and every other saturday no overtime takes home £230 a week
    Does he want a week in the big city to double his wages.

    Not sure what wages are like round here,but I did see a advert on the back of a van,asking for delivery drivers.that was for 140 a day
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    rent or houses are alot cheaper in this area wayne so probably wouldnt be any better off earning twice as much in your area
    at least dick turpin had the decency to wear a mask!

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