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11-13-2018 05:43 PM
Maniacmechanic1
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Originally Posted by autowiz View Post
There is nothing wrong with being a school bus tech..



I am proud of all my titles. Even the transit bus. We are mechanics. We do what we must to survive.
I was home at 3:30 pm today.
Just strange.

Have time again to work on my TA and many other projects 2019.
1st job with vacation days in 6 years.
11-13-2018 05:29 PM
autowiz
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Originally Posted by Maniacmechanic1 View Post
Working local Wiz.
I am a School Bus Mechanic.
Stinking like Diesel again.
Not bad.
Easier than Semi Truck Repair.
Lots of Safety Checks.

Kinda miss the City but words can not describe how crazy it got in Chicago back June & July.
Cluster Fuck a start.
There is nothing wrong with being a school bus tech..



I am proud of all my titles. Even the transit bus. We are mechanics. We do what we must to survive.
11-13-2018 04:42 PM
Maniacmechanic1
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Originally Posted by autowiz View Post
Working local Wiz.
I am a School Bus Mechanic.
Stinking like Diesel again.
Not bad.
Easier than Semi Truck Repair.
Lots of Safety Checks.

Kinda miss the City but words can not describe how crazy it got in Chicago back June & July.
Cluster Fuck a start.
11-13-2018 04:35 PM
Maniacmechanic1
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Originally Posted by autowiz View Post
I got my youngest up on a hoverboard. Drew is 8:


https://www.facebook.com/TheReynolds...5849774127727/
Kool stuff for them.

Been thinking of getting a Go Kart for my Boys.
But they may go nuts and drive off into cornfields here.

A nice used one.
5- 8 Hp Briggs and Straton engine.
Lots of them for sale last month.
11-13-2018 01:58 PM
autowiz And my daughter. 9 year old Abby:

https://www.facebook.com/TheReynolds...5851295257727/
11-13-2018 11:22 AM
autowiz
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Originally Posted by Maniacmechanic1 View Post
I will check out now read.
I got my youngest up on a hoverboard. Drew is 8:


https://www.facebook.com/TheReynolds...5849774127727/
11-10-2018 07:14 PM
Maniacmechanic1
11-08-2018 07:02 AM
Maniacmechanic1 Pay is good too.
Especially around here.


Super Mechanic getting paid $38 -$80 per hour in Chicago maybe later.
Know those jobs are suicide.
11-08-2018 06:58 AM
Maniacmechanic1 One last hurdle I have to do this morning Wiz.
Get fingerprinted.
Passed the background check & physical & piss in the cup drug screen.
Then a School Bus Mechanic.
Job is local 1/2 hour drive.
Its a Big County I live in.
Larger than all of Chicago in square miles by far.
Largest in Illinois.


They shook my hand yesterday & said welcome aboard.
Not sure when I start.
Hopefully soon.


Actually have 2 jobs now.
One just outside of Joliet.


The School bus mechanic.


Take the one local.
Nicer ride for the winter.
Steady work for sure.
Fleet mechanic work is all big contracts.

Kids have to get to school.
11-05-2018 06:06 PM
Maniacmechanic1




Check this out Wiz.
One of the Big Block Chevy Guys posted not too long ago.
11-05-2018 05:27 PM
Maniacmechanic1
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Originally Posted by autowiz View Post
https://www.mpower.mitchell.com/new-...-repair-costs/

https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...ts/1301157002/

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/re...s/201810290044

I interpret these articles as a big neon sign pointing in the direction I need to start spinning my wheels.



Not sure how its setup there.


I live too far away from the City of Chicago & what is called the North side.

From me Traffic commute on a bad day take 2-1/2-4 hours each way.
Good day no traffic in the 87 vette 140 runs be there 1:15 times.


It should be worth $28 per hour Wiz.
Been seeing similar jobs paying $38 per hour on Indeed.
Winter is close.
Once snow falls commute times add on another 30 minutes to 1 hour each way.
Kids & Wife just no way.


Depending upon how its setup for you & you work it $50 to $100 per hour 2-3 hours after work each night.
Takes a toll as you away from family you recall I am sure.


Good nights working with Ed this year earlier was $100 cash.
Worked like an animal, nothing easy about Race car Fabrication work like on Tv.
11-05-2018 05:14 PM
Maniacmechanic1
Quote:
Originally Posted by autowiz View Post
https://www.mpower.mitchell.com/new-...-repair-costs/

https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...ts/1301157002/

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/re...s/201810290044

I interpret these articles as a big neon sign pointing in the direction I need to start spinning my wheels.
I will check out now read.
11-05-2018 05:03 PM
autowiz https://www.mpower.mitchell.com/new-...-repair-costs/

https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...ts/1301157002/

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/re...s/201810290044

I interpret these articles as a big neon sign pointing in the direction I need to start spinning my wheels.
11-05-2018 04:59 PM
Maniacmechanic1
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Originally Posted by autowiz View Post
I was offered this sidework / second job and I think I am gonna take it. It's been 8 years since I have worked 2 jobs, but I need to take this. Recalibrating radars for collision repair vehicles. This requires my skills in electronics and diagnostics but there is a lengthy calibration procedure that requires dealer level scantool / laptop and a tech line.

There was a warning issued not too long ago from the auto insurance agencies telling us all what these new technologies going into cars were going to do to the cost of collision repairs. Nobody or at least none of the manufacturers listened or they did not care. But it is not uncommon for a new car to take a mild fender bender and need $10-$15k in repair work. These radars are kinda like the curb warning sensors in nicer vehicles from the late 90's and early 2000's on but they are extremely expensive. Each one can cost up to $1500. And there are multiple parts in each bumper. The cameras these cars use also cost over a grand for the part. And then there is the recalibration process. Which aside from just the cost of it, you gotta be able to find someone who can do it. Imagine your car getting totaled for a parking lot accident. Them be the days we are racing towards. This particular job is in demand and will continue to be more and more in demand all the way up until self driving cars take over. I need to take this job so I can familiarize myself with this calibration process. I love learning new skills.

Might not be helpfull Wiz but I have been told Contract Work is often good stable.
Better than dealing with the public often.
11-05-2018 04:49 PM
autowiz I was offered this sidework / second job and I think I am gonna take it. It's been 8 years since I have worked 2 jobs, but I need to take this. Recalibrating radars for collision repair vehicles. This requires my skills in electronics and diagnostics but there is a lengthy calibration procedure that requires dealer level scantool / laptop and a tech line.

There was a warning issued not too long ago from the auto insurance agencies telling us all what these new technologies going into cars were going to do to the cost of collision repairs. Nobody or at least none of the manufacturers listened or they did not care. But it is not uncommon for a new car to take a mild fender bender and need $10-$15k in repair work. These radars are kinda like the curb warning sensors in nicer vehicles from the late 90's and early 2000's on but they are extremely expensive. Each one can cost up to $1500. And there are multiple parts in each bumper. The cameras these cars use also cost over a grand for the part. And then there is the recalibration process. Which aside from just the cost of it, you gotta be able to find someone who can do it. Imagine your car getting totaled for a parking lot accident. Them be the days we are racing towards. This particular job is in demand and will continue to be more and more in demand all the way up until self driving cars take over. I need to take this job so I can familiarize myself with this calibration process. I love learning new skills.
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