Working as a Repair Tech

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Working as a Repair Tech

Post by Neo Bri » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:39 pm

Hey TCers,

I doubt our more prominent techs here will want to directly participate, but I'm wondering what kind of money could be expected as yearly income for the average, capable repair tech.

I wonder also what the average workweek is like.

Any of my tech friends that don't want to post here could PM or email me, too. I'm very curious.
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Re: Working as a Repair Tech

Post by chromebone » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:41 am

I recently visited a well known repair tech for some work, one of the most well known and respected.
While discussing the unfortunate fate of an equally well known and respected tech, among the most well known in the world, he said it's a really tough way to earn a decent living.
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Post by Bonearzt » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:57 am

It CAN be very lucrative, but it's not an easy way to get rich, if at all. At least in my experience.

Working from home is the hardest part for me, as there's ALWAYS work staring at me when I'm in the garage.
While in the bigger scope of things, this is a good problem to have, I don't get the relief of leaving the "shop" and going home to escape work!
Having said that, working in a shop can also be a pain in the tuchas! Depending on the situation, there are always pressures from management and customers to get everything done yesterday.
And from some customers standpoint, you charge too much, or management, to little....

Sorry I got off on a tangent to your question Brian.


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Re: Working as a Repair Tech

Post by baileyman » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:01 pm

As for lessons with a pro, if you can, pay extra.
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Re: Working as a Repair Tech

Post by Neo Bri » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:07 pm

baileyman wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:01 pm
As for lessons with a pro, if you can, pay extra.
I'm not following you. Can you clarify?
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Re: Working as a Repair Tech

Post by baileyman » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:30 pm

Sure. No repair tech has charged me enough. Nor a pro for a lesson.
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Re: Working as a Repair Tech

Post by Neo Bri » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:45 pm

baileyman wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:30 pm
Sure. No repair tech has charged me enough. Nor a pro for a lesson.
I wanna live where you live.
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