Posted to Industry Issues Forum on 11/22/2015
I can't speak for anybody else, but we are open from 8am to
6pm Mon-Fri with an hour off for lunch. We take a lot of
Monday holidays off and all "normal" holidays off. I've
found it really good for shop morale, especially since we
started making the holidays paid. Trust me, paid holidays
are no easy task.
I think it's a lost cause to try to "change the industry"
because it's so highly fragmented; all we can do is change
our own shops and hope it rubs off. Maybe somebody will
think, "That's a good idea." or something.
After all, it's my opinion that the only ones interested in
bettering their shop(s) are the ones that communicate with
other shops by way of either industry gatherings or online
forums (or both). Ostrich-like shops will pretty much stay
the way they've always been. Sadly, that's a lot of shops.
Technical Information Specialist/Technician
Draper, Utah, USA