Posted to Emissions Forum on 8/14/2012
Re: More STAR Observations
Thanks for commenting. My reason for 'sweating the small
stuff' is as follows.
I have worked at the same shop for over ten years, so I'm
not a big fan of change. We have been Gold Shield for most
of that time, not because we particularly enjoy trying to
turn garbage into gold for $500 or less, but because we need
the directed inspection traffic to at least break even.
When Gold Shield goes away on 1-1-13, we must have a STAR
Test and Repair license to continue testing directed
vehicles. We do not qualify for STAR because of my insanely
bad FuPR score. If nothing changes, I will be fired sometime
next year, and will be completely and utterly unemployable
as a Smog Technician because of my FuPR baggage. I'm 46 now,
and I don't plan on busting my ass under hoods for the rest
of my working years, but I'll be damned if I get pushed out
of the business against my will by something as illogical
and retarded as the FuPR.
Some may think that I'm over-reacting, but that's just my
way of responding to vicious insults such as this.
Quick Stop Smog & More
Sacramento, California, USA