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Re: What was it like to be a mechanic in the 70s amd 80s
Posted to Open Discussion Forum on 1/27/2019

Hi Jason. My first job in Canada as a mechanic in '75 was in an Esso station in Vancouver. The shop rate was $15/hr and my rate was $7.50/hr.

In 1977 I worked in a Mazda dealership for $9.60/hr and the shop rate was $20/hr

In 1980 I began w... Login to read more.