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His Stigness His Stigness Aug 21, 2018.

I have a job offer. I also have an Oppo witness to the crazy that is my shop. 

I have a job offer. I also have an Oppo witness to the crazy that is my shop. 

I have a job offer. Finally. But I counted with a slightly higher figure. Hopefully it doesn’t backfire.

So I went out yesterday to go to my interview with the BAR. Turns out the position is in their “lab” and I’d be preparing undercover cars and taking them to shops around the state. That’s cool, but not what I pictured. I thought I’d be handling complaints against shops, or doing other...

His Stigness His Stigness Aug 21, 2018.

It's only a TWENTY DOLLAR fine if you're caught using your phone while driving in California. 

It's only a TWENTY DOLLAR fine if you're caught using your phone while driving in California. 

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!?!?

Oh, and it’s only $50 for each subsequent fine.

I think I have some twenties in my bag, I wonder if I can pay the officer cash and get home sooner?

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1785

His Stigness His Stigness Aug 21, 2018.

More senseless death. Yay. 

More senseless death. Yay. 

A CHP motor was killed today while on a traffic stop. Another motorist veered off the road and into the stopped vehicle and motor. The officer died at the hospital.

It kills me read stories like this. The cause of the accident wasn’t reported, but I wouldn’t be shocked to find out the driver of the Silverado was distracted. Based on the damage of the Saturn it looks like the Silverado hit...

His Stigness His Stigness Aug 17, 2018. 21 comments

My boss ran into my $6,000 toolbox and fucked up the paint. What should I do? 

My boss ran into my $6,000 toolbox and fucked up the paint. What should I do? 
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How bad is it? It’s not bad, it’s mainly the principle of the thing. He didn’t get a fuck. And my box WAS immaculate. Do I make him buy me a new box and he keeps the newly fucked up one? Or do I just demand one MILLION dollars?

I am so fucking livid right now. As I said, he didn’t seem to care, and he never fucking...

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His Stigness His Stigness Aug 16, 2018. 22 comments

"You can fit 60 children behind a vehicle and not see a single one of them. It’s just impossible to operate a vehicle safely without a camera behind it,”

"You can fit 60 children behind a vehicle and not see a single one of them. It’s just impossible to operate a vehicle safely without a camera behind it,”

I’m sorry, but WHAT?!?

For those are you have nothing better to do and have read the front page, you know today is the day you will never have to turn your head again after buying a new car*.

The quote in my headline is from the article linked below. The woman ran over her child, which is just terrible. But I’m sorry, how can a person not take the blame and instead put the onus on the...

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His Stigness His Stigness Aug 14, 2018. 13 comments

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His Stigness His Stigness Aug 14, 2018. 17 comments

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His Stigness His Stigness Aug 14, 2018. 11 comments

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His Stigness His Stigness Aug 14, 2018. 12 comments

If any of you are interesting in stealing cars I have some advice for you.

If any of you are interesting in stealing cars I have some advice for you.

Just got any smog station in California and just sit and wait for a car you want. I can almost gurantee you that the owner will either leave the keys in the car, or just leave it running.

And to make sure you blend in, just wear some black Dickies pants, and get a Dickies work shirt so you look like a technician.

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His Stigness His Stigness Aug 14, 2018. 16 comments

Elderly customer comes in and says, "I need to bring in some magazines because yours... yuck! They're fine for boys, but not for girls." 

Elderly customer comes in and says, "I need to bring in some magazines because yours... yuck! They're fine for boys, but not for girls." 

All we have are old R&T, Car & Driver, Bicycling. and science magazines.

I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll mention it again anyways: I do not like elderly customers. They’re impatient. They’re rude. They’re cheap. And they’re also reckless. On that last one, customers with canes or walkers will consistently ignore the door and instead try and navigate over the dyno. Many elderly...

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His Stigness His Stigness Aug 10, 2018. 23 comments

Apparently Audi couldn’t afford an extra dollar an hour.

Apparently Audi couldn’t afford an extra dollar an hour.

On Tuesday I had firm offer at X an hour with a start date of next month. The foreman said they could start the intake paperwork right then. But I countered asking for ONE DOLLAR more, and now I’m getting “we’ll call you in a month or two when we’re ready to hire.” Fuck that.

The industry says they’re hurting for technicians, and they can’t get any new techs into the field. Well, when a...

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His Stigness His Stigness Aug 10, 2018. 18 comments

There are more signs my boss is senile. 

There are more signs my boss is senile. 

He pees on the toilet (and I think the wall); he doesn’t always lock the roll up door; he leaves the sink on; he can’t remember what customer had which car; he doesn’t know how to answer line 2 on the phone; and now he doesn’t know which way is up.

This is quite worrying. He’s increasingly bipolar, too. And over the last year and a half he’s gone from not trying to bring cars in for repairs...

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His Stigness His Stigness Aug 10, 2018. 16 comments

My boss yelled at me this morning because a car I tested failed that tailpipe test. 

My boss yelled at me this morning because a car I tested failed that tailpipe test. 

He said I must have fucked something up and told me to re-test it. Fucking asshole. I’m just going to look at pictures of my adorable kitty.

For those of you that remember my post explaining a smog check, on 99 and older cars we do a tailpipe check where the emissions are measured. We have no control over that. I can’t manually fail a car for high emissions. Hence why my boss can go fuck...

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His Stigness His Stigness Aug 09, 2018. 10 comments

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His Stigness His Stigness Aug 09, 2018. 10 comments

Holy god this is a handsome car. And I saw a VW Bentayga the other day. Very meh. 

Holy god this is a handsome car. And I saw a VW Bentayga the other day. Very meh. 

I’ve always like the Touareg, especially next to whatever the current Q7 is. But this new Touareg is a nice ass car. And the interior is even nicer.

But it looks like we won’t get one because people here are dumb and won’t buy an expensive VW unless it’s FWD and seats too many.

And here’s the other VW I saw.

I just don’t see the point. It’s not like regular Bentley’s are hurting for cargo...

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His Stigness His Stigness Aug 09, 2018. 20 comments

I hate my job, but I won't take a pay cut. 

I hate my job, but I won't take a pay cut. 

How many people truly love their job? I’d guess not many. I’m sure many of you like your job, but you probably wouldn’t do it for free, or for less money. Well, you all know I hate my job, and I work in a toxic environment. But, I’m still not ready to devalue myself as a technician and let another shop take advantage of me.

I went in for a second interview at an Audi dealership the other day....

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His Stigness His Stigness Aug 07, 2018. 7 comments

Have you heard?!?!? Moviepass is dead! 

Have you heard?!?!? Moviepass is dead! 

“It was a scam! A hack! A conspiracy! I’m glad they’re dead!”

Said the internet.

But seriously, I had Moviepass for a few months, but it was a pain in the ass to use, and wasn’t worth it. But that was the point. Back when things were calmer, and it wasn’t a “scam*”people discussed the model, which is similar to the gym model. Get a bunch of people to sign up, and most won’t use it. That’s why I...

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His Stigness His Stigness Aug 04, 2018. 11 comments

I think I've just decided to take my toolboxes home and not do repairs or diagnosis at the smog shop anymore. 

I think I've just decided to take my toolboxes home and not do repairs or diagnosis at the smog shop anymore. 

I’m getting paid a shit wage, plus I get zero benefits. That’s a big reason I’m looking for another job. But I think since I’m getting a shit wage, I’ll just take my tools my home.

My boss never actually said I’d be doing repairs when I started. It was a surprise several weeks in. Nor did he say I needed to bring my tools. So, I’ll just take them home. Sure, it will take up half of my garage,...

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