...one of the byproducts of this meltdown is scumbag dealersThere may be another scumbag byproduct--a very ugly, internal one that the public doesn't hear about. I only know of the problem anecdotally through family. I don't know how pervasive it is.My 27 y.o. nephew recently left as the service co-manager of a Chevy dealership after working his way up from being an oil-changer. Part of his compensation was commission on writing jobs. When some of his checks were short, he found that the other (more senior) co-manager had cannibalized some of his writeups through computer finagling. He brought this to the dealership owner's attention and got no resolution. He confronted the other guy, who denied it. He quit and went to a Buick dealership in a similar capacity. They were glad to have him on board.Like I said, he's only 27. His first child is due next month. Money is a definite concern. He knew that quitting this job at this time in this industry had risk.He's only been at his new job a month. One day when business was especially slow, he saw 2 mechanics standing idle. Mike thought that as a new guy, he'd better "look busy," so he started sprinkling sawdust on oil and grease smears and got a pushbroom. One of the idle mechanics asked him bluntly WTF he thought he was doing and suddenly decided that maybe he had better look busy. He wrested the broom away and thanked my nephew for trying to get him fired.All in all, from what my nephew tells me, there's a tremendous amount of brutal infighting. Salespeople are at each other's throats. Mechanics argue about and suspiciously eye assignments. There's nervous speculation about everyone's future--including his.
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