(Male, Age 52) from Escondido, CA

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Current Job

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Job Title Manager
Salary $62,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 60
Company Size (not answered)
Location Escondido, CA
Years Experience 4 years

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Years in Career 0
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Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
The shop I manage is a main line repair shop that specializes in restoration of classic cars and insurance repairs. The shop just incorporated 6 monthes ago,8 full time employees, 6 part time.Shop size 30,000 sq. ft. including storage parking.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
As manager I am responsible for all operations and duties of the business, with the exception of writing checks. I open in the morning and begin the day with a walk-thru to plan the days work plan and what workers will be assigned to each job. A materials sheet for each job is set up and ready to turn into our shop forman to fill for each job and loaded onto the job cart, along with new parts to be installed. I assign the job to the selected worker and explain the procedures to be performed and the manner in which I wish for the to be done. There are several stages of the repair process: 1. damage repair 2. surface preparation for paint (sanding & masking) 3. paint color match and application 4. after paint detail and spot repair 5. assembly and detail 6. Last inspection before calling customer for pick-up. AT numerous times of the day I have to walk the shop and mark at which stage any particular vehicle is at, so when a customer calls I can answer intelligently and have the answers they are asking for. At any time during the day I get customers that come into the shop for an estimate of repairs, whether for a classic restoration or an insurance repair. A classic restoration estimate can take anywhere from 1 hour to 2 days depending on age of vehicle and parts needed and location of those parts, an insurance estimate takes no more than 30 minutes to a max of 1 hour for a real big job. When a vehicle reaches stage 6. the shop forman makes his inspection and then alerts me that it’s ready for my inspection. I inspect the vehicle and make any needed notations for improvement or park out front for delivery. During the process of the day parts deliveries come in and have to be inventoried in and assigned to the locker corresponding to that vehicle, all inventory items have to be input to the computer inventory system to keep a running tab on what is in the shop and what is still needed. Material and parts control is 1 of the biggest areas of loss for any repair shop, a loss in any area is cause for concern and reflects on the end of month numbers. End of the day comes with a final walk-thru to see the accomplishments of the day and gear up for the next. Now the manager gets to lock up and go home…

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
2 wks pd vac.,1 wk sick leave ,401k, just changed health plans when shop incorprated.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
I’m well compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Working with other people at the shop is like getting along in any other enviroment, the only difference is that as the manager; you do have to retain a certain discretionary mode as to your behavior, so to maintain the respect level that is needed to competently perform the job your position requires of you.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I keep a firm grasp on good communications and the thoughts of my co-workers and the officers of the corporation, as the 2 entities come together with me.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 6
Hours: 7
Co-Workers: 5
Supervisors: 4
Job Title: 3
Level of Responsibility: 2
The Actual Work: 8

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