Originally Posted by acesandeights
I've never known a shop owner that didn't try to make it up to good techs when he asked them to do something extra for a customer. After hour drinks, closing early on a Friday, BBQs, etc. But if you're right and all that's going on is he's fucking them in the ass, well I'd quit right away and look for something with less ass fucking.
Years ago when I was working straight commission (50-50) with a guarantee, the owner would pay me if one of his gimme jobs got involved and took a lot of time. Most were for his buddies, who he would sometimes tell to pay the mechanic what he had coming to him in cash. He was the most honest person I've ever worked for. If the shop wasn't busy, I was allowed to rebuild starters, generators and alternators for shelf stock and got paid for that.