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Re: if it were ever going to be perfected, it ought to be by now

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Bill Rowles

01-02-2013 11:15:06
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As I remember,from many years ago, they were assigned to pump gas,check oil, cooling water, tire pressure, and wipe the windows for customers. The business owner would not be able to compete in the automobile fueling business unless these free services were provided along with the fuel and "Green Stamps" and free trinkets such as water glasses and car wash coupons were also offered to keep customers coming back to the business.

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Hobo,NC

01-03-2013 05:10:37
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 Re: if it were ever going to be perfected, it ought to be by in reply to Bill Rowles, 01-02-2013 11:15:06  
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I gave service station work a try around 1976/77... I told the owner I would not handle money, pump gas are wash cars I would only do wrench work this went well until it started to cool off in October/Nov... Things slowed down he got rid of a few gofers so I had to handle money, pump gas, wash cars and do the wrench work... After a few weeks of going home with wet cold feet I checked out of their :lol: The pay was not bad at that time around $7 a hour,, I think the labor rate then was $6 a hour...

Prior to that job I worked at a Firestone tire shop same pay and EZ work... Every job was menu priced you do the job by script if it did not fix it the job was shipped... Why folks would pay for a tune up (are any other work) that did not fix their car and have to go somewhere else after paying for this work I never figgerd out but they always returned for more of it...

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Bob Harvey

01-02-2013 14:53:50
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 Re: if it were ever going to be perfected, it ought to be by now in reply to Bill Rowles, 01-02-2013 11:15:06  
I spent a portion of my 'formative' years as a 'gas jockey'. When you checked the oil and water and windsheild washer bucket, you also whipped of the air filter (if dirty showed it to the driver) and fan belt(s). We got a small commission (I repeat small) on any stuff sold. In my spare time I did tires, oil changes and cleaned the shop for a whopping $.85 per hour. AHH, them wuz the daze !!



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heybusdriver

01-02-2013 20:37:03
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 Re: if it were ever going to be perfected, it ought to be by now in reply to Bob Harvey, 01-02-2013 14:53:50  
Gee Bob, you got gypped, I got $1.00, at my uncle's Home station. Just worked there Saturdays, had full time job working Sunday night to Friday mornings , big money there $2.05 +$.007 graveyard @ Swift Canadian Meats.

Stan
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Jim-WI

01-03-2013 08:53:02
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 Re: if it were ever going to be perfected, it ought to be by now in reply to heybusdriver, 01-02-2013 20:37:03  
You got paid by the hour?!

I got $15 a week at my dad's Mobil station in 1974. Guess I should have asked for a raise!



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heybusdriver

01-02-2013 20:40:37
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 Re: if it were ever going to be perfected, it ought to be by now in reply to heybusdriver, 01-02-2013 20:37:03  
OOPS, put an extra 0 on the graveyard, meant $2.12 hour. 1965.

Stan
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2N with 8N motor 8N345567
8N 146710
8N 179555
8N 197904
8N 199000
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