Good place for a young person to make a buck, with a few drawbacks
Automotive Lube Technician (Former Employee) – Pickering, ON – 8 July 2018
They gave me a job when I needed it so there isn't too much bad I can really say. The job is tough, especially upselling to customers who clearly really don't have the money to spend. It can be heartbreaking in that sense.
Most of the guys I worked with were good and nice people, mostly just certain parts of management were shady. Too often someone got promoted for almost no reason except he was a friend of the owner or his son, and left other people with huge accolades and amazing accomplishments in the dust.
The job is fun, the oil changes are actually a lot of fun to perform, and believe it or not is the smallest part of the upper technicians job.
Your job is to be charming and nice, and trusting. So that customers are willing to let you perform services on their vehicles, rather than go somewhere else to have it done.