Truth be known, the OP making 500 a week pre-tax is really not that bad for this part of the country and being comparatively new to the field. It’s very easy to want more now and there is always a struggle on the way up.
My concern with car dealers (and it doesn’t include me anymore Thank God) is that it seems over the past dozen or so years they’re in a race to the bottom. They all seem to want to adopt a 30 dollar oil change Jiffy Lube business model except they’re throwing in a 100 point inspection and free tire rotations on top of it.
I agree with Rod Knox about the techs percentage of the door rate getting lower and lower.
About 10 years ago the local Chrysler dealer ran an ad showing all of the techs in their service dept and touting the total years experience. Almost every guy was 40 to 50 years old.
Five years went by and they did a redeux of the same ad. This time every tech looked like they just got out of high school.
The kicker besides the usual boilerplate BS about plenty of work, etc was the addendum to their ad. It was stated that “We have other great benefits for the technicians such as a soda machine”.
Wow; if someone was on the fence about filling out an application that soda machine (and it’s not a free one) should be what swings the deal…