A bit of background information before I ask my question(s) - I have been employed by Jiffy Lube for a little while now. Before employment, I knew nothing of this company. Since I was old enough to drive, I have always done my own oil changes, tire rotations, and general up-keep. I never was a customer of any quick lube place because I am naturally suspicious of businesses such as Jiffy Lube. I figured since I loved working with cars, why not get paid for doing so?
It did not take me long to figure out just why people have an incredible dislike for Jiffy Lube.
Here’s what I’ve seen from my idiot co-workers:
-Forgot to add oil, seized engine
-When they don’t have your oil that they’ve already sold you, they put snake oil into the good bottles just in case you’re watching
-Canister filters destroyed, later caused major leakage
-Tire impacted onto the rotor sideways
-Tires are never torqued (often overtightened with 30 seconds of the impact wrench for each lug nut), some have fallen off of customers’ cars while driving
-When rotating tires, lug nuts aren’t put on diametrically resulting in warped rotors.
-Washer fluid placed into oil pan
-Incorrect gear oil placed into differentials.
-Regional Manager broke air filter housing
…These are just a very few of the incidents I have seen, at least one a day.
When I leave this job, and regretfully place the burning words JIFFY LUBE on my resume, will independently-owned shops (or any for that matter) disregard my application? Generally, do most shops ignore anyone with quick-lube experience? Any response is appreciated, thanks.