Yeah, I finally got the BAD news about my car repairs..
Can you believe that for a little economy car there is nearly $5,000 worth of repairs to be done??
I don't think all of the plastic, metal, upholstery and rubber in my car would add up to $5,000!
However, because I'm in the wrong line of work, I can now see that about 2/3 of that bill is LABOR costs. Let's get something straight here..
If I were to take my car in because I can't get a headlight to work, it would cost me about $75 to replace it in a shop.
Because it's a MINIMUM of $60 just for the mechanic to even look at it, plus $15 for the new lamp.
I've replaced headlights before. It's a 10 minute job.. TOPS.
If they're clearing $60 for a 10 minute job, that equals $300 an hour.
I need to go back to school. Trade school, that is.
That way, I can learn how to work on these computerized cars, and the fleece the unknowing consumer who buys these cars for every last cent they own!
Better yet.. I'll buy a garage, and staff it with mechanics, and just take my cut right off the top! This way, I can't be seen as the "bad guy" because I'm only paying my guys for the hard work they do in order to keep your expensive toys up and running!
This is brilliant. Now, all I need are a couple of willing *ahem* guinea pigs *ahem* investors, and I can get started!