My question is, How would you define professional mechanic and what they do? We have a new service manager who came from a BMW dealer ship. In the 6 weeks he has been here I have been written up for leaving oil dry on a hyd puddle overnight, and all we have heard is "work harder, work faster" . The guy is a real d**k. He also is trying to implement a "incentive program" based off of SRT times. The pay scale starts at $10 hr up to $20 hr.. Right now I am making a straight up hourly wage in the middle. He is telling me the other day that he was looking at my numbers for last year and he tells me I could have made $6000 more. Now I'm on a fixed income. apt to pay for car and insurance ect. and I don't have to tell ya`ll about the price of gas and such.. So Im looking at the chart he gave me, according to the numbers I was around $20 hr for 3 months, April, Oct. and Nov, the 3 month out of the year we are doing more service and less repair. Around $15 hr for 5 months, May June July August and Sept.. Now here is the kicker. Dec. Jan., and Feb I would have made $10 hr. and the reasoning I got was that it is slow during the winter, and I was working on Showroom set ups and working on demo equipment. I would have made $6000 more, but I would have froze and starved all winter. So I told him that this was unacceptable. I need the same amount of money every month to pay my bills. His responce was "You`ll just have to budget your money better". When I said that since I would have made $6000 more How about a raise?.... He told me " I cant just give you a raise you have to earn it." Sorry about the long rant. I am just feeling the stress. What do ya`ll think?