If you’ve been a technician for more than a few years you have probably thought about not doing it anymore: either through winning the lottery or just getting a better paying job. After all, this is one of the only careers on planet earth that if you ask, “should someone go into this industry?” it gets met with a resounding and often times overwhelming “NO!” We love you guys, but at the same time we think that EVERYONE should have a plan for their post-technician career. Maybe it’s somewhere else in the building, maybe it’s selling cars instead of fixing them, maybe it’s a different industry altogether that requires different skills and training. The brass tacks of this conversation is, there might come a day when you CAN’T be a technician anymore, and let’s face it, life’s too short to turn wrenches until you’re an invalid.
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