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Re: My first insult
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2012, 07:27:47 AM »
I had one parts guy say something negative when I said I needed something for the eagle. I politely aske him why the distaste, he really didn't know what to say, so he just blabbered "they're a pain to find stuff for".  I politely said to the lad, "well, maybe if you knew how to do your job properly, you wouldn't have such a hard time." He didn't like that very much  :rotfl: . I then proceeded to show him how to find what I wanted, and actually showed a little gratitude for doing so.

Always with the parts guy hate ;)

 :rotfl: I myself am a parts guy (gm dealer) so I have a very low tolerance for that sort of thing. I try my best to be civilized though ;D lol.
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2012, 09:00:07 PM »
I had one parts guy say something negative when I said I needed something for the eagle. I politely aske him why the distaste, he really didn't know what to say, so he just blabbered "they're a pain to find stuff for".  I politely said to the lad, "well, maybe if you knew how to do your job properly, you wouldn't have such a hard time." He didn't like that very much  :rotfl: . I then proceeded to show him how to find what I wanted, and actually showed a little gratitude for doing so.

Always with the parts guy hate ;)

 :rotfl: I myself am a parts guy (gm dealer) so I have a very low tolerance for that sort of thing. I try my best to be civilized though ;D lol.

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Re: My first insult
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2012, 10:38:21 PM »
I was at the paint shop the other day matching up some weatherstripping and a regular came in to buy paint.  He was doing some work at the counter and must have overheard our intense conversation about cross sections and what not.  He says "What re you fixing up, an old Blazer?", to which I reply "Nah, an AMC Eagle."  He says "Oh. They stopped making those for a reason."  No one laughed or really payed any attention to him after that.

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Re: My first insult
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2012, 12:53:35 AM »
I don't get alot of haters, I'm lucky in the fact that quite a few people in this province had these cars at one time or another.  Another good thing is this is 'Redneck' province and city.  Anything 4x4 is good here.

Now, I will run into the odd idiot, who thinks it's a pacer, but so far, most of it has been pretty good encounters.
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2012, 04:22:50 AM »
Now, I will run into the odd idiot, who thinks it's a pacer, but so far, most of it has been pretty good encounters.
I encounter this more than anything around here. The worst part is the horrible problems with this car STILL aren't over. I really need to redo the whole vehicle. It's seriously becoming scrap-worthy.
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2012, 09:33:38 PM »
One of my employees had a part sitting on the counter I immediately identified it as a Subaru part (I'm a long time parts guy).  He asked if I knew so much about Subaru's because of working on my Subaru... I paused... thought a minute... and asked if he thought my Big Wagon was a Subaru.  In his defense in his world the only 4x4 car he has heard of is a Subaru.  I will always take an opportunity to teach.
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2012, 08:46:37 AM »
I will always take an opportunity to teach.

That's all it takes, many stores (and dealerships) around here do not do that anymore. Back when I first started in the parts world, I was told not to even think about using the computer, books only until I completely understood how to use them. Everyone was trained that way, there wasn't a bad parts person in the store. Times changed, computer system changed, management changed, of course then training changed, it then consisted of "play around with the computer, if you can't find it, it's not available". Dealerships can be even worse, especially commission based ones, they throw you to the wolves and tell you to figure it out on your own. Guys above you, want you to be dumb so they can make more (just like flat rate techs). Anyway, lol, good to hear you're willing to train your employees.
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2012, 10:51:38 AM »


That's all it takes, many stores (and dealerships) around here do not do that anymore. Back when I first started in the parts world, I was told not to even think about using the computer, books only until I completely understood how to use them. Everyone was trained that way, there wasn't a bad parts person in the store. Times changed, computer system changed, management changed, of course then training changed, it then consisted of "play around with the computer, if you can't find it, it's not available". Dealerships can be even worse, especially commission based ones, they throw you to the wolves and tell you to figure it out on your own. Guys above you, want you to be dumb so they can make more (just like flat rate techs). Anyway, lol, good to hear you're willing to train your employees.

Happened to me when I worked at the Ford dealership. The mechanics started coming to me at the walk-in customer desk because the back counter guy kept getting them the wrong parts (3 wrong, then the right) to pad his sales. He walked into the main office and demanded I be fired.
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2012, 12:15:22 PM »
I was at the paint shop the other day matching up some weatherstripping and a regular came in to buy paint.  He was doing some work at the counter and must have overheard our intense conversation about cross sections and what not.  He says "What re you fixing up, an old Blazer?", to which I reply "Nah, an AMC Eagle."  He says "Oh. They stopped making those for a reason."  No one laughed or really payed any attention to him after that.

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Re: My first insult
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2012, 07:27:30 PM »
i got a new one today concerning Eagle Eyes a new girl at work told me she's surprised my car runs at all considering how it looks. she looked surprised when i told her looks ain't everything because i don't care how it looks as long as runs and drives.
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2012, 05:50:03 AM »
i got a new one today concerning Eagle Eyes a new girl at work told me she's surprised my car runs at all considering how it looks. she looked surprised when i told her looks ain't everything because i don't care how it looks as long as runs and drives.

I'm afraid we live in a throw-away society now.  That's why all the i-somethings come with a sealed case, so you can't change the battery when it won't hold a charge anymore.  All of my wife's friends are dumbfounded because I repair the house and the cars myself.  They've tried to borrow me as their husbands are fairly worthless.  I tried to help a couple of them out but 'kids' these days do not want to learn, they just want someone to do it for them.  After a couple of those experiences I gave up as I have my own to-do lists at home.

My wife's car wouldn't start after work one Friday.  I picked her up and hauled the car home with the truck and trailer.  Before I arrived her weasel of a boss was trying to tease her and asked what I was going to do with the car, fix it?  She told him flatly that she would be driving it to work Monday...and she did.  Her boss was astonished and had a hard time understanding that I repaired it at home.  What an idiot.

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Re: My first insult
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2012, 10:28:35 AM »
The common comment I get is "There is still an AMC Eagle on the road?"

ALL THE TIME!! Or..."I haven't seen one of those in 20 years!" Yeah, ok......
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2012, 12:16:56 PM »
Here's one:

I was 'talked' into bringing my eagle to a 'Show n' Shine' last year (more like told to by my car club), and someone took a picture of it, posted it on Flicker, and started a 'does this belong at a car show' topic.

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Now I'm sure it was more of "is this car in showroom shape" kind of comment, and not "does an eagle belong at a car show" but it did get some good replies from other people - Including me.  I also posted (under the user name Whuntmore) and I got some others defending that it should be there.

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Re: My first insult
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2012, 12:34:52 PM »
it did get some good replies from other people - Including me. 

Good for you! First of all, our cars are worth defending. Besides our Jeep friends, there really is not another borderline-classic car that drivers use both for collectability and utilitarian uses. Great article from the NY Times a few years ago stating this....I think the article is in the archives; if not, I will provide a link.
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2012, 03:00:50 PM »

I encounter this more than anything around here. The worst part is the horrible problems with this car STILL aren't over. I really need to redo the whole vehicle. It's seriously becoming scrap-worthy.

Perhaps you should find another in better condition, and use the one you have now as a parts-car.