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Mini rant: Females should not be allowed to work at auto stores

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by ThatGuy4life, May 8, 2007.

  1. ThatGuy4life

    ThatGuy4life The Riced Sleeper

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    unless, they've had years of experience working on cars, or went to school for it. I love the female gender and don't usually discriminate, but today got me a little peturbed. So as ya'll know I did my swap back in Oct and I had to use the crank pulley from my old motor on the type r. Doing so I had to buy the alt belt for the type r and since that fit nicely I got the ps belt for the r as well. Well it never did fit right (had some slack). So about a month after the swap I got tired of the squeal so I went back to Autozone to get the ps belt for the si, but was too short. So I went back and was helped by one of the female workers and asked her for the size in between the 2, She said "they don't make any sizes in between. Not believing her I went to another az and again was helped by a female clerk who said the same thing. 2 months later the squeal got annoying again so I went to another az in a a different city, and you guessed it, another female clerk who said the same thing.

    So I get to thinking, they work in the store they have the computer to look up parts so they must know what they're talking about. So this past Saturday as I was putting back on my valve cover I decided to mess with the ps again. Still couldn't get it any tighter, so I told myself I'd probably just go buy another crank pully and tensioner. So today while I was at Acura picking up a stud for my valve cover sinced I over torqued one and snapped it, I asked them to get me a printout of the serpentine belts routing, figured I'd take a look and see if maybe I put it on wrong why I couldn't get it tight. Got home and it's right. Then figured I'd go to az once more. This time the manager is there and I asked him the same question to which he replied, "there's like 3 or 4 sizes in between the two". I looked at him as if I was crazy and said, "you're joking". He went to the back and came out with 5 belts, so I grab the 89.1cm belt went home and bam, no more squeal.

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  2. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    it's not about women, it's the fact that you can't get reliable help these days. people are fucking lazy. they are worthless. you and I (among the other prior servicemen) realize that people do jobs half assed because nobody will stick a steel toe boot up there ass if they fuck up.

    thats one thing i hate about civilian life, there is no accountability at all. you can't reach across and fuck somebody up if they are stupid.

    give me a 341 bitch. hahahahaha
     
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    free crx New Member

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    "You cant get good help these days and even bad help is expensive..."
     
  4. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it's a matter of the hiring strategy for these places. But honestly, I used to go to NAPA / others and they got my order wrong just as often.

    I took a look at my Advance account 2 weeks ago... $9500 in 2 years. NICE !

    I get 18% discounts.
     
  5. Turbo&Auto

    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    Advance auto is the worst, I have YET to goto one and just buy a part and walk out. At least a 20 minute wait even to buy the dumbest thing right off the shelf. Carquest FTW!
     
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    i dunno, i've had shittier help from some guys than i have had from some girls...
    i usually just look up my own parts and call the store with a part number

    it helps when you are "friends" with the people
     
  7. ThatGuy4life

    ThatGuy4life The Riced Sleeper

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    holy shit, 341 :rawr: Been a long time since I heard that.

    Yea it does, but most of my friends work at the dealerships, and I don't like to bother them with the little shit
     
  8. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i can rarely get any help from male or female at Autozone.. i usually get pissed off and drive to Honda ... the parts girl there knows me now.. she always asks if my car is done yet. hahhaha
     
  9. Black Widow g2

    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    I've ran into worse. Most of the time I'm telling a male how to do his job. Showing him 'hey, this is what I have, so THIS is what I need. Find it. Thanks.' Hence... I go to Honda with part numbers. I hate auto parts stores.
     
  10. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    lucky you, i cant even FIND a power steering belt for my car. they dont list one at ANY auto store for a 97-02 1.5 mirage w/o a/c.

    luckily, the one from the 93-96 1.5 fits :)
     
  11. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I have friends at Advanced and Pep Boys. They put in the extra effort when I need things. But I do run into problems when I go to the stores down at school.
     
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