yikes. i'd probably start drinking early at home and just not come back after lunch if i'd done one car since 8:45am.
it seems to me that thats just the way the automotive industry works, at most shops i've been at at least. its busy, then its slow. everybody rushes in at the same time, the everybody leaves. its cyclical. busy in the summer, slow in winter especially couple weeks after halloween thru thanksgiving and then christmas. after new years it again picks up.
also i have always found it weird that if one of our machines is down, we get a lot more cars than normal for that machine. ois goes down, we get a lot less 99 and older and seemingly everything that comes in is 00 and up. bar 97 goes down we get a bunch of 99 and older crap or a bunch of motorhomes. seen it like that at two different smog shops in two different parts of the state so it can't be a coincidence. can it?
alas we were super slow yesterday, at least to how the last few months have gone. ended up around only 26 smogs. maybe 35 cars total? with oil changes and smog repairs
Same exact thing for me in two different shops. It has to be something about the day that triggers certain people to come... not sure if income level/car worth has something to do with it or not but it sure seems related......
Also, on the day OP made this post, I only did two cars the entire day. Usually I’m around 7-18
sounds like the last shop i was at. some days i'd do 3 or 4 from 8:30am-5:30pm, and one saturday from 10-2 i did 22 freaking smogs. i was the only smog tech at that shop and we only had 1 ois and 1 bar 97. shop i'm at now has 4 licensed smog techs along with 2 ois and 2 bar 97. we average around 32 a day, and with oil changes, smog related repairs, tire rotations and other assorted mechanical work around 40 cars a day pass thru