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#4505376 - 09/02/17 11:35 AM I Applied At A Havoline Express Lube
Red91 Offline


Registered: 12/09/13
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Loc: Alabama, United States
I'm not going to jump the gun, but I applied for a job at a local Havoline Express Lube today. Wish me luck.
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#4505379 - 09/02/17 11:37 AM Re: I Applied At A Havoline Express Lube [Re: Red91]
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Registered: 06/15/03
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go get em!

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#4505385 - 09/02/17 11:40 AM Re: I Applied At A Havoline Express Lube [Re: Red91]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10128
Loc: OH
Good luck Red! I like Havoline. Still want to stop by O'Reillys to see if they have some on clearance. $7 for a jug of synthetic. Last time I checked they had six jugs of 5w30 and six jugs of 10w30.

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#4505399 - 09/02/17 11:50 AM Re: I Applied At A Havoline Express Lube [Re: Red91]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21178
Loc: Orlando, FL
Good luck hopefully you get hired.

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#4505402 - 09/02/17 11:52 AM Re: I Applied At A Havoline Express Lube [Re: Red91]
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Registered: 10/13/08
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Loc: The Old North State
Not sure what position you've applied for or hope to get but being a member and reading bitog, imo you'll be one of, if not the most qualified employee there. Good Luck.

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#4505410 - 09/02/17 12:04 PM Re: I Applied At A Havoline Express Lube [Re: Sayjac]
Red91 Offline


Registered: 12/09/13
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Loc: Alabama, United States
I applied for a regular oil change tech. I'm supposed to hear from the manager first of next week.
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#4505414 - 09/02/17 12:07 PM Re: I Applied At A Havoline Express Lube [Re: Red91]
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6363
Loc: Texas
You just might be the manager before you know it - all the best !

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#4505416 - 09/02/17 12:13 PM Re: I Applied At A Havoline Express Lube [Re: 4WD]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5208
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Absolutely...this is where some adult ed comes in to play. Communicate clearly and use as few words as you can.
Were they to ask you to travel to manage or work in a different location, would you? could you?

Best of luck.

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#4505421 - 09/02/17 12:19 PM Re: I Applied At A Havoline Express Lube [Re: Red91]
Red91 Offline


Registered: 12/09/13
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I may be the only person who might enjoy working at an express lube lol.
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#4505432 - 09/02/17 12:37 PM Re: I Applied At A Havoline Express Lube [Re: Red91]
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Registered: 10/17/04
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Good luck!
Kira has good advice. It's called economy of words. Sounds crude, but less talk, more positive attitude and work makes for a great employee.
You may have to actually use a 10w30 though, or heaven forbid, an 0w20!

But I bet you recognize this straight away...
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#4505433 - 09/02/17 12:40 PM Re: I Applied At A Havoline Express Lube [Re: beanoil]
Red91 Offline


Registered: 12/09/13
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Loc: Alabama, United States
As much as I like straight 30, I can live with whatever. I'm slowly selling off my oil stash, so it isn't unlikely my next fill might be a 10W-40. We'll see.
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#4505435 - 09/02/17 12:44 PM Re: I Applied At A Havoline Express Lube [Re: Red91]
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Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 1604
Loc: Ontario
On the surface it seems like a pretty straightforward job: change oil and don't screw it up. You will quickly learn there are sales quotas to be met and they are not designed with the car manufacturers' intervals in mind.
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#4505444 - 09/02/17 12:54 PM Re: I Applied At A Havoline Express Lube [Re: Red91]
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Registered: 04/13/13
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Loc: The Northeast
Best of luck!
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#4505445 - 09/02/17 12:54 PM Re: I Applied At A Havoline Express Lube [Re: silverrat]
Red91 Offline


Registered: 12/09/13
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Elaborate please. I'm sure I get it, but a little detail is appreciated. I'm not a salesman.
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#4505451 - 09/02/17 01:04 PM Re: I Applied At A Havoline Express Lube [Re: Red91]
silverrat Offline


Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 1604
Loc: Ontario
Originally Posted By: Red91
Elaborate please. I'm sure I get it, but a little detail is appreciated. I'm not a salesman.


Most of the time at these quick change places you sell extra services. The national chain I worked had quotas with incentives (make more money and keeping your job). For example $100 per car average bill. If people come in for a $50 oil change, you have to on average sell them $50 more worth of stuff. If you service 10 cars you are expected to generate $1000 revenue. Cars keep coming in with 100k mile transmission service intervals and lifetime differential fluid? Too bad, show them the old vs new fluid and explain to them they need it now at 40k miles. 30k mile air filter and cabin filter? Pull them out at 15k and tell them they need it because look at how dirty they are. Car manufacturer recommends 5k, 6k, 10k OCI? Print them out a sticker for 3k and when they go over it recommend an engine flush to get rid of the sludge. Etc etc.

This was not a hole in the wall little place I was working at. This was a national chain in Canada that advertises during pro sporting events. This for them was standard operating prodcedure.


Edited by silverrat (09/02/17 01:06 PM)
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