Today is my last day as a professional mechanic. I am changing professions because what was once a career that provided a good living just doesn’t pay anymore (my income in 2017 was less than 2007 ) While shop owners are prospering in million dollar homes, the guy pulling wrenches survives at best. It is just not worth it anymore.
I have started a new career in which I use the same skill set and a fraction of the tools and I don’t have to get grimy dirty everyday. Oh, and it’s double the money!
I may still work on tractors some day as part of my own business, but I am done doing it at a dealership.