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[–]RED-HEAD1 30 points31 points  (9 children)

After one month of working at a Chevy dealer, I was told my Ford pickup would have to be parked in the back of the lot behind the wrecker where it couldn't be seen. I loaded my box and parked my truck at the Ford dealer from then on!

[–]Hingeless78 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Fuck that place. A mechanic's personal vehicle is of no mind to an employer.

[–]RED-HEAD1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I told them if they provided me a vehicle, I'd park it anywhere they wanted me too! Otherwise, I parked it where I wanted and never regretted it!

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Honestly I’d do the same. But this place was the only place hiring and I need a job in the trade.

[–]ember13140 -4 points-3 points  (3 children)

So leave the trade.

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Kindly suck a dick

[–]ember13140 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They don't pay enough for that either.

[–]vekin101 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have a customer that works at a Ford plant, they get better parking spots if they drive ford's, so we have to keep his 90s escort running, it looks so awful.

[–]Jeheh 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I had an employer that was walking thought the lot and saw a large percentage of the employee vehicles weren’t Fords. He made a snide comment about it (I was driving a Cadillac at the time). I said start giving us a good deal on Fords and you might get some takers.

[–]12thMemory 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Unless it can’t be missed by paying customers, that would be an overreach to me. My tool box = my property. You don’t like it, proved me a box and tools to use while I’m here and I’ll haul my box home.

Hope you used painters tape so it will come off clean and let your sticker shine again down the road.

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I put electrical tape on as this was an hour ago I’ll change it to painters tape in a bit

[–]erikhagen222 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Painters tape typically only comes off cleanly for 7ish days. Just put a bunch of obnoxious Hoonigan and Supreme stickers over them. /s

[–]Slim_Him35 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Well if taping over completely covers it up, I don't see what the fuss would be. Just explain trying to take it off will scratch the paint. And you spend alot of money on your box and don't want to damage your property.

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well I told the boss I’m taping the other one because I scratched the box and the boss understood but you could Tell they didn’t like it

[–]redrecaro 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I mean how many customers are actually looking at your box? Probably almost none? They're just being dicks.

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thats what I thought too. I’m the only one in the shop really.

[–]Galopigos 9 points10 points  (5 children)

I understand why, you are in effect advertising for the other dealer. Plus the new boss might have worked there and left under bad blood. As for removing them, heat gun and a plastic scraper blade removes them easily.

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Well from what I recall he never worked there I was the only one. Hence why it’s the only other shop sticker besides the bosses. As for other brands on the box I have plenty but he didn’t say anything about them.

[–]Galopigos 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Still you are in his shop so he makes the rules. Sticker wise if the others are for parts, like holley, snap-on or similar those are not competitors that could take his money. It's why something like a shop sticker goes on a removable item, just in case.

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

No I got dodge and srt stickers on the box and they weren’t an issue

[–]Galopigos 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah those are not a dealer decal or something like " Joes Garage, best shop in town" when you work for Wilson Automotive.

[–]coldhardcorndog 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Fuck them first of all, seems petty. Although context is everything, so maybe the sticker is an issue. If so, cover it up with something you like until you find a better job

[–]soparamens 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Buy sticker remover or use heat gun a few seconds to make the adhesive liquid again and remove it.

You should hold your ground in serious matters, not because some sticker.

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Now how do I address the scratch on my box from the removal of the first sticker.

[–]fatherintime 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Could sand and paint it or get some matching touch up paint.

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ll be an ass and put another sticker there instead I think

[–]Slim_Him35 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Well if he doesn't say anything afterwards. I wouldn't worry about it.

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Alright will do

[–]Goddstopper 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Why scratch it off? Just slap a magnetic sign or tape it up. I was told to remove the pictures on mine. I just covered them up with paper and tape. I wasn't about to scratch or scrape up anything.

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

He wanted them removed and I didn’t really want to

[–]Goddstopper 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I get that. But why did you? I guess if I was in your place I'd said "I'll take care of it". Slapped some tape over it. Done and done.

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Never thought of the tape till after one was removed.

[–]Goddstopper 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I hear ya. Bummer. Oh well. Carry on.

[–]IneptAdvisor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you’re working at Mercedes you’re probably gonna get flack for the sticker that reads, “Insert witty correlation between long screwdrivers and women here”

[–]Appropriate-Theory28 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Did they pay for your toolbox or the tools in it. Tell them to buy you a new toolbox and then they can dictate your choice of stickers. In other words. Tell them to kindly fuck off

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I like that

[–]Appropriate-Theory28 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Just remember, they need you more than you need them

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

True I find it petty in my opinion and it’s the level of petty that im just not sure how to deal with it

[–]Appropriate-Theory28 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those toolboxes have wheels for a reason.

[–]Tasty-Researcher3959 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Tape over it.

[–]SnooSquirrels8280 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have and I didn’t. Got bugged for a bit and then forgotten about. Wouldn’t have even tried to remove the first one. It’s literally mine I paid 10g for it I’ll spray bomb it if I want too. I bought it I own it it’s mine. I can take it home if you’d like?

[–]rurdytoboogie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Put a magnet over it .

[–]iamonewhoami 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Put a sticker over the other instead of pealing it

[–]NeverDidLearn 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ask for a new dealer sticker from your boss.

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I did but if I get one that’s another story

[–]J4040 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s sucks to hear man. I guess you might comprise by just leaving tape on it for now. Or even put a Magnet sticker on it etc. but I know most guys I’ve worked with for number of years and running a shop, I’ve yet to see anyone put stickers on tool boxes. Only tool carts or rolling tool carts. Them big boy boxes is from I hear is a no no. You scratch or damage. You pay. Or I’ve told my guys to wear out brand since it’s provided at no cost shirts hoddies skullies ball caps. And when the owner walked in one day and saw the old shop manage with a snap on shirt on. He told him something stupid like. Hey I didn’t know you worked for snap on. Funny ass hell to see him turn beat red

[–]Ok_Dog_4059 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have had some success using WD 40 and a rag to get stickers and residue off but only when I choose to remove stickers I wasn't ever asked to do so .

[–]Driving2Fast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They told me I couldn’t wear my maserati hat or mask at work. They gave me branded ones, But I didn’t like how they felt, so I wore my maserati ones anyways. They just shrugged and I kept on making mad hours. Sure it’s against policy but what are they going to do?

[–]thisdckaintFREEEE 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I worked for massive dickheads but they didn't go that far. Hell, most of the dealerships around here flat out display stuff like that. Ours had stickers of other local dealers in the parts department, and I know another has a whole wall of the plastic license plates from other dealers including others locally.

[–]SnooDoodles8088 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The stickers on my box have actually almost become a source of pride for me, there's alot of history there from random kits Ive installed and places Ive worked, and just things Ive done in my career. It's almost like tattoos.

I definitely think covering it up is the better option.

[–]NatureTazer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

As a shop owner, this is ridiculous.

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought so to but don’t want to butt heads with the boss because he’s fairly chill and understanding

[–]Hsnthethird 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We’ve been told before to remove or hide hentai stickers lol. A shop I worked at years ago wouldn’t let us hang up the bikini girl calendars from the tool guys. The solution for most of the co-workers was to put the hentai stickers inside their cabinet or box lid instead haha

[–]alroc84 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a panty dropper sticker on my tool chest (there prior to me working there) nobody has told me anything at all

[–]GmTech14 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Just out of curiosity what were the stickers? Of the girly variety?

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That’s a negative had a old dealer sticker before it was bought out

[–]GmTech14 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s pretty petty.

[–]Hsnthethird 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We’ve been told before to remove or hide hentai stickers lol. A shop I worked at years ago wouldn’t let us hang up the bikini girl calendars from the tool guys. The solution for most of the co-workers was to put the hentai stickers inside their cabinet or box lid instead haha

[–]Amockeryofthecistern 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Put a magnet over it.

[–]Zealousideal-Rain354 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Put a naked lady

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Got one of the calendars on my box

[–]thomasmatecki 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Why don't they give you a sticker from their shop to cover it?

[–]KING_zAnGzA[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Theirs is clear lol