The Car Wash Life

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Once a Week Thing

I've had a couple times during my work life where I have done my vacation week as one day at a time for five Tuesdays. I do not like taking a vacation in such a way. First off, I would feel I was in a race against the clock to cover Tuesday. While having Tuesday and my regular Wednesday off were... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

When We Were Audited

Back in 2008, we had the misfortune of being audited. We were not doing anything illegal to warrant being audited nor were we random per se. What gives? The answer lied with the gas prices. Gas prices were insanely high in 2008. The highness seemingly happened over night. Because of the price spike,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Online and the Rewards

Most of the time I place online orders with our main suppliers. The reason I do that is because of the rewards program. Trying to cash in the rewards over the phone is a hassle, so it's just easier to place the order online and cash in the rewards. Generally, the regular exception is with the once a... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 8, 2024

The Slow Lube Next Door

The new oil lube place next to Location A is not doing much business. Why is that? I believe it was because they replaced the popular Jerry Francona, Sr. and Jr. oil lube. Francona, Sr. and Jr. had cheaper oil change prices, and I feel that put off the customers. I imagine most of those customers... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

When Steve Complimented Me

2007 Dad was away for a few days in Deep Creek, Maryland. Location A has two buildings. The back building contains five self-service bays. I was working the tunnel and the gas at the front with Tamie and Roy Kent. Steve Redder was bouncing around, and he discovered a problem. The pits were stopped... Sign in to see full entry.

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