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#555 of 1366 Re: Customer service [thorscar]
Jan 17, 2013 (12:32 pm)
That's a tough one given the poor airline quality and service these days. Lots of cancellations and delays. The rental car company has to decide the tradeoff of how long to withhold the vehicle because at a certain point it becomes difficult to lease it out for the day. Had that happen once to me with Hertz in Vegas. But they made it up to me by upgrading me from a Camry to a Cadillac CTS. So I thought considering both sides of the issue, that it was fair to both sides.
Jan 22, 2013 (8:11 pm)
Got to drive a Ford Focus SEL hatch, a Ford Edge, A jeep Liberty and a Nissan Altima at my new part time job today. Sure had a blast though some cars were better than others. Will come back later and detail likes/dislikes. looks like I'll be able to drive all sorts of makes and models in the near future and I can't wait. This is my "dream job"! Thank you G-d!!!
#557 of 1366 Re: New Job [sandman_6472]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 22, 2013 (8:17 pm)
Very cool. Is this the "car porter" job you mentioned a month or so ago (unless I'm confusing you with someone else again. )?
#558 of 1366 Re: New Job [steve_]
Jan 23, 2013 (6:42 am)
Absolutely...it's a part time gig and I'm basically on call as they don't get much notice. They call and if you are available...you work. Since I'm retired and at home most of the time, it was just perfect. And getting to drive so many different makes and models is pretty cool...who could ask for more! And I get paid to do this...I must've died and gone to car heaven!
#559 of 1366 Re: New Job [sandman_6472]
Jan 23, 2013 (7:05 am)
Sounds fun. My grandpa had a post-retirement job like that, to get out of my grandma's hair and maybe make something to spend at the track. I think mostly he would drive cars back and forth between SEA and PDX, probably returning one way rentals with out of state plates, before such things were common. He did this until he was 75 or 76, IIRC.
#560 of 1366 Re: New Job [sandman_6472]
Jan 23, 2013 (1:08 pm)
is this for a new car dealer, doing dealer swaps?
#562 of 1366 Re: New Job [stickguy]
Jan 24, 2013 (8:09 am)
Rental companies. We did Dollar rental cars that day. They have 'em lined up and we get to go pick what we like...but I found out one needs to move rather quickly as the old timers knew exactly what makes they wanted. traffic on the interstate can get pretty dicey at times and there are cops everywhere...just need to stay focused while driving within an acceptable speed range and not making any stupid moves. An old timer told me "to fly under the radar"! Hopefully I'll be called into to work more often as I get more experience. I have no problem being on call or working weekends as I'm home all the time.
#563 of 1366 Re: New Job [sandman_6472]
Jan 24, 2013 (1:44 pm)
Have you had the "pleasure" of driving a Fiat 500 yet? =)
I got stuck with one the last time I flew into LAX late at night and it was NOT fun! Driving on the 405 is scary enough in a much larger and more powerful vehicle, but it was almost suicidal in that thing!
Jan 25, 2013 (1:47 pm)
I've heard National at SEA now has the LR2 - that's an odd rental. Roll the dice.