Car Forums  

Go Back   Car Forums > General Discussions > Off Topic
FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-16-2007, 03:51 AM   #1
Satty101
CF's L body Freak
 
Satty101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Colorado Springs CO
Posts: 2,865
To explain my absense

I've been going to school for automotive mechanics for a while now (UTI) and since I'm done with school now, I got a full time job. I'm working as many hours as I possibly can so I can buy a 2000 SLP Edition Camaro SS. I will get back on here when I finally get my car and have some free time. Till then, I'll pop in every now and then.
__________________
My cars:

1999 Chevrolet Camaro SS (PC'd)
1994 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 Q4 (W41 M90'd)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 (4WD)

My wife's cars:

1971 Dodge Charger SE (stock and original 383 auto)
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX (kid-hauler)
Satty101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2007, 04:49 AM   #2
windsonian
Dodger65's weirdo
 
windsonian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Down Below
Posts: 2,081
Quote:
Originally Posted by Satty101
I've been going to school for automotive mechanics for a while now (UTI) and since I'm done with school now, I got a full time job. I'm working as many hours as I possibly can so I can buy a 2000 SLP Edition Camaro SS. I will get back on here when I finally get my car and have some free time. Till then, I'll pop in every now and then.
dude, welcome back!
__________________
You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
windsonian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2007, 04:54 PM   #3
Bronxie
Dont know crap about cars
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Westchester Co., NY
Posts: 1,386
Good luck getting your car
__________________


Driving a lotus is more thrilling than sex.
Bronxie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2007, 05:25 PM   #4
giant016
My mom says I'm cool
 
giant016's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Western Mass.
Posts: 1,274
Geez, a 2000 Camaro SS? Never seen one of those.
__________________
Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society

giant016 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2007, 08:09 PM   #5
chris_knows
๑۩۞
 
chris_knows's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada Status:Trying to find my ish
Posts: 7,630
Welcome back...Hope you get the Camaro (and come by Ontario ) lol
__________________
chris_knows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 01:42 AM   #6
Cliffy
CF Loafer
 
Cliffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: NE Hampshire, England, UK
Posts: 8,441
Welcome back, Satty!
__________________


Please click here for the rules prior to posting, and here to introduce yourself!

Artwork courtesy of Gregg, aka Voda48
Cliffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 11:31 PM   #7
Zalight
Who's house? Runs house.
 
Zalight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 2,264
You've had time for myspace...



:ohnoes:
__________________
1999 BMW ///M3
Zalight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2007, 12:38 AM   #8
Satty101
CF's L body Freak
 
Satty101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Colorado Springs CO
Posts: 2,865
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zalight
You've had time for myspace...



:ohnoes:


Not much. Had to downgrade the places I went. I usually go to about....13 forums? I think...
__________________
My cars:

1999 Chevrolet Camaro SS (PC'd)
1994 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 Q4 (W41 M90'd)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 (4WD)

My wife's cars:

1971 Dodge Charger SE (stock and original 383 auto)
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX (kid-hauler)
Satty101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2007, 02:17 AM   #9
V-Tec
CF's student post whore
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 797
how did u like UTI? what did u take over there? and what was the cost? I am considenring taking it.
__________________
I always tell the truth,
even when i lie
V-Tec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2007, 05:22 AM   #10
Satty101
CF's L body Freak
 
Satty101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Colorado Springs CO
Posts: 2,865
Quote:
Originally Posted by V-Tec
how did u like UTI? what did u take over there? and what was the cost? I am considenring taking it.

If you want my honest opinion of it, don't waste your time/money. They oversell the campus big time. Granted the drinking made up for some of it, it was still a PITA. And if you need a job down there, don't bother at any shops (at the Glendale Hieghts campus atleast). they're always packed full of UTI student applications. Some of the instructors were cool, some were complete pricks, and some were so boring and mono-tone, you fell asleep within the first hour of class. And no, you can't learn shit with the last two. The cool ones make it a hell of a lotta fun. It was about 21,000 for automotive only. 32,000-ish for auto/diesel/industrial. Industrial is just Hydrolics and Transport Refrigeration. that's it. You can sign up for the ASE tests right at the school which is nice, and their job placement is a complete joke. They basically tell employers where you're going to be living that you graduated and will be looking for a job. That's it. They're really strict as far as dress code goes. Hair length, piercings, tucked in shirt, long pants, work shoes/boots, name tag, everything.

So my honest opinion, it's not worth the money. If you still would like to try for yourself, be my guest. You may think it's great, but I sure didn't.
__________________
My cars:

1999 Chevrolet Camaro SS (PC'd)
1994 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 Q4 (W41 M90'd)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 (4WD)

My wife's cars:

1971 Dodge Charger SE (stock and original 383 auto)
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX (kid-hauler)
Satty101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2007, 11:20 PM   #11
Zalight
Who's house? Runs house.
 
Zalight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 2,264
Did you take Ford FACT or anything?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Satty101
If you want my honest opinion of it, don't waste your time/money. They oversell the campus big time. Granted the drinking made up for some of it, it was still a PITA. And if you need a job down there, don't bother at any shops (at the Glendale Hieghts campus atleast). they're always packed full of UTI student applications. Some of the instructors were cool, some were complete pricks, and some were so boring and mono-tone, you fell asleep within the first hour of class. And no, you can't learn shit with the last two. The cool ones make it a hell of a lotta fun. It was about 21,000 for automotive only. 32,000-ish for auto/diesel/industrial. Industrial is just Hydrolics and Transport Refrigeration. that's it. You can sign up for the ASE tests right at the school which is nice, and their job placement is a complete joke. They basically tell employers where you're going to be living that you graduated and will be looking for a job. That's it. They're really strict as far as dress code goes. Hair length, piercings, tucked in shirt, long pants, work shoes/boots, name tag, everything.

So my honest opinion, it's not worth the money. If you still would like to try for yourself, be my guest. You may think it's great, but I sure didn't.
__________________
1999 BMW ///M3
Zalight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2007, 12:42 AM   #12
Satty101
CF's L body Freak
 
Satty101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Colorado Springs CO
Posts: 2,865
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zalight
Did you take Ford FACT or anything?


Nah. I was thinking about taking Toyota but GM is really my passion. I'd rather work on a variety of cars and do all around stuff than work at a dealer for a car company I dis-like. So I work at Firestone pullin in about 320-350 a week. Not too bad for the first full-time job I've had. Helps saving and with car payments.
__________________
My cars:

1999 Chevrolet Camaro SS (PC'd)
1994 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 Q4 (W41 M90'd)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 (4WD)

My wife's cars:

1971 Dodge Charger SE (stock and original 383 auto)
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX (kid-hauler)
Satty101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2007, 06:48 PM   #13
Zalight
Who's house? Runs house.
 
Zalight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 2,264
Quote:
Originally Posted by Satty101
Nah. I was thinking about taking Toyota but GM is really my passion. I'd rather work on a variety of cars and do all around stuff than work at a dealer for a car company I dis-like. So I work at Firestone pullin in about 320-350 a week. Not too bad for the first full-time job I've had. Helps saving and with car payments.


You just busting tires over there?
__________________
1999 BMW ///M3
Zalight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2007, 07:09 PM   #14
Satty101
CF's L body Freak
 
Satty101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Colorado Springs CO
Posts: 2,865
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zalight
You just busting tires over there?

Nah. Alignments, oil changes, suspension work, exhaust every now and then, alternator/battery/starter work, minor engine work, busting tires, tranny work. It's not too bad but yesterday we were DEAD. I worked on maybe 3 cars then sat around for about 7 hours because there was nothing for me to do.
__________________
My cars:

1999 Chevrolet Camaro SS (PC'd)
1994 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 Q4 (W41 M90'd)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 (4WD)

My wife's cars:

1971 Dodge Charger SE (stock and original 383 auto)
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX (kid-hauler)
Satty101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2007, 01:04 AM   #15
Cliffy
CF Loafer
 
Cliffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: NE Hampshire, England, UK
Posts: 8,441
Quote:
Originally Posted by Satty101
...then sat around for about 7 hours because there was nothing for me to do.
Couldn't you sweep the floor?.......
__________________


Please click here for the rules prior to posting, and here to introduce yourself!

Artwork courtesy of Gregg, aka Voda48
Cliffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2002 - 2011 Car Forums. All rights reserved.