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I’ll do this until I find a real job

Exactly 35 years ago this month, I was unemployed. I had just relocated back to South Florida after a stint working in a glue and caulking factory in the Midwest. I realized early in my glue and caulking career that I wasn’t cutout for assembly line work. 

Eventually, I found a job […]

I’ll do this until I find a real job2020-07-01T15:00:35+00:00

“You’ve come a long way, baby”

Back in the 70’s, one of the tobacco companies used that tagline in a cigarette commercial (before FCC regulations prohibited them) to showcase how far the women’s movement had come at the time.

Looking back on it, it’s laughable to think how sexist that sounds, while the intent was just the opposite.

“You’ve come a long way, baby”2019-04-03T13:09:25+00:00

Proactive Car Wash Maintenance Will Prevent Costly Downtime

Unlike most of my colleagues here at Sonny’s, I didn’t come from a car wash background. This made me somewhat intimidated at first, and although I endured some good natured ribbing, everyone was eager to lend a hand in getting me up to speed.

I started off in the customer service department, taking parts orders and […]

Proactive Car Wash Maintenance Will Prevent Costly Downtime2019-04-10T15:57:28+00:00

“It’s not just a job….”

“It’s not just a job….”

Back in the 1970’s, the US Navy released a series of recruiting ads on television touting the benefits of joining their ranks. The ads usually started by showing a Navy vessel in some exotic port of call or out at sea, showing some of the more glamorous […]

“It’s not just a job….”2018-12-04T13:56:08+00:00

Safely Installing Safety

How many times have you had someone proudly declare, “We have a safety culture here?” You tour a plant or a facility and you see everyone wearing safety glasses, safety shoes, or gloves. You look over and see the sign that shows 473 days without a lost time accident. They have yellow lines on the […]

Safely Installing Safety2018-05-03T22:04:14+00:00

In Your Sites

If CarWash College and SONNY’S Business Development office had an FAQ section, it would start and end with, “Where can I find good car wash sites?”

We recently had a discussion whether site selection is more science or art. Personally, I think it’s both, but I believe that common sense is too often left out of […]

In Your Sites2019-04-10T15:57:29+00:00

To the victors go the spoils!

Has it really been seven months since Dabo Swinney and Clemson defeated Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31? It’s kind of hard to believe over 210 + days have passed since Deshaun Watson hit Hunter Renfroe in the corner of the end zone to take the lead away from ‘Bama with one scant […]

To the victors go the spoils!2019-04-10T15:57:29+00:00

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…

Have you ever heard the expression, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?”

I hadn’t heard it for a while, but the other day a co-worker said it to me as he recounted to me the horror story that was his day. He had been on a job site for over eight hours for what was […]

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…2019-04-10T15:57:29+00:00

Making Hay While the Sun Is Shining

We’ve all heard the expression, “making hay while the sun is shining” or some variation of it. Nowhere is this expression more apt then in our industry.

When the sun is shining, we’re all washing cars and making money. When it’s not, we’re not. At least we weren’t. Selling monthly club washes has changed the game, […]

Making Hay While the Sun Is Shining2017-07-28T14:04:40+00:00

What a Long, Strange Trip It Has Been….

As you may or may not have heard, CarWash College has expanded and now hosts classes on the West Coast. We’re very happy about it and can now reach people for training that could never travel to Florida for it.
I just returned from my first trip out to California to teach. While I have been […]

What a Long, Strange Trip It Has Been….2019-04-10T15:57:29+00:00
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