Sorry for the length of this guys, as always I value your input. Well work has been going fairly badly lately. My service writer quit, so I am writerless, which sucks. When he left my hours DROPPED like a rock. I went from averaging 40-45, to mid 20s-30... Which I had just gotten to making 40-45 long enough that I was accustomed to it. So it sucks. They fired my team leader, and my only other fellow teammate quit. So I am officially the only Mitsubishi Technician left. We just finally got a new Service Manager in, and he looks like hes in his 60s(everyone calls him Pappy), and hes a real asshole already. We all had individual meetings with him, in my meeting I requested more money, being as I'm the only Mitsu tech left and all the warranty work now falls on my shoulders. Even if someone else does it, I constantly have to help them and answer questions because they don't know Mitsus. He brushed that off, he wrote it down but haven't heard a word about it in the week and a half since I asked for more cash. Anyway, heres what has REALLY prompted me to consider finally leaving. I was working today, 8-4. We ran out of work at noon. So I pulled in my tattoo artist's Mustang. I tried to get it in after hours all week, but was never able to. She had a clutch cable that was literally holding on by a few strands of cable and a few times lately the car has barely run for her. So I went to replace the cable and diag the running issue. Well one of the parts guys asks me to swap the studded snow tires off of his car(required to be off by April 2nd by the law), so I did that as well. I was balancing the last tire, when Pappy walks into the tire area.... ****... He calls me on the Mustang being in my bay... ****... Then he calls me on the tires for the Parts guy... **** ****?? So I was caught doing 2 side jobs on company time, obviouslly a no no. I do have one job hanging, a torque converter R&R on a F150. I spent 6 hours on Friday pulling the damn transmission out, and I am only getting paid 5.4 hours for the entire job. So needless to say I was disgusted and wanted nothing to do with the damn job today. He wanted the job in this months numbers since it was a cash job that could have made things look better. So he was all around angry. He asked me what I'd do if I were him? I just responded that I didn't know(while thinking, "Fire my ass"). He was yelling in my face, which as a learned resposne from my Dad, I REALLY don't do well with. I kind of get a very angry, laughing attitude when people do that. I am the guy that will laugh in your face when you get angry, not a great way to be, but it is me. I held back the laughter and the cursing him out in return, while he was cursing me out. So he said "Well I will be here the rest of the day, you let me know what the **** you think I should do before you leave!". So I worked on the trans job and he came out to check constantly. I called my Mom(career counselor) and thought about what I should do. I decided to tell him "If I were you, I'd fire me, but I will save you the time and just resign now. After the torque converter is done, I'm out of here.". But when the end of the day came around, he wasn't anywhere near me, and the Writer on duty told me to leave and kept trying to keep me from going and talking to the guy. So now I have until Monday to think about things. The reason I want to quit rather than be fired, is this is my first job in this business and I've had a year there now. I don't want to go applying other places and have to explain why I was fired. I'd much rather be able to say, "Work was slow, Management was really making things difficult, and my Dad really needed a hand with his business at the moment, so I quit to look for a new job and work with Dad". Which is exactly what I will do if I quit. Go work for Dad while I look for a new job. I was definetally doing something wrong, and I got caught, shame on me. But I'm trying to decide if I should just sever the head of this thing or what? I could go and say, "look this is my first official breaking of the rules, write me up for it and it won't happen again." But then I still work in a ****ty enviroment and now the Manager hates me even more than he did. Hes been treating me like a black sheep since he started. He can't speak to me without looking down at the tattoos on my arm every 5 seconds. However, if I get fired, I have a chance of collecting unemployment(and working for Dad would be cash). And at the moment, our dealership has a really BAD reputation in the area. Everyone around knows we suck to work for, are dead, and go through people like crazy. So getting fired may not hurt me as bad as I think it will. Thoughts? And before anyone says it, yes I know I suck taking 6 hours to pull a trans on a freaking F150. I knew going in I was going to screw the pooch on that job, and here I am, ****ed. First one I've done and everything I do ends up hurting me more and more on the damn job, oh well, I know for the future.