Sounds like I'm gonna go back working construction for my Dad. Means getting up earlier each morning, but more money and excercise. Being an Auto Tech isn't working out for me. I've improved vastly at the job, but I'm making horrible money and can't afford to learn as I need to. I stopped and added up the 3 paychecks I have so far this month, and estimated the next one off of the weeks I turned last week, if I'm correct, I made under $1000 dollars this month. And my bills plus the cost of the few items I broke this month(and have to pay for, I have a nasty habit of making these mistakes), I have a grand total of $71 to deposit in my bank account.... For an ENTIRE MONTH worth of work. I have put in 6 day weeks the past two weeks and turned under 30 hours each week. If I add up all the time I've spent at work in the past month and calculate how I would be paid hourly, it would be twice what I actually made. Thats just sad. I haven't turned 40 hours yet on flat rate. I really feel like I'm paying to go to school all over again, but this time its the school of hard knocks. I just don't know what to do. If I quit the dealership job, I will make more money working for Dad, granted not a LOT. But I will lose my benefits(I'm a generally healthy person), and there is no room for advancing. I could learn the trade more than I have, take over the business someday, something along those lines, but its definetally not what I want to do with my life. Neither is being an Auto Tech though. At the rate I'm going, it will only take me a solid year to save up the money for the S10s tires... just the tires, not to finish the engine, or anything else it needs.