Everyone is partying right now and I sit here alone watching robots dance and waiting for calls… How is your new year? : Locksmith


Had three jobs today and the Lady who tipped me 50 bucks for fixing her locks is seriously the kindest customer of the month. These kinds of customers don’t come along often so I told her I wish that every customer was like her and how wonderful it was to have made her aquaintance. Now I’m just sitting in the van thinking of packing it up for the day ,town seems dead. Hope everyone here has a safe new years and if your out and about tonight please be smart and be safe.



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That time of year again. Winter work boots. : Locksmith


We’ve all heard the old story of the $50 pair of boots I’m sure. It may be from when wages were $38 a month but the principal still stands true today. Especially today I would say.

“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.”

This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.

This can be applied to much in our trade I believe.
Point being, let’s hear it guys. What’s your favorite pair of winter boots? Least favorite?

Merry Christmas Everyone.



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Been curious about this for a hot minute. I’ve been seeing these codes on the locks for awhile while putting on/rekeying locks my associates tell me that they’re part numbers? Is that true (I’m a newish locksmith round a year year and a half) be awesome if anyone could fill me in!


Been curious about this for a hot minute. I've been seeing these codes on the locks for awhile while putting on/rekeying locks my associates tell me that they're part numbers? Is that true (I'm a newish locksmith round a year year and a half) be awesome if anyone could fill me in! submitted by /u/dhrocks101
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Part Time Trainee Expected $52,000 per year, because “that’s the national average” for a locksmith. : Locksmith


It’s not even paying his dues, it’s simply the fact that he is an apprentice. An apprentice in any field will not be paid what the licensed or experienced guy will be paid. As an apprentice, he won’t be sent on a job on his own, won’t be doing the same tasks as a licensed guy, and also doesn’t have the responsibility as the licensed guy, so of course he won’t be paid as much. The company doesn’t get the same amount of work out of him (hours sure, but not actual completed work).

I’ve seen these types of guys in many fields. They think they are going to make top pay from day one. They think they know everything when they step thru the door, and won’t even listen to the pro who has done it for years. These are the guys you don’t want, because it’s nearly impossible to train them. You want the guy who knows basic skills, but is thirsty to learn, who shows up on time, and pays attention. Unfortunately, those guys are hard to find, because as soon as someone finds them, they keep them. The more common guys are the ones who have worked for 10 companies already, and always let go because they don’t work out.



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