Originally Posted by takepride
Sometimes it pays to "eagle-eye" the mechanic, even if he hates being watched over. Heck, it's my money.
I have had mechanics tell me that if I continued to observe them then they would stop working....
I then cancelled the job and told them to put my machine back together...If I am "forbidden" to observe then I have lost my faith in their abilities, as I believe a good tradesman would "take pride" (yep, intended) in their work and enjoy being observed (as long as one is silent)
Needless to say , I "negotiated" a reduced rate for their time...and have never been back...