Hi I'm Martin, and I own United Fleet Services in Saint Louis, MO. We hired a tech today.....but it's a very challenging recruitment environment.
Money is important, and I believe most techs will be doing $10-15/hour better than today, in two years. Skilled labor is quite a bit more valuable than someone whose job can be done by ChatGPT.
I am contemplating getting ahead of that moment, and hiking pay now.