Go Back   Technibble Forums > Site Stuff > Site Issues, Requests and Suggestions

  Technibble Sponsor

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-20-2012, 03:13 PM
altrenda altrenda is online now
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: So California
Posts: 1,659
altrenda is a jewel in the roughaltrenda is a jewel in the roughaltrenda is a jewel in the rough
Default Mobile Tech - new section?

What are your thoughts on a section dedicated to mobile techs?
There are enough issues specific to mobile techs, at least as much as remote support, to make it worthwhile. A lot of what we do is different from storefront operations.

Some of the areas I think we could discuss are:

Payment methods
Vehicle selection
Average call length
When do you stop and take it to the shop?
Parts inventory on site
Workshop location and equipment
Customer looking over your shoulder
Printers/ scanners/ peripherals
Networks
Difference between home, small business, large business
Call scheduling
Calls per day
Nights/weekends
Mileage fees
Tools
Uniform/clothing

I'm sure there are many other things that are peculiar to working mobile.
__________________
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sherlock Holmes
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-20-2012, 03:25 PM
OneHandClapping's Avatar
OneHandClapping OneHandClapping is offline
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Goldsboro, NC
Posts: 84
OneHandClapping is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via Skype™ to OneHandClapping
Default

I like the idea. Particularly the part of "customers looking over your shoulder." And to go along with that...."what was wrong with it?"
__________________
Martin Hackle
http://www.HackleComputerService.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-20-2012, 03:35 PM
rsarceno's Avatar
rsarceno rsarceno is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 963
rsarceno will become famous soon enough
Default

Thats a good idea. Always looking for something to improve my service.

I'm also interested on "Parts Inventory on Site" If you have to park your car several blocks, how do you carry as much parts to avoid going back to our car. Looking for a nice bag but not a suitcase.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-20-2012, 08:15 PM
ithinkcomputers ithinkcomputers is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 10
ithinkcomputers is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

i think this is a brilliant idea. i go onto the forum everyday and although i dont post much, i can see some real benefits of this new section.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-20-2012, 09:52 PM
JNEWTON's Avatar
JNEWTON JNEWTON is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 47
JNEWTON is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Agreed, this would be a great addition to the forums.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-20-2012, 11:33 PM
Rosco's Avatar
Rosco Rosco is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 1,820
Rosco is on a distinguished road
Default

being a mobile tech i def like the idea. there are many differences between mobile techs and storefront techs. never thought about it but it would be a great idea.
__________________

There's no place like 127.0.0.1
C:\WINDOWS C:\WINDOWS\GO C:\PC\CRAWL
Nibbler for life
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-21-2012, 01:15 AM
thebige's Avatar
thebige thebige is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 205
thebige is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I agree. We face a unique set of circumstances an it'd be nice to have a centralized place for those topics. Sign me up.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-21-2012, 01:20 AM
coffee's Avatar
coffee coffee is online now
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: USA, Indiana
Posts: 1,616
coffee has a spectacular aura aboutcoffee has a spectacular aura about
Send a message via Skype™ to coffee
Default

talk about amazing. I had that thought earlier today. Im all for it. It does seem there are two types of techs. The Shop owners and the Mobile techs.

I think it would be quite helpful.
__________________

www.renuecomputers.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-21-2012, 02:02 AM
14049752 14049752 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,312
14049752 has a spectacular aura about14049752 has a spectacular aura about
Default

Basically what Xander says in the next post.
Everyone always suggests some different sub-section... There's nothing in your list that couldn't easily fit into an existing category.

Someone even suggested a section for several obscure OS distros a while back....

I don't get it.


Edited to remove sarcasm.

Last edited by 14049752; 06-21-2012 at 02:26 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-21-2012, 02:18 AM
Xander's Avatar
Xander Xander is online now
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Niagara region, Ontario
Posts: 6,697
Xander is a jewel in the roughXander is a jewel in the roughXander is a jewel in the roughXander is a jewel in the rough
Default

I think it's safe to say that most of us regulars use the "New Posts" link at the top. With that in mind, if we add a new sub-section, will that increase the posts on those subjects? We don't have a ton of threads specifically relevant to the topic. Why not just improve the use of tags on threads to aid searches? (And by that, I don't mean repeating words from the title in the tags {rolls eyes}. If threads were tagged better, we'd probably have a lot less repeat threads but, instead of "Diagnosing a BSODing HP DX-9000 on-site [diagnostics, mobiletech]", we get "Help [windows, windows xp, crash])

I'm not against a sub-forum for it but 1) I don't see many posts that would go in there and 2) once we do, that's when Bryce will make one.
__________________
Xander St Catharines Computer Repairs

New here? Watch this and read this. Remember, it's not our problem, it's yours so ask your questions well.
e.g. Make/Model#, Win version/SP#, BSOD 0x#. Consider posting Event Viewer logs, Autoruns exports or Speccy reports.
More info means better answers and less snark.

Don't be parasitic and only pose your own questions. Help others.

D7 question/idea/etc? Bring it to the D7 Forums.

Last edited by Xander; 06-21-2012 at 02:21 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
thanks for moving

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Technibble.com is based out of MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.