Thread regarding Universal Technical Institute Inc. layoffs

Being part of the solution sure beats being part of the problem

As an outsider looking in with knowledge of staff and company operations, this is an ugly time. On one hand, many of the support staff that have been overwhelmed talking with students and parents during this time trying to keep them up to date as to what is next. But many of the instructors have had little work until now but continued to get paid a decent salary just to show up and put in their time. Now that does not apply to all, but some instructors were paid quite well for how much daily work was done.

Finally, the company had to make some difficult financial decisions. Revenue dropped drastically. But take notice people were not laid off. Instead they were furloughed which kept benefits in tact in hopes of bringing them back.

But some people seem to think that UTI is a bad company because of this. And it appears that many that complain here have little knowledge of the big picture. Like with any business, you are hired to make the company money. The company did not hire you so they can provide for you and your family. That is your job. A company just gives you an avenue to do so. And with many businesses that are struggling, difficult decisions have had to be made all across the country and some may business may never reappear.

So as an employee of UTI, you can chose to be one that constantly b–ches but provides no real solutions. Continue to complain about leadership and their salaries and see how far that goes. And if that is your feelings, I am sure many people would ask why you are still wanting to work there. Maybe it is time to move on.

And for the others that still have the passion, many of you have good ideas. Maybe it is time to look at ways to benefit the company which would benefit you as well. Especially now when it is not "business as usual." Being part of the solution sure beats being part of the problem.

Originally posted by @wxo+14PfX1ev.

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Post ID: @OP+14U5ydPA

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Being part of the solution.

That's rich.

I remember being in a meeting with the VP of Ops when we were trying to generate solutions and he told us Breakthrough Performance was dead, and it was his way or the highway.

All of the air left the room, the instructors just looked at each other. At least Dave M and Ken Z listened and cared. No reason in trying when you are shut down that hard. And many won't anymore, especially given the current climate. Why become a marked man?

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Post ID: @duzj+14U5ydPA

I do feel field reps may be next on the layoff list. They get paid a lot, have you seen the cars they drive? Campus reps can take on the work of reaching out to both high school and adult leads. Admissions is a big sector that home office is constantly investing into. I know for a fact admissions reps don't care about the students, they're salespeople they can sell anything: an education, a car, a vacuum. I knew the moment I asked a rep to cancel a student who passed away and the rep didn't want to "because my numbers".

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Post ID: @csco+14U5ydPA

Yes agreed on all posts. It is time to get rid of many admission reps especially in High School segment as schools in fall will not allow visitors on their campus due to covid 19. This also means Directors and Regional Directors of admissions need to go also. Anyone can call a potential student/prospect on the phone and have them enroll if done effectively.

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Post ID: @8gie+14U5ydPA

Maybe employees keep "b-ching" because they have tried to be part of the solution and really wanted to make a difference in peoples lives at one time, but watched as their ideas were ignored and leadership showed it's true colors in caring more and more about profit and getting A– in the seats than providing a quality education that would benefit the students. Providing that quality education would in turn benefit the company in showing that UTI really does matter to the automotive industry.
Your graduates would be worth their weight in gold. As it is, they will still get that $14.00 an hour job and the shops can just keep on rotating them through their bays in hopes of finding a good one here and there.

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Post ID: @8emk+14U5ydPA

What's with all the down votes someone asked? It's the UTI home office team going online to clear UTI's negative reviews, they've been doing it for the past few months. Possibly the same "outsider" and same person who kept copy pasting the "at least you have jobs and should be grateful" comments (ironically days before the layoffs/furloughs). Whatever, the company is doomed anyways.

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Post ID: @5chj+14U5ydPA

Students everywhere are lawyering up, demanding refunds. Expect a class action lawsuit.

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Post ID: @2ign+14U5ydPA

Yes the original poster definitely is a corporate employee at UTI. If he/she comes on a UTI layoff report as an outsider and posts a very long post trying to explain away UTI's dilemma in these uneasy times then he/she needs to get a life. I would tend to think the original poster is in corporate operations or admissions . People are upset because instructors are getting laid off do to student population but admissions and higher ups are not. However I suspect that will change the longer this goes on.

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Post ID: @1bgl+14U5ydPA

If the original writer of this post is genuinely an "outsider", I'll eat my own shoe.

Things are bad. Very bad. That's not "b–ching" as you called it, it's fact. Students deserve better...and aren't getting it. Too many corners are being cut and corporate keeps turning a blind eye to all of it. We can't be a part of the solution if the problem is at the top, at the campus level and above. It's all about the bonuses and the almighty dollar, not the quality of the education.

You seriously could not possibly sound more like just another corporate mouthpiece, drawing a fat 6 figure salary, with zero concern for those of us still trying to get the work done and keep you afloat, for the students.....not for you.

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Post ID: @1ido+14U5ydPA

To be honest, it really doesn't sound like the person who wrote that is really an "outsider". Maybe a former employee who wishes UTI the best. I'm a former employee who believes students shouldn't have to pay so much for an education.

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