Well I figured that medical and computers weren't going to be hurt by a recession and I don't do well with blood. I could go back to detailing full time but I have decided to just to it on the side when I have the opportunity. I can make in 3 to 4 hours of my current job what I would make for a full day to a day and a half detailing. Other than my own stuff the only vehicles I like to do now are small airplanes. Here is one of the most recent ones sorry for the large size it was all I had. I also do most all of my own work on vehicles. I have built multiple Mustangs from front to back over the years.Thats quite a segue, detailer to software, nice versatility. Maybe you could go back to the detailing or do it part time.Post GFC it seems the middle class is evaporating so there are plenty of really wealthy people out there with cars to detail.
The other thing I notice is everyone "specialises" these days. People aren't "all rounders" with maybe 2 or 3 genuine areas of really good skills and competent at most other things. Go to your local dealer and you'll have the engine guy, the transmission guy,the suspension guy and none of them stray from their discipline. If you have an engine problem and the engine guys on leave then you need to wait till he comes back!
Nobody sees the value anymore in being multi skilled anymore it seems.
Yes most people are specialized now and no one is just a good general mechanic.