sounds like a tech that either doesn't know or just doesn't like to give out all the info. I know a few techs, and they mainly put 1 and 1 on the skis, but I find 1 and 2 (or .5 and 2 if I want a little more edge ability) to be very good all-around (unless the manufacturers spec is different).
However, something to keep in mind is that a couple of tech's I've known claimed that their standard practice of stone grinding got back to 0 degree base (obviously with a properly maintained stone), and then the belt they used somehow put a 1 degree on the base (I still don't really understand how this worked). Someone new in the shop, just following procedure might think there is no base bevel - an ill-informed shop tech, what a concept.
Through the years, the more I learned about tuning the more less I trusted other people with my skis - hell, even my pre-season tune didn't feel right, but I haven't had the time to go over them again and set/reset/verify a 1 and 2 sharpening.