11-01-2006, 04:18 AM
Frank here, I am finally gone from my last employer. He owes me so much money that I cannot deal with the excuses anymore. I don't want to give names so I won't, but I am sure your company isn't run by a guy like this. Shortcuts, cheapskating customers, unsteady work, I cannot be expected to put up with it anymore. I have bills of my own. Been with him sporadically over the last few years on the side, but was committed to him for past few months. Should have committed MYSELF. Owes a LOT of backpay to me, and I have no leverage because I was working off-the-books. I own all my own tools, cleaner license than you could imagine. In fact, your premiums will probably go DOWN with me on there. I am honest, I work hard every day, and I don't do any drugs at all. I drink one beer a week after I mow my lawn on Sunday after church. I bowl in a league one night a week, so that is the only night I can't be flexible about. I prefer to get paid weekly, and overtime is totally fine if necessary. I usually work in residential, prefer it really, and am accustomed to having a helper. I have my own if necessary. I fit nicely in an attic, but I am not a duct guy. Look elsewhere for those guys. Been in field about 10 years, technician for about 6. I own ALL my own tools, but don't have a truck or van yet. Have a car, which isn't practical, but it gets me to work. I can make this very easy...I don't drink, I don't do drugs, I don't steal equipment or tools. I don't flip out on a jobsite, flip off customers, or call in to work. I can work anywhere from 40 hours up, and I haven't been locked up. I prefer smaller companies that treat customers the right way, and I don't like having to sell unnecessary parts to cheat people. I am honest and fair when judging a system, and if you have a bonus on parts sold or a quota I have to meet you can politely go to hell. I am not going to install a new contactor if it isn't needed, or charge some nice lady for 12 lbs. of R-22 at $18 per. If you think I am not "with the team plan" by all this, maybe you should change your title from A/C contractor to licensed rapist instead. I understand how to charge someone a certain amount and that is fine, but I cannot outright lie to someone because I have these things called ethics. My morality is as important to me as mortality, so yes, I will want that crane to lift the CDU to the roof instead of me trying to get it onto the roof myself up a ladder with no helper. I can command $18 an hour anywhere I go, have been offered $22 and turned down those guys. I have references, and I get the job done. I work smart and hard, I can run a site. My paperwork doesn't get lost. You will never be short equipment. When I start with you, I am trusting that you want me and my work. You will trust me through my work and skill, and who I am as a person. We will get along, make each other money, and that is all you can ask for now isn't it?