View Full Version : Year Round Work
07-04-2011, 06:46 PM
Most jobs boast of having work year round. Is that true? What happens after the busy summer?
07-04-2011, 07:54 PM
It all depends I guess... The two main factors would be location and whether you are doing residential or commercial. I have found in WI that if you are doing residential service, you are EXTREMELY busy until the first of the year, then its like someone flips a light switch and you are dead until about April. You may get a couple service calls here and there, but for the most part, PM's have dried up by that point. Commercial is a different story. I have been running commercial service for 2 years now, and have not had a week under 35 hours. Hours got a little bit slow during January/February, but there are normally some filter changes to do during those times. I guess it all depends on the company you work for and the contracts they work out with their customers.
07-04-2011, 08:54 PM
That is a great question.
I like to call it being a Jack of all trades if you will...
Our company prides itself on being an all encompassing contractor. There is little we do not or cannot do.
I have even replaced a head gasket on a customers forklift when it was a little slow. Mostly it is all about your attitude and willingness to work on virtually anything. I have been in the game for 14 years and never missed a day of work I didn't want to. Hopefully my good fortune will hold out until retirement.
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