How much longer until you're paroled?
Next Monday will be my first day. I was going to just drop my van off and try to start today but I wouldn't be able to work Friday so I said screw it. I'm going to still drop my van off and maybe take a couple days off.
So did you get to work the rest of last week? Got busy and didn't get back to ya!
No I think I'm done, they asked for the van back but want me to show the new guy how to use our layout table to make duck work. It's fine with me I'm guessing I will be busy as hell next week especially since we got a foot of snow last nite. You staying busy?
im sure im too late for this but i thought i would jump in anyways. when i have to hire guys i choose guys that are upfront and honest. when i ask them if they have experiance in commercial work and they go on and on about this and that trying to impress me i ignor it and move to the next guy i would rather have an honest answer like no sir ive never done commercial but there is nothing about commercial that scares me i would love to give it a try and do my best for you. i take that guy over the guy that clearly is talking out of his back end.
On the topic of interviews, why don't employers offer any kind of test to applicants before or after an interview? Wouldn't that somewhat help filter out those that are all talk vs those that actually know something? I'm not talking about questions which refer to Dalton's law or anything like that.. I'm talking about some basic refrigeration / electrical / parts identification type questions. I think if an applicant takes a test before an interview, it will give the interviewer something to reflect on while asking questions.
I very recently received a new job as a service tech (just finished my first week there). During the interview, the service manager grilled me on gas furnaces and heat pumps for an hour an a half. Then I rode around with him for a day to take the lead on some service calls. It was really nerve racking, and I thought I had failed. After the last call of the day, he offered to bring me on as a full service technician.
This is my first job as a service tech with my own cell phone and a work van I drive home. It's very exciting as I'm new to this field (graduated tech school last may).
It was this thread that helped me get through that interview, and get this job.
I thank everyone here for their comments and advice on the interview process, this thread has been invaluable.
Are you working in Durham or having to commute to Raleigh or Chapel Hill? Commercial or residential?