Sorry to say it but quite a bit of truth to what he says.
Originally posted by Dowadudda
Can anyone speak to the landscape of commercial refrigeration in the southern states. Coatsal GA, Florida? Grocery work? Smaller Cold Storage? Any good to be got down that way? Whats heavy HVAC like down that way? Building Automation, ie Johnson Controls ect? I am just very curious. What anyone with my experinece would balk at is, at least here, the pay seems to be okay. Then I always hear that DOWN THERE it is so much lower. That scares anyone.
So then, I look at, is it even possible to move, start a business right off? What's the rates these stores are being charged? Average? The starting of a new commercial refrigeration service company anywhere does not scare me at all. I'll just move the business. I understand it's easier said than done. But it's just some thoughts is all at this point.
This may be biased, but I spoke to a guy about two years ago who moved to Florida for 5 years then came back. Now this guy, he's the guy any one would want. Very sharp. But he said that down there, his colleagues, compared to his coworkers here in MI. The southerners could not come close to holding a candle next to any of his coworkers he works with here. He claims that there is a huge gap in knowledege. He said that there, the education of techs is very poor, he said that the importance of the trade is less respectable as well. All based on these philosophy's he decided to move back. He said he was not being fullfilled. He cried he said because he had to leave the weather behind however. I want to know objectively, is there any truth in what he says??