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    With thermostats going to control via internet,...

    With thermostats going to control via internet, what's to stop unethical companies from creating their own service calls?
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    How about a double feature. Show your readers...

    How about a double feature. Show your readers both sides of the coin of employee/employer relations. Why it's so important to treat your techs well in dollars and cents and why it's important to...
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    I feel for you. I'm in Columbus, OH. I was...

    I feel for you. I'm in Columbus, OH. I was recently laid off, BUT I'm turning down pretty good offers because I'm shooting for a great one. Columbus dealt with the recession better than any city in...
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    Six companies in six years. Most recently, I left...

    Six companies in six years. Most recently, I left an ok company for a really good one. Big raise, great benies, blah blah blah. I told them I had a good job but wasn't looking for a temporary thing....
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    Thank you. It was helpful.

    Thank you. It was helpful.
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    Engineering Excellence?

    Does anyone know anything about Engineering Excellence of central Ohio? I'm considering applying there but don't know much about them. How are they to work for?How do they treat their techs and...
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    After Christmas is absolutely the worst time in...

    After Christmas is absolutely the worst time in Ohio. Early Spring before all the coil cleaning begins on service contracts for sure. This is prime time.
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    [QUOTE=UAHVACR;15358271] OK? I was just...

    OK? I was just answering his question.
  9. Need a comm/ind HVAC job in central OHIO

    I'm work out of LU 189 Plumbers & Pipefitters. I'm looking for work in the central Ohio area. I prefer to stay in the union but I'm tired of the lay-offs and non-union seem to be the only guys hiring...
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    HVAC in WV is the sheet metal union I believe....

    HVAC in WV is the sheet metal union I believe.
    http://www.smwlu33.org/
    In OH, it's the Plubmers & Pipefitters.
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    If you had only the electric heat strip on at...

    If you had only the electric heat strip on at 10kw = 34,120 btuh. 34,120=1.08xCFMx39. Therefore, CFM = 810 if you got a good accurate TR (approximately). It's probably running at the same speed as...
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    He must really like it there because he has CMS...

    He must really like it there because he has CMS in his user name. I'm motivated but not 45-60 hours every single week kinda motivated. They'd have to pay me $100K+ and I'd probably still leave. I...
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    We do a lot of government work. Schools, DOT,...

    We do a lot of government work. Schools, DOT, water treatment facilities, and other non-government work like factories etc.
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    I just got out of a job that focused on...

    I just got out of a job that focused on restaurant work (including grills and fryers) and retail. I found that I didn't care for it. It was an okay job, nice people, but annoying work conditions (not...
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    Well... it is a serious sport. :gah: Those are...

    Well... it is a serious sport. :gah: Those are the crappiest fans; the ones that get in fights over it.
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    Screw baseball. Can I be a Steelers fan in Philly?

    Screw baseball. Can I be a Steelers fan in Philly?
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    Is there a need for techs out there or are there...

    Is there a need for techs out there or are there a lot on the bench? Is that $50/hr gross wages?
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    I like to put my ribs in a brine solution, bring...

    I like to put my ribs in a brine solution, bring to a boil, pull 'em out, then grill them. Talk about moist and tender. Mmmmm Mm.
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    Where should a tech consider moving?

    I've been in the trade for almost 6 years. I'm a fourth year apprentice in the UA. My wife and I are considering moving with our girls in a couple of years. Where are some good places for a union...
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    I'm in Ohio and didn't get anything through them....

    I'm in Ohio and didn't get anything through them. I was hired twice through Monster.com and that's even with being in a Union. The local apparently didn't give my name to the contractor but the...
  21. Zw and I are in the same local. MES apprentice...

    Zw and I are in the same local. MES apprentice graduates after 5 years and is a Service Man. His company then recommends him (at their discression) for an upgrade. The hall has the tech take a JM...
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    I think I recall something about him taking cover...

    I think I recall something about him taking cover behind his truck and then calling in. I thought they said that the HO would shoot him if he tried to back out. But you're probably right.
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    What is a normal house payment in NY? How close to the city do you have to live in those locals? Our JM are about $33/hr. I'm not sure. I haven't really been in it much until recently and I'm an...
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    Another reason I'm happy to be out of resi and...

    Another reason I'm happy to be out of resi and corner store repair.

    They musta removed the phone number. I don't see it there at all.
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    I'm sorry lady, but I'll be sitting in my truck...

    I'm sorry lady, but I'll be sitting in my truck until you move your vehicle. And... I'm on the clock. I don't even take very kindly to residents meeting me at my truck to rush me. :gah:
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