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  1. Thread: On call pay

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    We pay our guys from the time they arrive @ the...

    We pay our guys from the time they arrive @ the shop until the truck is parked @ the end of the day. California labor overtime rules apply: OT after 8/day and 40/week. DT after 12/day and 60/week....
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    We gave our guys small bonuses. I hope they...

    We gave our guys small bonuses. I hope they understand that we really wish it could've been more and, that it will be more $$ next year, Lord willing!

    Looking forward to 2012

    Happy New Year...
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    [QUOTE=shaygetz;11901332]... You'll find few...

    [QUOTE=shaygetz;11901332]... You'll find few hacks here, this forum being made up mostly of seasoned pros who care about their work and customers and, who follow up after too many cheats and...
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    We are going to start the interview process in...

    We are going to start the interview process in Jan/Feb of next year for our Spring hiring. This is kind of a tough time of year to job hunt. Good luck!
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    Maybe I should've been more clear: The install...

    Maybe I should've been more clear: The install date is documented as well as the s/n...don't assume the customer is to blame. I really thought this was a "no brainer" for a wall of shame post. I...
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    They paid full price...I don't think they were...

    They paid full price...I don't think they were being cheap, imho.
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    Out of Warranty

    No pic, but encountered this on a no cool call:

    18 year old condensing unit.
    Installed in 2010.
    Customer thought he was buying a brand new unit.
    We had to explain that parts were out of...
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    Good point! I forgot to mention in my earlier...

    Good point!
    I forgot to mention in my earlier post that the other (and main) reason I used to use a water bottle/soda can was for catching ash and embers. They were NEVER ever flicked out the...
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    Also, learn the delivery schedules and take...

    Also, learn the delivery schedules and take advantage of any free delivery options that your suppliers offer. Online ordering is a great tool for cutting down the wait times @ will call.

    And, as...
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    I'd like to learn more about the cleaning of flex...

    I'd like to learn more about the cleaning of flex ducts too!

    You're pictures look great! And I'm convinced it's beneficial for the right situation (i.e. rigid duct). I've been told by others that...
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    Ashtrays are for spare change and loose keys!! ...

    Ashtrays are for spare change and loose keys!!

    Seriously though, I used empty water bottles, cans or soda cups when I smoked. It keeps the inside of your vehicle from having that perma-smoke...
  12. Thread: Gasoline

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    And then use Lemon Juice to get rid of the KFC...

    And then use Lemon Juice to get rid of the KFC grease smell:LOL:
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    We usually get it done in one long day w/two...

    We usually get it done in one long day w/two men...of course Title 24 adds 2 more hours if we can't coordinate same day testing...love, love, love Calfiornia laws!!
    :gah:
  14. Lots & lots of them here in Fresno...they...

    Lots & lots of them here in Fresno...they out-number split systems by a longshot here in our neck of the woods...
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    Our shop is about an hour round trip from the...

    Our shop is about an hour round trip from the nearest parts house. With the price of fuel and tough economy, we are trying to minimize our restock trips to one time per week. We have two techs and...
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    The wilderness trip is a great idea (no GPS or...

    The wilderness trip is a great idea (no GPS or MRE's allowed)!

    Maybe forced labor picking grapes and tree fruit for a while.

    How about 3.5 days shadowing a tech on a 105 degree day!!
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    I know that Central California is probably the...

    I know that Central California is probably the last place that you'd want to go, but if you're in the mood to share some knowledge & experience with a small family run operation that's just starting...
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    I realize that I'm a little late jumping into...

    I realize that I'm a little late jumping into this thread, but maybe you guys can help with my tool purchasing decisions. We're a small shop that just changed ownership this year. Previous ownership...
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    Well said FL.HVAC! I have had the opportunity to...

    Well said FL.HVAC! I have had the opportunity to view employment from the employee and the employer side, and you are absolutely correct.
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    Spend some time reading the thread called: ...

    Spend some time reading the thread called: "Employers let me pick your brain" Lots of insight from employers and job seekers alike...
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    I hate to generalize so instead I will just list...

    I hate to generalize so instead I will just list a few brief antecdotes regarding our experience with technicians in the just the last six months (keep in mind that we are only a 2 man shop)!!
    ...
  22. Sticky: Hi, I discovered HVAC-TALK.com earlier this year...

    Hi, I discovered HVAC-TALK.com earlier this year and have referred to this site many times this summer. There is a great deal of knowledge to be gleaned here and I am looking forward both learning...
  23. Thread: UV Lights

    by arae0122
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    :putergreet: We are thinking about installing a...

    :putergreet: We are thinking about installing a Respicaire UV light for a customer with mold issues @ the evap coil. Does anyone have experience with this particular brand? Opinions are welcome!
  24. Thread: goodman...?

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    Wahoo, I agree that the extended warranty is the...

    Wahoo, I agree that the extended warranty is the way to go. Considering the myriad of QC problems across the board: motors, metering devs, coils, boards, and the list goes on...
  25. Sticky: Hi there, I am a woman fairly new to the industry...

    Hi there, I am a woman fairly new to the industry too! Just do your job well and stay true to yourself and you will be fine. Good Luck!
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