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  1. Thread: vacation days

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    Backatcha Barty, Thanks for the apology. Very...

    Backatcha Barty,

    Thanks for the apology. Very much appreciated.I apologize also for having been defensive.

    We're cool

    Let your mind roll on...

    In the USA an Engineer is an official title...
  2. Thread: vacation days

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    Ok Barty So I was fishing earlier and I caught a...

    Ok Barty
    So I was fishing earlier and I caught a big one! A skilled engineer from the UK. Well I dont know how business, taxes, benefits,and pay scale goes over there but here in Florida for a...
  3. Thread: vacation days

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    Mr Handi-dandi, Thats a Great observation for...

    Mr Handi-dandi,
    Thats a Great observation for a rookie! I ask for NATE certification and pay more for it because like you said it sets a standard above bottom.Also you gain confidence and a sense...
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    Hey jr Theres 5 in this shop.Thats every day...

    Hey jr
    Theres 5 in this shop.Thats every day business for us.Thats how we stay busy by working on what the customer needs fixed. If its a new type of equipment get the manual. Your the Tech-figure...
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    One raise coming up now. I registered @ HVAC...

    One raise coming up now.
    I registered @ HVAC agent this mernin also. Maybe we"ll get some talent.
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    So jr you are saying Someone who can cross over...

    So jr you are saying
    Someone who can cross over from Res/Com A/C to Com Refrigeration ( Walkins,ice mach. and what not)not to mention commercial cooking equipment,pool heaters, dry cleaning...
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    Join the short on Technicians club> Have you read...

    Join the short on Technicians club> Have you read the post (Technicians salary)? How many Techs do you have now? Have you tried HVAC Agent/ http://www.hvacagent.com

    [Edited by oneacman on...
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    There is allot more to ownership than Field...

    There is allot more to ownership than Field service Techs care to or will ever recognize until they get the wild hair and take the bold yet risky step off the deep end. Forget vacations,days off or...
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    Hey Cold I thought they would charge out more...

    Hey Cold
    I thought they would charge out more per hour.Thats pretty high ratio. Not much profit there with overhead? They must make their profit in parts and equipment sales or maybe volumn. Do you...
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    Hey Cold, If you don't mind me asking, what...

    Hey Cold,
    If you don't mind me asking, what hourly rate does your company charge out for their services? What is the proportion of your pay to their billing rate?
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    Ok Now thats what I'm talking about. So we are...

    Ok Now thats what I'm talking about. So we are down here payin some good money and just don't have any job applicants.Thought maybe some New Orleans Techs might come over to Fl. but no applicants....
  13. Well there are allot of variables. It depends on...

    Well there are allot of variables. It depends on what company and what contract obligations the company offers. I suppose you could get stuck pulling control wires and terminating connection points....
  14. Well the HVACR field is made up of controlling...

    Well the HVACR field is made up of controlling electrical apparatus and once you really understand that you can trouble shoot just about anything. You will continue to learn HVACR while learning...
  15. Take the controls job because with a...

    Take the controls job because with a comprehensive understanding of controls you are much more versatile.Welcome to the trade. Did you have many people at trade school with you?
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    So Cold What is cad ? What is 10% vacation...

    So Cold
    What is cad ? What is 10% vacation pay? 10% of what? Salary? In your case 8000.00$? Correct? You use your own vehicle and pay your own operating bills? Correct? Hows the weather up there?
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    Re: Re: Is there a middle ground ?

    Why no paid vacation or holidays? What do you mean license update classes? Are you state licensed?
    I just want to know what this Forum thinks is fair compensation for this days HVACR Mechanics.We...
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    Is there a middle ground ?

    4 year college degree -Average income 40-50k
    6 year degree- 50-60k
    8 year degree- 60-80k
    How many Techs have a mechanical engineering degree?
    How many Techs earn over 50k per year?
    For Techs...
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    Right now we are putting out the help wanted...

    Right now we are putting out the help wanted sign. Not supposed to talk about it at this site location. So I'm not soliciting you but I'll tell you our dilemma.We are covered with service and...
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    I've been in business for 10 years in the Fl...

    I've been in business for 10 years in the Fl Panhandle. I know what other companys are offering but we offer starting $20.00 hr. for level 3 mechanics and $14.00 hr. right out of tech school. NATE...
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    Try investing in a Yokogawa H10-G leak detector,...

    Try investing in a Yokogawa H10-G leak detector, they are highly sensitive and work well for the really small leaks. The leak could be in your line set running in the cabinet wall. If so run a new...
  22. Why not work for a company that offers res,com,...

    Why not work for a company that offers res,com, and com. refrigeration services? Be diversified and you'll just wish for a slow down.
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    If a large company offers 24 hour service,would...

    If a large company offers 24 hour service,would it be prudent to set up a 2 or 3 shift day and put it on rotation with the third shift paying a higher pay scale.Seems that would ease up on overworked...
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    Don't listen to the nasayers,they are always...

    Don't listen to the nasayers,they are always there. If you know your trade,and you are diversified in your trade,and if you can use your basic knowledge of A/C and apply it to other types of...
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    Yea you really must be a licensed driver, its the...

    Yea you really must be a licensed driver, its the nature of the business.
    We don't have an open position or empty van per say but we do have allot of work on the books and for January thats a sign...
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    You guys are right, theres not much for your...

    You guys are right, theres not much for your efforts on selling restaurant equip. and now it can be purchased easily over the internet. So really we are better off just responding to urgent service...
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    Re: Nothing new around here

    Hey selfemployed how did your customer get ---ed ? Did something go wrong w/the install?
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    AAHH Ha sounds like they have sqeezed us out but...

    AAHH Ha sounds like they have sqeezed us out but what about the install and start up. Of course that only works on units w/linesets and controls. Now there are allot of self contained designs.
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    You guys really know your equipment but what...

    You guys really know your equipment but what about this for a sales strategy.Seams like restaurant suppliers mark up 5-15% on equipment cost like walkins,ice machines, and cooking equipment right? So...
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    So let me ask this,what would todays modern...

    So let me ask this,what would todays modern Service Tech. consider a great pay and benefits package?He must take his on level of earning power into consideration.Say if he bills out 200,000.00 per...
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    You sound enthusiastic.If you are serious you...

    You sound enthusiastic.If you are serious you need to interview your prospective companys.We provide residential and light commercial HVAC services and also commercial refrigeration and cooking...
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    I hear what you guys are saying. I mean no...

    I hear what you guys are saying. I mean no offense either. Appreciate your feedback.Your right it is a different perspective from an owners view.But I'm a servicetech owner w/ 4 Techs.My first Tech...
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    Where is Emerald isle? Sorry is that in North...

    Where is Emerald isle? Sorry is that in North Carolina? I only ask because we live on the Emerald coast

    [Edited by oneacman on 12-29-2004 at 10:54 AM]
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    what about if you just worked some ot

    what about if you just worked some ot
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    Love it here ! Its nice to go to the moutains...

    Love it here ! Its nice to go to the moutains every now and then though. Check out this web site http://www.destinfl.com.I would like to hire an entry level Tech. but for someone coming in w/o some...
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    Well that goes along w/ my point except in your...

    Well that goes along w/ my point except in your example the company profits allot less per Tech. So any 1 Tech. that thinks he is making anyone abundantly wealthy is misinformed.

    [Edited by...
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    So if a Tech bills out 250,000.00 per year and...

    So if a Tech bills out 250,000.00 per year and the company operates at a 10% profit margin, thats 25,000.00 per year profit on that Tech. The Tech makes probably about 50,000.00 and is provided...
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    Do you want to live near the beachs or more...

    Do you want to live near the beachs or more inland? Big city or smaller coastal community? Rent runs from 8 to 1,200.00 per month depending on your standard for apartments.Heard of some new homes for...
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    2 year degree hvacr - 14.00 per hour-no...

    2 year degree hvacr - 14.00 per hour-no experience
    5 year in military w/ air force ac/r training in the refer- shop-15.00hr

    [Edited by oneacman on 12-21-2004 at 04:39 PM]
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    There is a lot of talk about 8.00 hr starting...

    There is a lot of talk about 8.00 hr starting wages.To you guys w/ a degree in hvacr (2 year),we offer 14.00hr start. Year round work? yes. Overtime? yes.On call once a month and when ever you...
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    Looks like the wages in Florida don't suck. The...

    Looks like the wages in Florida don't suck. The whole state is in a vacuum for Professional Technicians.The wages may not be the highest in the country or internationally but the view is great.Sure...
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    20.00 per hour

    Offering 20.00 per hour,medical and matching 401k for qualified techs and 22.00 for NATE certified Techs. Minimum 5years experience w/a 2 year degree in HVACR.
    Santa Rosa Beach,Fl. Between Destin...
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