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    A couple of winters ago we had a blizzard with...

    A couple of winters ago we had a blizzard with about 18" of drifting snow. Needless to say we were busy. I get a call from a guy with a 90% and at this point i'm so busy i'm doing some screening...
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    This page is a brief overview of the leak repair...

    This page is a brief overview of the leak repair requirements for appliances containing class I or class II refrigerants (e.g. CFCs, HCFCs, or blends).

    You are apparently correct and of course it...
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    But heavily union regulated. You can't work for a...

    But heavily union regulated. You can't work for a union shop and not join the union as you can in a right to work state. Maybe our definitions of a "union state" differ.
    Example of union control in...
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    I am talking about Minnesota- union state, ...

    I am talking about Minnesota- union state, Virginia-right to work and Arizona- right to work
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    We all know as techs that it makes more sense to...

    We all know as techs that it makes more sense to repair/replace then to keep gassing up. Convincing a customer who is unemployed or on a low fixed income is the trick. They know in the long run it...
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    I started my career in No. Va. with only some...

    I started my career in No. Va. with only some military schooling. It's a company in Merrifield and Sterling called B & B air conditioning. At the time they hired with little or no experience. I'm not...
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    Well that was well put but not my experience at...

    Well that was well put but not my experience at all. I have worked in 3 different states. One union and two right to work states. I have to say that the worst experience was in the union state. I got...
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    So the rule saying that a residential system can...

    So the rule saying that a residential system can only be charged one time before finding the leak and repairing was obviously made up by some Service Manager out to increase his profits by first...
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    Refrigerant leak law

    Wow! There seems to be a difference in opinion/interpretation governing refrigerant leaks and the legalities of "gas and go". I confess a level of confusion and ignorance due to the fact that I got...
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    I've worked union before and I won't go back. I...

    I've worked union before and I won't go back. I have had good and bad experiences with non-union shops. As in most service industries you have good and bad, honest and dishonest. For the most part...
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    Climatuffs were the best. It's a shame they can't...

    Climatuffs were the best. It's a shame they can't make a higher efficiency system like that.
  12. Sticky: I started in the field in '89. Got my EPA card...

    I started in the field in '89. Got my EPA card before they were required. I still remember the days when we could change a condensing unit by cutting the lineset and letting it fly! I worked for a...
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    After hours call back. Totally irate customer...

    After hours call back. Totally irate customer yelling on the phone claiming I'm incompetent because his system stopped running a couple of hours after my repair that morning. I drive to the house to...
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    Service call for no cooling on a system we...

    Service call for no cooling on a system we installed the previous year.
    Me: "How often to you change your filter?"
    customer: "filter?"
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    1am during a Minnesota winter I get a call I know...

    1am during a Minnesota winter I get a call I know is over an hour away so I try to diagnose over the phone. Everything checks out. The customer repeatedly says I just got my propane filled not to...
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    Yes, as much as right to work states free up the...

    Yes, as much as right to work states free up the worker to not having to jump through the union hoops the same is true for employers. Especially in the first 90 days of employment a reason does not...
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