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    ABSOLUTELY! I did not get my contract renewed...

    ABSOLUTELY!

    I did not get my contract renewed earlier this year and found out why later. That school was not recruiting as many students as had been planned so, instead of working with what WAS...
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    I use either a reefer ratchet or a small crescent...

    I use either a reefer ratchet or a small crescent type wrench. Usually the reefer ratchet.
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    Seen that before from a disgruntled customer at...

    Seen that before from a disgruntled customer at one of my customers. Got mad at the proprietor and repeatedly backed his car into the three CUs at the place and smashed them into 20% smaller than...
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    I use a FLUKE 1503 for my meg readings. I paid...

    I use a FLUKE 1503 for my meg readings. I paid around $300 for it from GRAINGER. It will read up to 2000 megohms and has two voltage ranges, 500v and 1000v, plenty for all I do and it's a great...
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    I've run into this situation too many times to...

    I've run into this situation too many times to recall in the residential market. One person claims that their neighbor has the same unit in the same house as theirs but they're complaining their...
  6. Have you considered something like an electrical...

    Have you considered something like an electrical circuit tracer? These place an RF type signal through two conductors that can be sensed by an adjustable receiver. I have one made by Amprobe that...
  7. I've apparently got rather young ones. A pair of...

    I've apparently got rather young ones. A pair of 1954 Pacific Steel 500 horsepower firetube boilers, lost the model number years ago.
    When we inherited them, one had had a cracked fire tube in the...
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    I'll help my friends and family but I do not let...

    I'll help my friends and family but I do not let them take advantage of me. I've also had people that are employed by my customers ask me "Do you work on the side?" often. My reply to them is "My...
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    Based on all of my research, my range is...

    Based on all of my research, my range is acceptable and of course, I want the most I can earn but, I have no exact idea of what they can or will pay. Stating my expectations as I did puts the ball...
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    No telling heatingman. I did speak with several...

    No telling heatingman.
    I did speak with several family members and friends here and used all of the help I've gotten and we came to this answer:

    Based on my salary history, my level of skill and...
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    That's likely to be exactly what they're trying...

    That's likely to be exactly what they're trying to do Peztoy, they want top shelf quality but don't want to pay for it. I am worth the $60,000 that I mentioned earlier but, I bet they won't want to...
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    Question regarding salary

    I have applied for a position and have received an e-mail response expressing interest. This e-mail indicates that I need to answer some questions and return them to the sender. I am having some...
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    I see job security for some lucky individual.:gah:

    I see job security for some lucky individual.:gah:
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    I can appreciate what you have told me, my...

    I can appreciate what you have told me, my experience with new techs at several employers has afforded me the ability to determine who will make a very good tech versus who will be a problem. Most...
  15. Watch your back. There is going to be someone...

    Watch your back. There is going to be someone who will use any opportunity to get you in trouble whenever they can. It only takes one incident, mistake or momentary lapse in judgement for you to...
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    Must be one of those "kinetic" sculptures. The...

    Must be one of those "kinetic" sculptures.
    The "artiste" starts it up and it tears itself apart.
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    Had one like that once. HO insisted his dog did...

    Had one like that once. HO insisted his dog did not pee on the unit. The dog wandered up and peed on the unit while we were talking about it. Then it started leaking refrigerant.
    HO asked me if I...
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    Big electronics retailer, we get a call that one...

    Big electronics retailer, we get a call that one specific unit is not communicating with the control system.
    Problem is a failed zone sensor. Bigger problem is the zone sensor is in the wall behind...
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    I like your response better, it fits right where...

    I like your response better, it fits right where it needs to. With your permission, I'll incorporate that one into my repertoire.
    I've already told them all up front that failing to turn in...
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    This is the biggest issue that I encounter where...

    This is the biggest issue that I encounter where I teach. Students come in with high ideals, full of p!ss and vinegar ready to take on the world but after a few terms, most of them fall right back...
  21. Don't rush through a job, take the time needed...

    Don't rush through a job, take the time needed and do it right, don't do it over.

    Consume adequate quantities of water

    Keep a spare uniform in the truck

    Wear good knee pads at every job,...
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    I am an instructor at a career college, not a...

    I am an instructor at a career college, not a tech school, but I teach HVAC/R to people from all over who want to learn this trade. Sadly, we do not teach installation but, I and other instructors...
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    A local site of a national chain, not fast food...

    A local site of a national chain, not fast food but sit down and have servers bring it to you, had one of the nastiest kitchens I had to work in of the several restaurants my employer had us service....
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    At the school where I am teaching HVAC/R, we...

    At the school where I am teaching HVAC/R, we stress appearnce and professionalism to our students. We provide uniform polo shirts with the school logo on them and the students must purchase khaki...
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    I put a sight glass in my system when I installed...

    I put a sight glass in my system when I installed it in my home because I wanted a method of checking the condition of the refrigerant through visual inspection and to monitor for the presence of...
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