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    If it was a one time thing I would stress your...

    If it was a one time thing I would stress your whole driving record. May not be a bad idea to get your own printout of it from the DMV. If that was the only incident I can see it scaring some people...
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    Oh, I didn't realize you were done. A guaranteed...

    Oh, I didn't realize you were done. A guaranteed 20 hours, I never heard of that before that sounds great.
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    Like you say put the shoe on the other foot. I...

    Like you say put the shoe on the other foot. I take it if an employee was stealing from you that you would give him a chance to square up first I take it?

    You are also making assumptions simply...
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    This looks like something to check out. What...

    This looks like something to check out.

    What about travel time? Employees need not be paid for commuting to work, even if they are in a company vehicle unless they are working (receiving...
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    Fair Labor Standards Act ...

    Fair Labor Standards Act


    http://www.dol.gov/whd/flsa/
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    That is kind of just how it is, every place will...

    That is kind of just how it is, every place will have its pluses and minuses. The grass is always greener on the other side until you get there. I haven't worked union but I gather you can at least...
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    Normally pay is not required if reporting to the...

    Normally pay is not required if reporting to the office in the beginning of the day. It can be "iffy" if you are dispatched from home to your first call. My understanding is if you are answering...
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    That works out ok, they can pay from the shop and...

    That works out ok, they can pay from the shop and back to the shop from last call. Pay to load tools into the van. Makes on call interesting too. I wonder if the guys would be doing more side jobs?
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    I don't think it is a good idea to start out as...

    I don't think it is a good idea to start out as piece rate being totally inexperienced. They will say things like the sky is the limit, your pay rate is up to you, you can give yourself a raise etc....
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    http://en-us.fluke.com/products/all-accessories/fl...

    http://en-us.fluke.com/products/all-accessories/fluke-80pk-27.html?ref=/products/all-accessories#features

    -127 C surface probe

    Different brand but -200 C
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    I was just trying to leave no stone unturned. I...

    I was just trying to leave no stone unturned. I think real technicians can and should be paid more but owners are reluctant. Especially in residential when a "sales tech" can make them more money....
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    If good help is hard to find then if the free...

    If good help is hard to find then if the free market really works wages, benefits and working conditions should improve to keep current help and draw in new qualified people. If enough qualified help...
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    A driller may tell a landowner how much they will...

    A driller may tell a landowner how much they will pay etc but it has nothing to do with the price set by the markets. The "driller" is using the spot and futures markets as guides. Is this along the...
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    The prices are set by the markets as described....

    The prices are set by the markets as described. There may be 3-4 owners of the gas before we get it to our homes. The drillers are like the farmers, the farmers do not set the price of corn. The...
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    I am talking about how it is priced and sold and...

    I am talking about how it is priced and sold and what affected the price. That was the intent throughout. If I gave a different impression or you mistook one from that it was not intentional.

    Here...
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    The price of natural gas is set by market forces;...

    The price of natural gas is set by market forces; the buying and selling of the commodity by market players, based on supply and demand, determines the average price of natural gas. There are two...
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    Natural Gas is a commodity ◆ North American...

    Natural Gas is a commodity

    ◆ North American prices for natural gas are driven by the
    interaction of natural gas supply available from North
    American natural gas and oil fields and demand. Demand...
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    I didn't bring up which class would be affected,...

    I didn't bring up which class would be affected, I found it curious.

    Pa is the only state without a severence tax. It will have virtually no effect on the price of natural gas. Natural gas prices...
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    Why just say middle class? I would be more...

    Why just say middle class? I would be more concerned about the poor actually. By saying that the middle class is the largest customer base I guess you are saying that there are more middle class...
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    On mv systems I always checked for loose...

    On mv systems I always checked for loose connections or a failing safety or thermostat if everything else checked out, gas pressure etc. Hard to tell if it is happening that infrequently.
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    Why will the severance tax be paid by the middle...

    Why will the severance tax be paid by the middle class? How can they target the middle class? If as you say companies don't pay tax won't all who use natural gas be paying it, the poor and rich...
  22. Thread: Time clock

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    I can see how you can say that. All in all I...

    I can see how you can say that. All in all I liked him, he had his moments. For months after that every time I saw him I said "did you check the tape yet?" It was a way to remind him of his stupid...
  23. It is always best to measure super heat and sub...

    It is always best to measure super heat and sub cooling to get an idea of what the system is doing regardless of metering device. Think of it just the same as an ac. You need to measure liquid line...
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    I guess you're right, it wasn't meant to be...

    I guess you're right, it wasn't meant to be literal. But think about it TB doesn't like the idea for less than a living wage to go into effect over 3 years or so in Seattle. Also doesn't want his own...
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    Arriving at the office at 8:00 I once hopped out...

    Arriving at the office at 8:00 I once hopped out of my truck and hurt my back. I could hardly move for a day or so. My boss said that I wasn't in the office yet so I was on my own time. I told him...
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    Let's follow your "logic" to its logical...

    Let's follow your "logic" to its logical conclusion. Corporations shouldn't be taxed and labor should be free.

    You complain about the loss of good jobs and complain about someone making a living...
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    It looks like a blog that didn't interview the...

    It looks like a blog that didn't interview the restraunt owners like the article I posted.

    ILLINOISMIRROR what a joke.

    Here is a recent article from that blog.
    ...
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    This is from the Seattle Times they interviewed...

    This is from the Seattle Times they interviewed the owners. Who are your sources?

    'Conservative pundits say recent Seattle restaurant closures may have been linked to the city’s new $15 minimum...
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    The cause of companies in HVAC paying spiffs is...

    The cause of companies in HVAC paying spiffs is businesses leaving because of regulations? LOL. So much hooey there don't know where to start. Let's assume one part and explain how they are...
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    I don't think there is anything wrong with a...

    I don't think there is anything wrong with a "spiff" policy. It can and is abused. It takes two to tango, I think both are responsible. I think it is up to the owner-manager to put people in check....
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    "First, most young people today will have no...

    "First, most young people today will have no problem selling a humidifier to a person on a fixed income if it means they make more money. This is because concepts like ethics tend to interfere with...
  32. LBJ cut taxes. The United States Revenue Act of...

    LBJ cut taxes.
    The United States Revenue Act of 1964 also known as the Tax Reduction Act, was a bipartisan tax cut bill signed by President Lyndon Johnson on February 26, 1964. Individual income...
  33. 565781565791 It was invisible to many. ...

    565781565791

    It was invisible to many.

    BLISSFULLY IGNORANT

    Poverty was 25% through most of the 1950's ending at about 23%. It was kept invisible to portary a fairy tail image. Also because...
  34. Hasn't been a problem for me. What do you do when...

    Hasn't been a problem for me. What do you do when you come across a system with dye in it? Personally I don't use my digitals not that I think it will hurt anything or be a problem. And I use...
  35. On a maintenance it will be determined if the ref...

    On a maintenance it will be determined if the ref charge is correct or low. When it is low the homeowner should be offered a leak search or topoff or recharge. If it is only topped off it will leak...
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    I believe the cause of all the extra tickets,...

    I believe the cause of all the extra tickets, cameras etc is that politicians are promising not to raise taxes. But they find they need money so examples like above are becoming all to common. It...
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    You offer nothing. ...

    You offer nothing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzP1LfR1qbQ
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    +1 When I was just starting out I wanted to...

    +1

    When I was just starting out I wanted to learn as fast as I could. I volunteered for free to work with certain people to work with them after hours, on call etc. I bought coffee, learned to ask...
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    Kind of reminds me of this. ...

    Kind of reminds me of this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2yIkDVs0cA

    and this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2YS6KVrQqc
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    To get help you need to get your count up and...

    To get help you need to get your count up and apply for pro membership. Ask questions, join in threads about tools or something then apply.

    A component ckeck may or may not be helpful in this case.
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    Do you usually measure truth by what Dr King said...

    Do you usually measure truth by what Dr King said or thought? I am impressed if you do but in any event I do not believe he spoke directly or indirectly about the Bible condoning slavery. So you are...
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    I think you are asking the right questions and...

    I think you are asking the right questions and you should be commended for doing so. You can do well in this field. It is hard work as noted. There is another thread about being an electrician or an...
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    What about the older owner of the company that is...

    What about the older owner of the company that is asking them to do this? Aren't the young people doing what they are being told? Who has the greater knowledge of what they are doing is right or...
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    "Moral absolutism is an ethical view that...

    "Moral absolutism is an ethical view that particular actions are intrinsically right or wrong. Stealing, for instance, might be considered to be always immoral, even if done for the well-being of...
  45. I use either white vinegar or diluted bleach in...

    I use either white vinegar or diluted bleach in that order of preference. I give the homeowner a part-time job. I tell them to get a little funnel and show them where to put it at whatever intervals...
  46. That may be what's in there but I don't think it...

    That may be what's in there but I don't think it is what is suppose to be in there.
  47. Thread: Shoe Covers

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    2XL fits up to size 17. ...

    2XL fits up to size 17.


    http://www.blueshoecovers.com/
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    Lots of talk here about radar detectors being...

    Lots of talk here about radar detectors being legal or illegal here and there. It seems they are legal in all states in personal vehicles except Virginia and DC. Some states seem to have restrictions...
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    I believe that is your employers requirement and...

    I believe that is your employers requirement and not the government's and that is fine. Anybody in this field knows that your 608 doesn't make you qualified for much of anything. What is the...
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    Don't be discouraged. You just want the right...

    Don't be discouraged. You just want the right company to be your last. There can be some advantages in changing jobs in the early going. I think it is easier to make more money faster that way. Then...
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