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  1. All the hvac companies in Austin are looking for...

    All the hvac companies in Austin are looking for techs. Im told 130 people per day are moving to the area. It's god awful place to live. Wages have not caught up with the price of living here....
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    Your lying, so your filter changer is charging...

    Your lying, so your filter changer is charging the same as service work. Not a chance in the real world. customers are smarter than that.

    dick
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    No rain or snow in texas. But we run a garden...

    No rain or snow in texas. But we run a garden hose to cool off on those long hours on the roof. Some of the guys use a beach umbrella.

    Rick
  4. Just put a little gas in it. If the suction...

    Just put a little gas in it. If the suction pressure changes you will know what to do. Suction goes up, short of gas, no change, restricted. Quick and easy. Hell, you don't even need to check...
  5. add a little refrigerant if the superheat does...

    add a little refrigerant if the superheat does not change its a restriction. If the charge was low the superheat would go down.
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    I have know a few that made it work on the...

    I have know a few that made it work on the residential side. But in commercial refrigeration they don't have much luck. Older folks strait out of trade school expect too much for their limited...
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    Good for you, I have to tell you most cannot do...

    Good for you, I have to tell you most cannot do what you have done!

    rick
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    If you are compensated for a non-compete clause...

    If you are compensated for a non-compete clause it is (big bucks) enforceable. if your not it is fair game. You should know that if you have an employment contract. But Texas is a state that...
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    So your going to tell us that you have made 100's...

    So your going to tell us that you have made 100's if not 100,00's of business contacts. You go into business and you only call on businesses you have never done business with before? How do you know...
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    Well Andy, You can take the high road, but when...

    Well Andy, You can take the high road, but when it comes down to feeding your family vs feeding your ex boss family....

    you know what's going to happen.

    Rick
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    If I was in my 20's I would go just for the fun...

    If I was in my 20's I would go just for the fun of it. Hell, it can't hurt you for a few years. it's not like you have to stay there the rest of your life. working, fishing, girls, fishing, drinking,...
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    looking back after 38 years in the trade, the...

    looking back after 38 years in the trade, the best career path would be banker, financial advisor, stock broker, real estate broker, CPA, anybody that uses other peoples money to make money.

    But...
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    You haven't started on your own. Trust me, you...

    You haven't started on your own. Trust me, you would do it, income anyway you can. If you don't believe me, start your own business, anybody that says they would not, hasn't been there.

    Rick...
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    You would if the bills need to be paid and the...

    You would if the bills need to be paid and the pantry was bare. I did it. some customers went with me some didn't. I had employees do it. Didn't blame them and we still are friends. there are lots of...
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    Here is how you do it. First you get the hand...

    Here is how you do it. First you get the hand full of business cards and call on every company in your area that has an ice machine or refrigeration equipment. Then sit back and wait for the phone to...
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    There is a big market for it. I have done it...

    There is a big market for it. I have done it twice. It's not hard, you just have to be committed to making it work 24 hours a day. Say goodbye to your wife and kids, you will not see them much but...
  17. RSES mag had a great article on that subject. It...

    RSES mag had a great article on that subject. It was the only copy that I saved.

    Dick
  18. Best time to sell that pm contract is when you...

    Best time to sell that pm contract is when you hand them the bill for a compressor replacement. Show em the condenser coil. Tell em, Dirty condensers kills compressor. Or get a little bit technical,...
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    Tom, You will not fine much on this forum. Not...

    Tom, You will not fine much on this forum. Not many techs that subscribe here are looking and there are none in the area. I think most are comfortable where there are. I have had my best techs...
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    If you can speak to the cook in his first...

    If you can speak to the cook in his first language you would be richer and a better person than you are now. I tell my guys to treat the bus boy with respect because he may be the manager some day...
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    Looking here for techs was a shot in the dark. I...

    Looking here for techs was a shot in the dark. I just threw out the job opening, which I rarely have, just to see what came up. I know now that most folks that use this site are not willing to move...
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    Your customer have taught you to be cheap. Cheap...

    Your customer have taught you to be cheap. Cheap doesn't work. When they said can you just make it work? ,you should say yes and fix it, price it so you don't get that call back. But, you have...
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    Why? Work less make more doesn't agree with you?...

    Why? Work less make more doesn't agree with you?

    Dick
    PPSEL
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    This customer is a gold mine, why complain? Junk...

    This customer is a gold mine, why complain? Junk equipment = lots of service. But I see you afraid of call backs. Why not fix their stuff the right way the first time? No call backs!

    Dick
    PPSEL
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    What school did you graduate from? Dick

    What school did you graduate from?

    Dick
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