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    With thermostats going to control via internet,...

    With thermostats going to control via internet, what's to stop unethical companies from creating their own service calls?
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    How about a double feature. Show your readers...

    How about a double feature. Show your readers both sides of the coin of employee/employer relations. Why it's so important to treat your techs well in dollars and cents and why it's important to...
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    I feel for you. I'm in Columbus, OH. I was...

    I feel for you. I'm in Columbus, OH. I was recently laid off, BUT I'm turning down pretty good offers because I'm shooting for a great one. Columbus dealt with the recession better than any city in...
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    Six companies in six years. Most recently, I left...

    Six companies in six years. Most recently, I left an ok company for a really good one. Big raise, great benies, blah blah blah. I told them I had a good job but wasn't looking for a temporary thing....
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    Thank you. It was helpful.

    Thank you. It was helpful.
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    Engineering Excellence?

    Does anyone know anything about Engineering Excellence of central Ohio? I'm considering applying there but don't know much about them. How are they to work for?How do they treat their techs and...
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    After Christmas is absolutely the worst time in...

    After Christmas is absolutely the worst time in Ohio. Early Spring before all the coil cleaning begins on service contracts for sure. This is prime time.
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    [QUOTE=UAHVACR;15358271] OK? I was just...

    OK? I was just answering his question.
  9. Need a comm/ind HVAC job in central OHIO

    I'm work out of LU 189 Plumbers & Pipefitters. I'm looking for work in the central Ohio area. I prefer to stay in the union but I'm tired of the lay-offs and non-union seem to be the only guys hiring...
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    HVAC in WV is the sheet metal union I believe....

    HVAC in WV is the sheet metal union I believe.
    http://www.smwlu33.org/
    In OH, it's the Plubmers & Pipefitters.
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    If you had only the electric heat strip on at...

    If you had only the electric heat strip on at 10kw = 34,120 btuh. 34,120=1.08xCFMx39. Therefore, CFM = 810 if you got a good accurate TR (approximately). It's probably running at the same speed as...
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    He must really like it there because he has CMS...

    He must really like it there because he has CMS in his user name. I'm motivated but not 45-60 hours every single week kinda motivated. They'd have to pay me $100K+ and I'd probably still leave. I...
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    We do a lot of government work. Schools, DOT,...

    We do a lot of government work. Schools, DOT, water treatment facilities, and other non-government work like factories etc.
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    I just got out of a job that focused on...

    I just got out of a job that focused on restaurant work (including grills and fryers) and retail. I found that I didn't care for it. It was an okay job, nice people, but annoying work conditions (not...
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    Well... it is a serious sport. :gah: Those are...

    Well... it is a serious sport. :gah: Those are the crappiest fans; the ones that get in fights over it.
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    Screw baseball. Can I be a Steelers fan in Philly?

    Screw baseball. Can I be a Steelers fan in Philly?
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    Is there a need for techs out there or are there...

    Is there a need for techs out there or are there a lot on the bench? Is that $50/hr gross wages?
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    I like to put my ribs in a brine solution, bring...

    I like to put my ribs in a brine solution, bring to a boil, pull 'em out, then grill them. Talk about moist and tender. Mmmmm Mm.
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    Where should a tech consider moving?

    I've been in the trade for almost 6 years. I'm a fourth year apprentice in the UA. My wife and I are considering moving with our girls in a couple of years. Where are some good places for a union...
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    I'm in Ohio and didn't get anything through them....

    I'm in Ohio and didn't get anything through them. I was hired twice through Monster.com and that's even with being in a Union. The local apparently didn't give my name to the contractor but the...
  21. Zw and I are in the same local. MES apprentice...

    Zw and I are in the same local. MES apprentice graduates after 5 years and is a Service Man. His company then recommends him (at their discression) for an upgrade. The hall has the tech take a JM...
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    I think I recall something about him taking cover...

    I think I recall something about him taking cover behind his truck and then calling in. I thought they said that the HO would shoot him if he tried to back out. But you're probably right.
  23. Maxster...

    What is a normal house payment in NY? How close to the city do you have to live in those locals? Our JM are about $33/hr. I'm not sure. I haven't really been in it much until recently and I'm an...
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    Another reason I'm happy to be out of resi and...

    Another reason I'm happy to be out of resi and corner store repair.

    They musta removed the phone number. I don't see it there at all.
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    I'm sorry lady, but I'll be sitting in my truck...

    I'm sorry lady, but I'll be sitting in my truck until you move your vehicle. And... I'm on the clock. I don't even take very kindly to residents meeting me at my truck to rush me. :gah:
  26. Wow. I'm sure there's some kind of reason, but...

    Wow. I'm sure there's some kind of reason, but that's just nuts. I think they need more rules. Maybe the A side should pee holding their left hand while B uses their right and every other week they...
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    I will say that I've never seen the union I'm in...

    I will say that I've never seen the union I'm in prohibit an employer from getting rid of the dead weight. Those guys get a reputation and keep the bench warm. I have seen crap techs stay at the same...
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    Or they're too anxious to change companies.

    Or they're too anxious to change companies.
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    I can't disagree there. I have had some similar...

    I can't disagree there. I have had some similar annoyances.
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    I'm not trying to separate them. I know they're...

    I'm not trying to separate them. I know they're like "peas and carrots". I'm just curious if there are reasons other than political convictions that cause people to be anti-union.
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    My purpose as an employee is to work hard and...

    My purpose as an employee is to work hard and efficiently to be profitable for my employer. By so doing, I will also profit myself. I, as an employee, have certain expectations of my employer. A safe...
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    Other than political convictions, I just don't...

    Other than political convictions, I just don't understand why people are SO anti-union. My dad is a republican, so I understand why he's anti-union. A big part of it is that he doesn't like any dues...
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    My thought process is... if you're. Comfortable...

    My thought process is... if you're. Comfortable with resi, go for commercial. If you struggle with resi... stay there until you are confident in your skills. How much retail, restaurant,...
  34. Wow. That's sad. Too bad the son was so...

    Wow. That's sad. Too bad the son was so stupid/selfish with money. I guess he never heard, 'It takes money to make money'. It takes a little longer to get that motorcycle or truck legitimately, but...
  35. Wow! That's bad. What state was that in and why...

    Wow! That's bad. What state was that in and why did they stick it on you, rather than the owner of the vehicle??? That's got me looking fro now on.

    My worst employer would call me every 30 - 45...
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    Oh... I guess you're right.

    Oh... I guess you're right.
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    If you can't stop a Trane, light it up! Hahaha,...

    If you can't stop a Trane, light it up! Hahaha, wow.
  38. I am a Christian. This is not the appropriate...

    I am a Christian. This is not the appropriate forum to discuss this subject any further than we have and I don't think anything productive will come of it. I'd still like to use this forum for HVAC...
  39. I just wanted to post one last thing on this...

    I just wanted to post one last thing on this thread. I didn't mean to offend anyone and I hope I didn't. These discussions can get heated. I respect that everyone has their own opinions and I hope...
  40. To be in subjection to the authorities does not...

    To be in subjection to the authorities does not mean that we must VOTE for them. To vote for a MAN'S rulership is to vote against God's. "Friendship with the world is enmity with God." Jesus said of...
  41. Then why do you?

    Then why do you?
  42. He dealt with a quite a few men who were helping...

    He dealt with a quite a few men who were helping themselves first. He told them to leave their riches behind, give them away and follow after him. I don't think he'd vote for them. But, given that...
  43. I'm not liberal, conservative, or independent....

    I'm not liberal, conservative, or independent. I'm Christian. Again, I ask, who do you imagine that Jesus Christ would vote for?
  44. Think about what you said, "given our monetary...

    Think about what you said, "given our monetary system wealth creation can be increased through the private sector without others losing wealth." If you "create" wealth. You are in essence creating...
  45. ::DD: It's true though. If the homeowner...

    ::DD: It's true though. If the homeowner considers your expertise to be more valueable than a moonlighter's, he'll pay you even though you're more. Right?
  46. Wealth displaces wealth and value is in our...

    Wealth displaces wealth and value is in our imagination.
  47. Environmentalism wouldn't hinder "progress" if it...

    Environmentalism wouldn't hinder "progress" if it weren't for greedy CEO's and politicians stoping it. GREED is the "sacred cow". Your vocabulary exposes you. The very word choice of "job killing"...
  48. Timebuilder, could you define how people "create"...

    Timebuilder, could you define how people "create" wealth? I would describe it as reappropriating wealth. Nobody can become more wealthy without affecting the wealth of others. It's just not possible....
  49. Tongue in cheek, buddy.

    Tongue in cheek, buddy.
  50. I don't consider myself to be an independent....

    I don't consider myself to be an independent. Quite the contrary, but I won't discuss the depth of my views with you, since you think you must enlighten me. Perhaps everyone that disagrees with you...
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