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    Companies that are perpetually hiring, especially...

    Companies that are perpetually hiring, especially in a down economy raise red flags. Sorry not to have anything overtly positive to say about CMS. I wish I could. Had a friend that worked for them...
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    CMS

    And they are still looking for warm bodies here in SW Ohio! They've had an ad posted locally for technicians and supervisors for the past couple of months. Wonder if they can't get anyone to apply...
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    Air Force One

    I have noticed that Air Force One has had apparently a large turnover of late in SW Ohio and in the Dublin area as well. Not sure what to make of it. I have a friend that works there and it's a...
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    Service Industry Vent

    Part of it's the economy, a lot of it is the changing times- the HVAC business sure has changed dramatically since I started in the trade. I think back on how excited I was to learn and those early...
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    Companies that perpetually have ads posted in the...

    Companies that perpetually have ads posted in the newspaper or online should raise red flags. In this economy, it is doubtful that they are growing at such a pace where they have to advertise every...
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    [QUOTE=timebuilder;16030891]I haven't heard of...

    [QUOTE=timebuilder;16030891]I haven't heard of them.

    I had a meeting (two meetings, actually) with a guy who runs a fairly large outfit in my part of Pa. I asked him where he thought the techs...
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    Back in the early '90's I jumped from light...

    Back in the early '90's I jumped from light commercial HVAC into plant maintenance in a large wholesale baking complex. (Worked there until it closed in the mid-90's). Fortunately, I had a...
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    Lots of hours available but hot, extremely dirty...

    Lots of hours available but hot, extremely dirty work. I was thinking of transitioning over to maintenance work as well for the same reason- erratic, inconsistent hours. Been in HVAC for nearly 20...
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    I agree with many of the posts in this thread- ...

    I agree with many of the posts in this thread- stay where you are, bank the bucks, and get all the experience that you can. Be thankful that you're working as many hours as you are. Where I am...
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    During the slow season, I dance on tables as kind...

    During the slow season, I dance on tables as kind of a minor league working class Chippendale Dancer.
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    Man, it sure would be nice to be able to...

    Man, it sure would be nice to be able to specialize. Every company I ever worked for expected you to do it all.
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    Pink vans? You've got to be kidding!

    Pink vans? You've got to be kidding!
  13. 1) Turtleman ("Yee-Yee-Yee! Live action!") 2) ...

    1) Turtleman ("Yee-Yee-Yee! Live action!")
    2) Moonshiners
    3) Swamp People
    4) Gator Boys
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    Cat pee is possibly the most corrosive substance...

    Cat pee is possibly the most corrosive substance known to man.
  15. Thread: Fun times

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    No way I would have worked on that without a...

    No way I would have worked on that without a harness and lanyard secured properly. That's bad craziness.
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    The last couple of years it has gotten really bad...

    The last couple of years it has gotten really bad here in SW Ohio. Every time I perform maintenance or run service on RTUs in a strip mall you can look around the roof and see the skeletons of...
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    That company is always posting for an HVAC...

    That company is always posting for an HVAC supervisor at that site as well. Don't know whether they cannot find anyone or can't keep any that they do find. I figure something must be up with this...
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    I wonder why employers do that- wait until...

    I wonder why employers do that- wait until someone is going to quit before they start thinking about giving them a raise? If you value a trusted and competent worker, why wait until he or she is...
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    Craigslist job

    The post was "flagged for removal" on Craigslist. Don't exactly know what that means but I know that a lot of jobs posted on Craigslist here locally wind up the same way. Don't know whether they...
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    I've worked for companies big and small but DEEM...

    I've worked for companies big and small but DEEM is the most adversarial toward the front-line technician of any that I have ever worked for in decades in the service business. Turnover, at least...
  21. Unethical Behavior Garners Consequences

    The company I worked for recently had a mass exodus of a service manager, the lone salesman and 10 techs. They all went to the same company and quickly moved in on many of our accounts. They all...
  22. "If you have a skilled trade like HVAC techs do,...

    "If you have a skilled trade like HVAC techs do, then you’re likely not feeling the pinch of the economy as badly as others. " The company that I'm working for started laying people off two years...
  23. Dallas

    I can't believe a city in Texas would succumb to this madness. Then again, this is apt to happen when states or cities accept funds from the federal government. You either toe the party line or...
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    NFPA 70e

    Don't forget your hardhat, faceshield, gloves, and flame-retardant clothing. You need to put those on before you shut the disconnect off. Then verify that all three legs are dead. Once dead, lock...
  25. Thread: Frustrated

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    I'm sure it is mandated somewhere in the...

    I'm sure it is mandated somewhere in the "Stimulus" bill that no one bothered to read.
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