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  1. I also live in NYC and I went to both to...

    I also live in NYC and I went to both to technical school (TCI) and turner school for my RMO.

    In the area there are few trade/technical schools to choose from:
    Apex, stay away from unless you...
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    Here in NYC I went to technical school and was...

    Here in NYC I went to technical school and was lucky to start with $15/hr as a helper and that was a union company. Non-union will pay you peanuts, somewhere about $10-$12/hr or even less, I know...
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    I also decided to change careers after losing a...

    I also decided to change careers after losing a job back in 2009 and I am also someone who spent a lot of money on a trade school. I can tell you I do have a bit of regret.

    I am going to list the...
  4. Thread: Arista in NYC

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    Arista in NYC

    Anyone ever work for Arista in NYC? Is this a Union shop? How are they with time off in the summer? Thanks!
  5. Thread: Hiring season?

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    AT LAST! I got a job, with a heating company no...

    AT LAST! I got a job, with a heating company no less (I wont mention names just in case it doesn't work out). I did try very hard and did a lot of soliciting of companies on my own since I finished...
  6. Thread: Hiring season?

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    Hiring season?

    I was told by many people (my instructors and some in the field already), that we are entering hiring season for NYC. I have not had one call or interview int he past two weeks. I am starting to give...
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    I also wonder if its worth it. I am taking the...

    I also wonder if its worth it. I am taking the written test next month and will go to Turner for practical prep. The rep at turner boasted about how many jobs they have available, just wondering how...
  8. Thread: FDNY RMO

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    Yeah I heard the "Send your resume" line about...

    Yeah I heard the "Send your resume" line about 100 times. None of these shops seem to be hiring.
  9. Thread: FDNY RMO

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    I tried Trane, trust me I did. I have contacts...

    I tried Trane, trust me I did. I have contacts that know the service manager and if they were hiring I would be working there. I am definitely going for the RMO just wondering if I should pay to get...
  10. Thread: FDNY RMO

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    FDNY RMO

    Hi everyone I am thinking about going for this certificate and have a few questions.

    Is it worth it? I mean will I get a job with a RMO and little HVAC experience? Is it difficult to get a watch...
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    Well I finally got a job, I went in dockers with...

    Well I finally got a job, I went in dockers with a button down shirt and tie. I really think it depends on wear you go, meaning the size and scope of the company.
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    I have been going for mainly technician positions...

    I have been going for mainly technician positions in all types of companies. So far i have worn a suit for each interview I have been on. The larger companies usually don't say anything, but the...
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    To suit, or not to suit?

    Just want to get some opinions, when i go on interviews at smaller companies if I should wear a suit? If not then what should I wear? Thanks!
  14. Thread: Jobs in NYC?

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    Thanks for everyone's advice and help. I am...

    Thanks for everyone's advice and help. I am definitely not going to stop looking, and it seems to be picking up a little, so I am hopeful.



    I had Guidice and Ramnarine, they were good teachers...
  15. Thread: Jobs in NYC?

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    Quite a few. HVAC Techs, Maintenance Techs in...

    Quite a few. HVAC Techs, Maintenance Techs in Hotels, HVAC Helpers Boiler/Heater Tech, Appliance Repair even. I even called a few local companies and for the most part heard "we are not hiring right...
  16. Thread: Jobs in NYC?

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    Jobs in NYC?

    Okay so I finished HVAC school in December (Went to TCI) and have been looking for a job since then. I am at my wits end to say the least. I have been on four interviews that went nowhere. A lot of...
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    I just finished TCI, it is the longest (16 months...

    I just finished TCI, it is the longest (16 months at minimum) and most expensive (About 20k) program in NYC it seems. I will be honest and say it was both good and bad. You learn a lot of things...
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    Well I decided not to go for this job, I...

    Well I decided not to go for this job, I understand some restriction in the summer, especially for an AC company, but for 6 months of the year? And per union contract, meaning you cannot take...
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    Vacation restriction?

    Hi everyone,

    I recently went on an interview with a local (NYC area) HVAC company and met with the owner of the company. When describing the job he mentioned that the company does not allow (per...
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    NY City

    NY City
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    HVAC Training in NY

    I am wondering if I made the right choice in HVAC training and if I am too old to be entering the trade. I am currently going to TCI, scheduled to finish at the end of 2010 with a A.O.S. degree in...
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