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    This is the dumbest response I've heard. This...

    This is the dumbest response I've heard. This dumb **** ranks right up there with answering a question with "huh" and "because".

    The only thing I expected was to have a job.

    Judging by the...
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    Yeah it would suck. But what are my options? I've...

    Yeah it would suck. But what are my options? I've researched the I.T. market and compared it to the HVAC market. It seems that HVAC is doing more with less. Most shops are paying overtime to...
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    Get ready to be told it's all your fault by some...

    Get ready to be told it's all your fault by some people. You should be more "this" or "that".
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    Yes I tried Sears. I live in Cincinnati but part...

    Yes I tried Sears. I live in Cincinnati but part of their service area in Northern Kentucky. I have to have a Kentucky Journeymen's License.

    Thx though. I will continue searching for a job to help...
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    What are you saying? If you are inferring that my...

    What are you saying? If you are inferring that my attitude is bad or that I have not tried to fix this situation then I really don't know what to say. I don't have to prove myself to you because I've...
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    What are my choices? I love HVAC but I hate...

    What are my choices?

    I love HVAC but I hate the trade politics.

    The answer may be that I need to relocate. Maybe if I had more experience but if I'm going to chase a job it would be I.T.

    I...
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    Thx man. I enrolled at ITT Technical Institute....

    Thx man. I enrolled at ITT Technical Institute. Going to get an associates in I.T. Computer Network Systems.


    I believe there are good people in this trade but I also believe that it is very...
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    I'm very professional. Eye Contact Smile...

    I'm very professional.

    Eye Contact
    Smile
    Dressed for success
    Truthful
    Well Groomed

    The whole nine.
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    I don't know of any community colleges that he...

    I don't know of any community colleges that he could go to and only pay $600.

    Cheapest I've seen nationwide is 6-7k
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    Depends on you man. If it's valuable to you then...

    Depends on you man. If it's valuable to you then make the move. If you go to a community college you are going to spend a little bit more and have to work and go to school. If you can retain...
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    Really depends on how fast you pick up. You...

    Really depends on how fast you pick up.

    You have to be ready to do a lot of studying alone on your own time.

    I got a scored 98% on my EPA test and walked away with a Universal. I studied my...
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    I agree those are not the best words to use but...

    I agree those are not the best words to use but I'm being faced with a decision of going to work in a factory for a temp service or taking a loan out for CDL training. I could have said a lot worse...
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    Well this is my point right here. As a recruiter...

    Well this is my point right here. As a recruiter or hiring manager wouldn't you think it would be wise to bring in new blood from time to time and groom this guy to your standards and business...
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    Why is it so hard to get a job in this field

    It seems like if you you are newer in this field that you have some type of plague and employers won't touch you. Everyone wants you to have 5 years experience fresh out of school.

    I have a...
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    That's what I said. It really changes the pros...

    That's what I said.

    It really changes the pros for it versus the cons.

    I have Local # 392 coming also. So from a career perspective I would think it would be better for myself and family to go...
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    Yes I applied online. I just got back from the...

    Yes I applied online.

    I just got back from the interview. They paint a picture of a family environment and plenty room for advancement.

    But they are not Union like I thought.

    I also have my...
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    I plan on going. It's tomorrow at 1 pm. When...

    I plan on going. It's tomorrow at 1 pm.

    When you say that your buddy does more than just refrigeration, what do you mean?
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    Well that sounds great! I think it's going...

    Well that sounds great!


    I think it's going to come down to the job security and benefits between local #392 vs. Krogers.


    May the best company win!
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    Thx. I'm scheduled to start work for Local...

    Thx.

    I'm scheduled to start work for Local JATC #392 soon but this came up. I want to at least go on the interview so I can compare both of these opportunities.
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    Krogers Refrigeration Apprentice

    I have the interview next week.


    Do any of you guys have any experience with Krogers and their refrigeration jobs?

    What should I expect?
  21. Thread: Ideal HVAC/R Job

    by JDJ
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    Ideal HVAC/R Job

    What is the ideal job/path in this field if you wanted to throw yourself completely into this trade and be the the best with no limits. Below are the things that I consider "What we all want". What...
  22. Thread: Local 17 Boston

    by JDJ
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    I recently went through this process. I'm just...

    I recently went through this process.

    I'm just waiting now for the call to come on in.

    Firstly, you didn't say if you tested or not yet but I will assume you didn't.

    Please study for the...
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    This is the last time I plan to address your...

    This is the last time I plan to address your ignorance.

    I chose to seek the advice of guys in this industry who have been doing it longer than me.

    This wasn't about being a man, it was about...
  24. Thread: PTAC Information

    by JDJ
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    PTAC Information

    Can any of you guy offer a site where I can find some good info on ptac's.

    I need troubleshooting and basic operation of ptac heat pumps

    Thx in advance!:cool:
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    Oh and one more thing, learn how to spell:)

    Oh and one more thing, learn how to spell:)
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    I can smell your attitude all the way from where...

    I can smell your attitude all the way from where you are at.

    I don't appreciate your comments on making babies either.

    I had a great steady job making good money as a machinist at Ford. The...
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    Need Some Advice Fellas

    As most of you know I'm #5 on the Local 392 scheduled for the class to come in between Apr-Jun.

    I'm not working right now and I have two job offers on the table

    Job #1 is with a local...
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    Can you offer me any info on life as an...

    Can you offer me any info on life as an apprentice in Cincinnati?

    I've heard basically that I'll be assigned to a journeyman but that's it.


    Can you fill in the blanks for me..........
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    I'm not really concerned with any other variables...

    I'm not really concerned with any other variables except the ones I can control.

    I studied my butt off for the test and was honest and true during my interview process.

    I did all I could and I...
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    Thank you bro! I took the Sheet Metal test...

    Thank you bro!


    I took the Sheet Metal test today also.

    My interview for that isn't until April.


    I really hope Local 392 comes through for me man. I need a break.
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    Just got my letter today in the mail and it said...

    Just got my letter today in the mail and it said that I'm #5 on the list.


    This sounds great but I really don't know how good that is.

    Do I stand a chance of getting selected?
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    Had a interview with local 392 today

    I walked in the room and we all introduced ourselves. I took a seat after being instructed.

    First question they asked me was why do I want to do this work? I replied, "It's in my heart and...
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    Thank you for the encouraging words. I'm so...

    Thank you for the encouraging words.

    I'm so hard on myself because I'm scared. My job is the biggest political place ever. I just want to continue learning and become great in this field.

    I...
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    Thx Benny! I'll send my resume. What is your...

    Thx Benny! I'll send my resume. What is your company name so I can research it?
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    Service Tech

    Service Tech
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    I made a serious mistake entering this field

    I feel like an idiot. I gave up a decent job and spent money out my own pocket to go to enter this field.


    I'm just so damn pissed off at myself that I can't even stand it.


    I'm working 10...
  37. I had the interview and I feel pretty good about...

    I had the interview and I feel pretty good about it.

    I had to meet with the head HR lady first and we seemed to vibe and she liked everything I had to say.

    Then I met with the Head of...
  38. I got a job interview as HVAC Mechanic at the local hospital

    I only have 7 months in the field but they want to bring me in. I have a buddy who graduated at the same time as me and got a job at another hospital across town.

    I'm curious if any of you know...
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    My boss threatened me today. He wants the techs...

    My boss threatened me today. He wants the techs to camp out in customer homes until we sell something and "if it comes down to it exaggerate some to make a sale".

    I refuse to lie and cheat. I'm so...
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    How can I get into controls

    What is the best route?

    Is there a course that I can take?
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    Yes I'm already registered at MEP. Can you...

    Yes I'm already registered at MEP.

    Can you help me out maybe?
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    Credibility is irrelevant on this issue because...

    Credibility is irrelevant on this issue because of the commonality of the varibles concerning this topic.

    I'm nobody's junior. If you are so prideful about your alleged maturity maybe you show...
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    It's not ignorance that fuels my point of view. I...

    It's not ignorance that fuels my point of view. I don't mean to call you out man but I'm willing to bet that you have stretched the truth to sell a part.

    Performance pay is designed to make the...
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    What does my time in the field have to do with...

    What does my time in the field have to do with the basic principles that I'm speaking about?

    Not damn thing man!

    The elements and variables that are present to a tech with performance pay...
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    Yes it is that bad bro. If I'm not selling I get...

    Yes it is that bad bro. If I'm not selling I get a page to not come into work while the guy with the "hot hand" gets to work.

    This is a great industry but it's suspect to a lot of manipulation...
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    Can't you tell that's what I'm trying to do bro....

    Can't you tell that's what I'm trying to do bro.


    But in the meantime I have to support my family until I do find something else.

    Performance pay isn't for those who have any compassion or a...
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    I'm on performance pay and I feel like crap when...

    I'm on performance pay and I feel like crap when I'm forced to decide between my family eating and ripping off a customer.


    My family has been eating a lot of ramen noodles and frozen pizza...
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    Sent in my resume via hvacagent. Heard nothing....

    Sent in my resume via hvacagent. Heard nothing. I'm very frustrated with my current job. I'm on performance pay and it's literally making me feel like a crook and affecting my morale.

    My boss and...
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    Looking for work in Cincinnati

    I'm looking for work in Cincinnati. I currently work in residential but I really want to go commercial in the capacity of controls, boilers, or facility maintenance.


    If you can help me out...
  50. Thread: HVAC Agent ?

    by JDJ
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    dbaker. I have registered with HVACAGENT.COM....

    dbaker.

    I have registered with HVACAGENT.COM.

    I'm having the same doubts as other posters have indicated.

    I've bee out of school for a about 2 months now and it's hard trying to find a job....
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