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  1. #1
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    Do I look for another job or not?

    Here's the situation I have: I was hired by my current company right out of HVAC school and have worked pretty steady since, however this passed summer they hired a guy who was in the class a year after I was and it went well for all of us until this mild winter hit us. I'm going on being on low earnings for 3 weeks now. The reason I ask is because the new guy was laid off for 2 years and can't draw as much they chose to lay me off and let him work since I can draw 3 times what he can. My question being Do you think I'm being screwed by the company and should I be causing more of a stink and not be so accommodating? Should I start looking for another job if work doesn't pick back up soon? Just looking for some . Thanks

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    It is slow all across the county due to the weather....

    Best to hold out till mother nature gets her act together IMO.

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    Thanks Chris, I was thinking about waiting until Spring and then see what feed back I get. Also am I wrong for not speaking up about the younger tech working while I'm off? I kinda think I might be doing the right thing since he can't draw as much on low earnings, but at the same time I don't want to get shafted.

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    Happens every year at this time. The mild weather hasn't helped. Most companies that may be hiring now are only in anticipation for the spring/summer. If you leave now and we have a mild summer, you'll be in the same boat in August. If you're otherwise happy, sticking it out is probably the way to go.
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    Hi...I want a job in telecom..Please help me...

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    Seems like the company is trying its best to make sure everyone can survive. You maybe getting the shaft but your still employed and you can collect and make decent money. The other guy is lucky as well because he can still make a living. While it may not seem fair if the situation was reversed youd be happy as a hog.
    Personally, It seems like a company id like to work for. They didnt choose favorites, they chose the best way everyone could survive.

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    Maybe they don't like your attitude. Just a thought. I would look around while on unemployment to see if I could step up in trade. There is no allegiance when it comes to the bottom line $$$$$$$$$$$$$.

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    Thanks everyone,also keeplearning I hope my question didn't seem like a bad attitude as I don't like guys with bad attitudes and try not to be one of them, but if you feel it was let me know as if there is anything I can improve on in this field I want to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_in_WV View Post
    Thanks everyone,also keeplearning I hope my question didn't seem like a bad attitude as I don't like guys with bad attitudes and try not to be one of them, but if you feel it was let me know as if there is anything I can improve on in this field I want to do it.
    How would I know It was a seek inside yourself question.

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    I kinda think it was them showing some real concern for their employees. COuld be wrong but try and look at it that way and measure their over performance, not just the slow periods. It can be a challenge for both of yenz.
    And no, I didn't see any attitude in the question or other posts/threads you've made.

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    If you can afford to, I'd say just wait it out and see what comes to you this summer and see if it was worth the wait. Not only that but, since you are still pretty new in the field (outside of school), I'd recommend that you stick around as long as you can unless you truly need to leave due to $$ reasons. Get as much experience as you can that way when you ever decide to leave, it'll be somewhat easier for you to get a replacement job. Sometimes its good to be patient if you can help it. Pretty basic advice but, I hope it helps.

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    I've let lots of employees go over the years & I must say- how much a guy draws on UI never factored into the decision.

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    I'm not hurting for $$ its just a little tight. I actually told them I agreed with the idea, but was wondering if I was being too soft. On a side note I should have specified that the looking was just because I'm curious what feedback I might get, but I'm in no immediate hurry to go anywhere as I'm treated well and paid fairly well for 18 months experience.

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