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    Attitude Problem

    Do you know you have an attitude problem?

    Yeah, but it's just a little one.

    Spoken in the voice of Sylvester Stallone.

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    Actually I do. It's served me pretty well up until this point in my life. In my own defense I have mellowed out though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    Do you know you have an attitude problem?

    Yeah, but it's just a little one.

    Spoken in the voice of Sylvester Stallone.
    Oh, so that's what it is!

    (I thought it was an altitude problem.)
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    It's a badge of HONOR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    Do you know you have an attitude problem?

    Yeah, but it's just a little one.

    Spoken in the voice of Sylvester Stallone.

    Ahhhhh, **** you. I ain't got no attitude.

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    Attitude has to Do with,
    Amplitude.

    Give me a 100 watt Marshall and "I'll show you some Attitude".
    No matter how long you have been doing this,
    Go back and reread the Basic's.You WILL Learn something.
    Why is it called,an Act of GOD when IT has Nothing to do with Him?
    Will of the Devil would be more appropriate IMO.Just Saying.
    PSALMS, 18 & 25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    Do you know you have an attitude problem?
    ...

    Yeah, it comes with old age.

    {Spoken in the voice of an old man}.

    My attitude came at age fifteen- that's when the physics teach slid my desk into the hall for the year.

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    What did you say?

    Who the F*** do you think you're Talking to??

    I Do NOT have a f'in Attitude!!
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    The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

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    My attitude is wings level, heads up, and climbing.
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    2 Tim 3:16-17

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    So there is an indication someone (?) needs an attitude adjustment...

    We do not need no stinkin' attitude adjustment...

    The customers need to show a little respect... LOL

    Seriously... us older guys, add in the heat and long hours of the summer, and perhaps we get frustrated.

    A cool week, rather than pop psychology, will resolve an attitude...
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    All joking aside; I guess my attitude is this -

    I am here to Help gentlemen. If my help isn't wanted or appreciated; good luck with all your future endeavors. All my equipment works great, my beer is icy cold, and I know the direct route to get back my house.
    PHM
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    Reflecting on PHM's post above, when it comes to customers, my attitude is this:

    1) You are getting a tech in me that is an anomaly in third party contracting. You want a lot for a little, and the common law of business balance dictates that your dynamic is not possible. Fortunately, you can get a little more with me, but if you want more at other sites around the country, you will have to start paying more.

    2) Since am here, I will tell you what needs to be done. You can act on that or ignore it. I am fine either way.

    3) Your previous service arrangements with other contractors have created a "target rich environment" for me, but as I said, you did get what you paid for.

    4) Just let us know how you would like to proceed. Have a nice day.
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    I did have an upset customer a couple of months back, pretty sure I mentioned it on this forum. New tenant in existing building. Extensive retrofit with engineering before they took occupancy. Conference room had inadequate cooling. I was there in the morning checking out the box cars on the roof. All checked out.

    Got the call late that same day from our dispatcher really wanting me to stop by. Not in the direction of my house. But I figure maybe there will be something different I will see in the heat of the day.

    The 'head facilities' guy was in the parking lot talking to another. I just stood back respectfully waiting for their conversation to end. When it did and he saw me he walked over. We were about six feet apart. Then he started doing the finger pointy thing. If we were closer, he would have been jabbing me in my chest. He was just going off.

    I calmly said "sir, if you don't want to have an adult conversation, I'll walk right now and go home."

    He did calm down. My responsibility is the equipment on the roof, nothing below the roof line. And it was all working perfectly.

    Scheduled a meeting with the installing contractor to meet up the next morning. I gave him a few ideas and he came out with one of his guys and a balance cone. Turns out they were having a meeting in the conference room so we couldn't do much.

    Then I asked the contractor how many people the room was designed for; and who made that spec. Turns out the head facility guy, the one with the attitude, gave the head count to the engineer. A head count of something like 10, but there were over 20 people in the room, standing room only.

    I looked at the head facility guy and said something along the lines of: At least now we know what the problem is. Told the contractor to just max out the VAV and if they wanted even more cooling then they'd have to pay for a larger VAV box. Contractor liked that; head facility guy just stood there silent.

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