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  1. #1
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    Jul 2004
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    If you would asked me that 5 years ago I would of said no. Well here, no more sargent sledge to hit you over the head anymore. The slackers have been delt with. The boss can be Macho for about 15 seconds. Then, we can get on with our jobs. Roy

  2. #2
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    May 2001
    Location
    Bennington, Vermont U.S.A.
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    let's see. I started in 1964 in this trade. What's that 42 years?

    I love my job. I just don't want to do it as often.

  3. #3
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    angola indiana
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    I have always enjoyed what I do for a living. It isn't perfect but niether am I. I am closing in on retiring and wouldn't mind doing a little less than I now do. When you are self-employed it is a seven day a week process and that does get a little stale after 35 years of it.At some point in the not too distant future I will just say no even more than I do now. If I say no often enough than eventaully people will quit calling and I'll be done. So for now I'll try to enjoy what remains.

  4. #4
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    where the beer flows like wine
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    Nowadays I’m more of a desk jockey, from time to time I feel the urge to go back to servicing equipment but then while some of you were up in the roof cleaning condensers and changing belts I was reading some of the latest post in the HVAC-Talk website. The answer is yes I kind of like my job.

  5. #5
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    Texas
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    Love the industry. 40 years now, hung up the tools last
    year, but am still closely connected to the industry. Don't
    know anything else, but probably wouldn't do it if I did.

  6. #6
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    May 2004
    Location
    Rapid City, SD
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    In general, yes, I like this trade, and for the most part I even like the guys I work for too.

    But, on them days when they send me on a roof and it's 110 or -10 out.. no I hate my job and I hate the guys I work for too lol.
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

  7. #7
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    Chicago, N/W burbs
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    Yeah, I guess so.
    R2B4BTU

  8. #8
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    Jun 2001
    Location
    Louisville, KY
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    Love it.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

  9. #9
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    iowa
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    love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. #10
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    Location
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    I've only been in this trade for two years now, but I do like it.

    Thre are times when I miss my old job which I had for 25 years in a climate controlled shop machining, fabricating, and doing all sorts of cool stuff... plus, six weeks vacation... sigh.

    I was thinking about that today while I was working in a hot attic completely drenched, when a drop of sweat landed on my droplight, and it blew up leaving me in the dark.

  11. #11
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    Location
    Gold Coast of Connecticut
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    Yea....15 years and I still like it.

  12. #12
    The work aint so great, but I like collecting the money.
    Not here for a long time, just a good time

    XXXXXX

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Florida
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    Anybody who hates hvac wouldn't be on this site. I like my job so much I can't leave it even though I should to get ahead.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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