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  1. #1
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    Question

    taking BCIT HVAC&R Tech Co-op
    1st work term(Aug 21- Feb 07)
    hey, advice or help welcomed

    Ben from Vancouver

  2. #2
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    you looking for work or already have work?
    www.vetopropac.com - The best tool bags on the market - The offical tool bag of choice by techs everywhere

    Arguing with some people is like wrestling a pig - eventually you realise the pig actually enjoys it

    Gonads serve a useful purpose but are no substitute for brains

  3. #3
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    Looking for 1st job

    How is the job market for 1st years?

  4. #4
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    Run, Forrest. Run!!!
    Is this a Fabreze moment? C.Y.D. I'm voting white elephant. 2’.
    My competition are my best salespeople!

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    Ok you gotta do some door knocking

    dress clean and neat and start going around to all the contractors.

    go to RSL in bby/van and look at the notice boards also stop in at werners in van and bby and look at the notice boards . Put your own notice up on their boards (ask permission first) you could try and go out to coq and langly rsl too. Don't forget Independant supply in BBY too.
    Talk to the counter guys at these locations and see what they know or who they know as well
    www.vetopropac.com - The best tool bags on the market - The offical tool bag of choice by techs everywhere

    Arguing with some people is like wrestling a pig - eventually you realise the pig actually enjoys it

    Gonads serve a useful purpose but are no substitute for brains

  6. #6
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    When you do get that first job, there should be NOTHING that you are not willing to do. If you don't understand an instruction, ASK. If you don't know how to do a certain job,ASK.If there is nothing to do for a few minutes, grab a broom, keep busy. DON'T stand around with your hands in your pockets.

    I love my job, but paydays Thursday

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    It doesn't matter what the job market is like.

    HVACR is like a chastity belt*.

    No, not leather, hard and full of spikes.

    You can find the key if you keep hard at it(npi**) and the only thing stopping you is your own abilities. The key is to keep learning. Push your self. You'll only get in if you have something someone needs and/or more than the next guy has to offer. I went from a C student to a solid A in 9 months of pre-apprenticeship school... since entering this trade I have only not had a job for 3 1/2 hours in 1982. Honest.

    Once you've got the key, all things get easier.

    Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study.

    * Got your attention didn't it.
    ** no pun intended.
    Is this a Fabreze moment? C.Y.D. I'm voting white elephant. 2’.
    My competition are my best salespeople!

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