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  1. #1
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    Part-Time work for Journeyman in CA?

    Hello, I'm a Journeyman HVAC Technician (2 year apprentice/5 year service tech, learned in the the field, then went to school for 3 years and got certified by PHCC) I've been out of the work force for almost 3 years on Workers Comp due to a herniated disc I got from doing Plumbing Work (when I really shouldn't have been doing plumbing, but my employer at the time was a plumbing/HVAC co). Anyway, I've been healing for 3 years and am about 100% back to where I was before I was injured. I settled my WC case, I have no more ties to an injury (liability speaking) so that's all over and done with. I'm looking to ease my way back into the job, considering I've been out for 3 years, and would ideally like to find Part-Time work. Preferably with no on-call, or weekend hours. I know it sounds like I want to have my cake and eat it too... but, Hey, might as well ask around... The squeaky wheel gets the oil, right?

  2. #2
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    Let us know when you find that gig.

  3. #3
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    plan on humping a 30' extension ladder up the side of the buildings and haulin' your stuff up and down when the OIL doesn't work the wheels get replaced.....go into college/hospital maint groups if you want to cruise around
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malorkis View Post
    Hello, I'm a Journeyman HVAC Technician (2 year apprentice/5 year service tech, learned in the the field, then went to school for 3 years and got certified by PHCC) I've been out of the work force for almost 3 years on Workers Comp due to a herniated disc I got from doing Plumbing Work (when I really shouldn't have been doing plumbing, but my employer at the time was a plumbing/HVAC co). Anyway, I've been healing for 3 years and am about 100% back to where I was before I was injured. I settled my WC case, I have no more ties to an injury (liability speaking) so that's all over and done with. I'm looking to ease my way back into the job, considering I've been out for 3 years, and would ideally like to find Part-Time work. Preferably with no on-call, or weekend hours. I know it sounds like I want to have my cake and eat it too... but, Hey, might as well ask around... The squeaky wheel gets the oil, right?

    I take it you had the proper repair/treatment and you have been cleared for work with a written report by a doc, right?
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    I take it you had the proper repair/treatment and you have been cleared for work with a written report by a doc, right?
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  6. #6
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    Maintenance tech is probably your best bet at a hospital or a property management company. In my experience, depending on the place, those guys usually get to pick what they want to do and they sub out and oversee the rest to contractors. They usually performed the “light” work and we got the “riskier” jobs. Or don’t know what your settlement is, but start your own thing. Part-time, no on-call/no weekends, at a contractor? I have seen this situation with long term employees before or during retirement. Unless you have a skill set no one else has, the other Techs will make it hell for you.

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