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Thread: I lost my job today
08-01-2012, 11:26 AM #1Regular Guest
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I lost my job today
i got fired from my job doing pm's on ice machines.i been with the company for 5 months,while i was out on the job yesterday the office had send me a text message telling me to be at the shop early in the mourning.so this mourning the owner brung me to his office and told me that "we're going to have to terminate you" he told me it was because the supervisor had to go behind my work twice because i wasnt cleaning the machines right and that i was working too slow.it was just a week ago that my supervisor told me that i was improving and that i was picking up on speed......so i thought everything became ok until the owner today told me that this job isn't cut out for me.
cleaning ice machines is a hard job when they get real nasty and dirty.i know how to clean ice machines,but it just be taking me 4 to 6 hours just to clean one ice machine sometimes,so they don't think i work fast enough.i guess it aint meant for me to have this job.i probably better at installing or repairing in this kind of trade because i don't think cleaning is my thing.i'ma try to find another company to work for in the air condition,refrigeration trade.......yall wish me good luck.
08-01-2012, 11:58 AM #2
Sorry to hear that...But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.---Psalm 50:16-17
08-01-2012, 12:02 PM #3
Sorry to hear that bud, but everything always works out for the best. You have to leave this job to find a better one. Personally i would be glad to get out of cleaning ice machines....I'm sure you can find something better!
08-01-2012, 12:46 PM #4
Move to Canada! Tons of HVAC work up here! ;-)
Look on the bright side, atleast you know you don't want to do that anymore!
08-01-2012, 12:51 PM #5
Just a course correction; hang in there.An answer without a question is meaningless.
Information without understanding is useless.
You can lead a horse to water............
08-01-2012, 01:16 PM #6Professional Member*
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- las vegas
ice machine cleaning is probably one of the most thankless jobs in this industry. the owner is always in a hurry to get you out of there &
never has the bin empty or a place for icestorage while your cleaning the
damn thing. after washing the bin out & getting all the slime out then you need to get into all the nooks & crannies to get them clean. by then your cleaner is
probably neutralized so you flush & re start cleaning the freezing plate &
scrubbing the stubborn spots ... once you get it clean then it needs flushed &
sanatised & take most of your equipment back to the truck. i always run one thru 2 complete cycles to make sure its working ok & the owner / mgr. thinks
your milking the job because you then have time to take a coffee break while its
producing ice. when your done & write the invoice they always complain that the busboy could have done the job & saved them the money.
i have one account that i printed out the cleaning intstructions out for
so the busboy could clean the machine the next time & mentioned it to the
health inspector that he was going to be cleaning the machine.. by the time she got thru inspecting the icemaker it took a full page of paper to note all
the discrepancys she found & they ended up buying ice for 3 days before she could get back out to re inspect the machine to put it back into service.
i hate icemakers but they are a necessary evil that we have to put up with.
08-01-2012, 01:44 PM #7
The longer it takes the more money you make right? I've never cleaned one so I don't know squat about that but jeez a couple callbacks and your done. Sounds like a bunch of ass holes.
08-01-2012, 08:48 PM #8
Just out of curiosity, I would call the ice machine manufacturer, and find out how long they think a new guy SHOULD take to clean a machine properly.
08-01-2012, 08:54 PM #9Professional Member
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- Mar 2006
4 to 6 hours is about what our company specs to the owners, some take longer some shorter but thats a good average imo.
We got PM guys and thats all they day, id kill myself if it was me. Any guy can go back on another techs work, esp. on something as subjective as cleaning and find faults with it.They told me to use the brain God gave me.
Now I'm an Atheist. Ironic, isn't it?
08-01-2012, 08:56 PM #10
08-01-2012, 08:59 PM #11Professional Member
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- Mar 2008
Good luck. Keep your head up and drive on. That b.s. happens all the time in this trade.
08-01-2012, 09:10 PM #12Professional Member
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- Jul 2012
- NE KS
I am guessing that their are other reasons for letting you go. Hang in there you will land on you feet!
08-01-2012, 09:14 PM #13
Sorry to hear that. I think you should hang in there. there is something to make of yourself in this trade.®