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  1. #53
    Idk what I was thinking, I guess. I thought you guys would work normal days, like everyone else...

    How often do things like this happen?

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    all jokes aside

    we are a small shop

    8 journeymen so we are on call every 8 weeks!!!!!!!
    obviously that means 7 days at 24 hours a day.

    from june thru august i work about 60 hours a week on average and every single saturday and a few sundays

    I had 2 weeks this summer of 85 hours
    85 hours of billable work means well over 100 hours away from home!!!!!!!!

    i work until or after midnight at least once a week all 52 weeks!

    i have only had one saturday off in 2012.

    I am scheduled to work this saturday and sunday

    last year i had 800 hours of OT

    2010 i worked out of towm for 9 months

    when i am not on call i still have all my own customers through work ofcourse!!!!!!!!! that call me all hours of the night 7 days a week!!!!!!!!

    the better you get the more you work and the harder it gets!


    Quote Originally Posted by ThePipeMan View Post
    Idk what I was thinking, I guess. I thought you guys would work normal days, like everyone else...

    How often do things like this happen?
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

  3. #55
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePipeMan View Post
    How often do things like this happen?
    That's an easy one.

    The bigger shops have a scheduled breakdown board in the dispatch office. Check up on that puppy in the morning with your milk and cookies, and you are good to go.

    The newer tech savvy outfits will have an app for that- the board. You gotta get your own cookies though.


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    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePipeMan View Post
    Impatient people, can't wait for the work day to start?!? What is this?
    Take a walk around your local neighborhood.

    Day care centers, hospitals, supermarkets, cold storage facilities, medical research facilities... Most open 24/7 or, at the very least, staffed 24/7. All have refrigeration and/or HVAC systems that are considered mission-critical, meaning that the equipment MUST RUN.

    Typically, equipment like this is kept in a state of good repair, but anything mechanical can break and, when it does, it requires a skilled, knowledgeable technician to be ON-CALL to go and fix it.

    Most residential equipment can wait until the next business day. unless severe health concerns are involved. There is a lot more under the sun than residential HVAC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    the better you get the more you work and the harder it gets!
    You can say THAT again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Take a walk around your local neighborhood.

    Day care centers, hospitals, supermarkets, cold storage facilities, medical research facilities... Most open 24/7 or, at the very least, staffed 24/7. All have refrigeration and/or HVAC systems that are considered mission-critical, meaning that the equipment MUST RUN.

    Typically, equipment like this is kept in a state of good repair, but anything mechanical can break and, when it does, it requires a skilled, knowledgeable technician to be ON-CALL to go and fix it.

    Most residential equipment can wait until the next business day. unless severe health concerns are involved. There is a lot more under the sun than residential HVAC.
    Yeah, my bad. I made another stupid comment.

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