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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    most guys at my shop have been able to work until they are about 53!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    So, what do you do with the rest of your life?
    Technical incompetence is NOT a sales tool....

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    duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go to sherman texas, bearing fish scales!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




    Quote Originally Posted by John Markl View Post
    So, what do you do with the rest of your life?
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

  3. #16
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    i am keeping informed on all little residential equipment!!!!!!!!!!
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

  4. #17
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    every guy I know has said!
    I am working til 61!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    havent seen it yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    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 supertek65 View Post
    every guy I know has said!
    I am working til 61!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    havent seen it yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Dad's 76, and still working....helping me with my supermarket work, and training my nephew at the same time.....but he don't lug 15 hp "pumps" around either
    Technical incompetence is NOT a sales tool....

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    .....but he don't lug 15 hp "pumps" around either

    like this one????????


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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 georgehvac View Post
    Thanks all for the indepth replys. John-Im not hung up on pay, I just have a large family that I need to think about and plan for. I like all angles of this trade.
    Based on this statement, if I were you, I'd pursue becoming an expert residential/light commercial guy....start your own company, and in time bring some of your family members into the fold.
    Technical incompetence is NOT a sales tool....

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    .....but he don't lug 15 hp "pumps" around either

    like this one????????


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    HA ! Reminds me of my youth in suburban Chicago. One of our neighbors was a really swell guy named Frank "Bro" Perkis. He worked for an outfit in Chicago named "Air Comfort"...drove a green van that matched Carrier equipment.

    Bro called Dad over one Sunday to look at his home furnace...we get over there, and Dad asks him: "Why don't you fix this?"....Bro scoffed: "HA! I only work on 50 tons and up".....fun times.

    But, Bro ran into the same thing....by the time he was in his mid-50's, his body was shootin' him the finger, big time.....and he didn't have the medical technology available to him that we have today.....he died a jovial, but broken-down man.
    Technical incompetence is NOT a sales tool....

  9. #22
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    do fish scales go up to 15 lbs??????????
    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 supertek65 View Post
    do fish scales go up to 15 lbs??????????
    you two are hilarious.... john uses the big tuna fish scale, not the sunfish scale you have...
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    i have friends that work at air comfort in the windy city!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and some on here that have worked there!

    one of the other guys at work, actually our best most experienced mechanic! told me today he wants to learn controls so he can keep working!
    he is 50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




    Quote Originally Posted by John Markl View Post
    HA ! Reminds me of my youth in suburban Chicago. One of our neighbors was a really swell guy named Frank "Bro" Perkis. He worked for an outfit in Chicago named "Air Comfort"...drove a green van that matched Carrier equipment.

    Bro called Dad over one Sunday to look at his home furnace...we get over there, and Dad asks him: "Why don't you fix this?"....Bro scoffed: "HA! I only work on 50 tons and up".....fun times.

    But, Bro ran into the same thing....by the time he was in his mid-50's, his body was shootin' him the finger, big time.....and he didn't have the medical technology available to him that we have today.....he died a jovial, but broken-down man.
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

  12. #25
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    are you saying I dont catch big fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
    you two are hilarious.... john uses the big tuna fish scale, not the sunfish scale you have...
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    well rounded guys who can do varied work usually earn the most in their respective path. my heavy commercial guys who do chillers, boilers, vfd's and the like never make under six figures.

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