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  1. #40
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    I am in fact positive that W-2's proving 6,000 hrs and a letter from your employer (who holds a refrig. lic himself) stating you are competent to take the state exam. If you are still uncertain check Mass. Dept of Public Safety website.

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    Now getting back to my interview today. It went well and is a great opportunity and if offered the job i will take it. It begins as a temp position starting with 2 wks in house training, then 2 more wks riding with another tech doing heating system pm. Then I go out on my own doing pm, tuneups for 8 wks and the temp position is over. The company is union and manager tells me I have a good chance of being hired full time as install helper after that. If things are still going well in 3 mths or so I get to take a service van home and the rest is history and the story of how i got into the trade. All I can do, is hope I get that phone call!!

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    I'm currently working for a small company called DC HVAC, part time due to the fact I decided to go to day classes full time to get the class hours done with fast. I am done in 2 weeks and there really isnt enough work for full time at my company. I had a couple interviews allready, hoping for a few callbacks. Got one offer so far, but it is over an hour away from my house, which is kinda outta the question since most of there work is in the opposite direction... I'd rather hold out for a little closer of a gig. I actually sent a resume to one of the companys on that list before I knew they were hiring, and got a call back. They are legitamately 4 minutes from my house and the shop is on the same street as the job I worked at before I got into the trade. Kinda funny. That'd be my ideal situation. Having to drive outta my way just to hit Dunks in the A.M.

  4. #43
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    They aren't kidding when they say "its a small world". I sent my resume on Sunday to a company on that list and got called Monday morning and found out tonight I gotta pee in a cup tomorrow. Still didn't get the job offer though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie74 View Post
    They aren't kidding when they say "its a small world". I sent my resume on Sunday to a company on that list and got called Monday morning and found out tonight I gotta pee in a cup tomorrow. Still didn't get the job offer though.
    GOOD LUCK!!!!
    need to buy some pee? lol
    <---- looking for the penny anywhere I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie74 View Post
    They aren't kidding when they say "its a small world". I sent my resume on Sunday to a company on that list and got called Monday morning and found out tonight I gotta pee in a cup tomorrow. Still didn't get the job offer though.
    GOOD LUCK!!!!
    need to buy some pee? lol
    <---- looking for the penny anywhere I can.

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    No thanks, my pee is just fine..LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie74 View Post
    I am in fact positive that W-2's proving 6,000 hrs and a letter from your employer (who holds a refrig. lic himself) stating you are competent to take the state exam. If you are still uncertain check Mass. Dept of Public Safety website.
    So you need both w-2 AND a letter?

  9. #48
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    Stick around and with time knowledge will follow and if you become good at something and develop a reputation as such, finding jobs wont be a problem.
    I've worked for peanuts shells and got treated like crap back when I was an apprentice but today I can proudly say I make more money than my wife

  10. #49
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    check into service solutions group i think they are in your area,they do restaurant work but have great training

  11. #50
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    Yes Frosty and don't forget schooling. Massachusetts min. requirements are 100 hrs refrig theory and 150 hrs Mass elec code and theory. Without a license you can work on sytems up to 10 tons.

  12. #51
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    Well guys, this is it. I started this thread August 29 and I can proudly say with the help of this forum and hvacMatt, I got a job. Found out last Friday, I will start orientation tomorrow. It is a 90 day temp position, but service manager says I have good chance getting in full time after that. If not it is 3 mths of experience and paycheck that I don't have now. They are taking me in as contract apprentice and the pay rate is far from peanut shells. I'm happy as a pig in **** and a bit nervous. Once again, I thank everybody for there input.

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    Congrats and good luck with everything! Like you said and many others take in everything you can and learn as much as you can.

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