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  1. #14
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    Dec 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by BManz View Post
    Hello,
    Can you tell me if most of your employers start folks off as HVAC install helpers or hire direct into service technicians?
    Depends on your experience.

    If you worked at mcdonalds, you get shipped straight to the "intimidator" (25 year install vet, works 10 hour days minimum, and he's a nutjob) as a helper.

    If you have some install experience, you go as a helper to a lead guy.

    If you were a service tech, you run a few days with a guy, and then go service.
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

    Dad adjusted

  2. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
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    Chicagoland Area
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacvegas View Post
    you get shipped straight to the "intimidator" (25 year install vet, works 10 hour days minimum, and he's a nutjob) as a helper.
    Reminds me of a shop I used to work at. New guys title/job description was "Reiners bi**h". Reiner was the lead installer.
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

    It was working when I left...
    Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them

  3. #16
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    Dec 2011
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    Mid-Atlantic
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    I did 6 months of school and got a "basic certificate". Got hired with a commercial company as a helper in the service department. I have no mechanical experience and I'm only 19. I guess I got pretty lucky.

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