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    old school boss

    We just finished new install i was getting ready to pull a vac boss says dont worry about that its a new lineset .so i do what im told guess he wanted me off the clock.

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    As you know, that's not a good thing

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    It may have saved him money now but he is going to lose a lot of money on a warranty repair....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
    It may have saved him money now but he is going to lose a lot of money on a warranty repair....
    i have 2 buddies both work for big nation wide companies mainly residential. he tells me they dont even carry vacuum pumps, on new installs they dont pull vacuums because it creates future work. in a couple of years when the compressor fails yes its under warranty but not the labor! its messed up for the home owner who gets shafted i dont agree with the companies policy. here you come flush the lines and purge then pull good vacuum and the unit last for 10 years no leaks or comp replacement in a way you shafted yourself. honestly if its a random customer they are going to think my unit last 7 plus years problem free because its a new unit not because john went the extra mile to do all the extra's.

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    you can't teach an old dog new tricks. unfortunately it is his customers who will pay for his ignorance/laziness/stupidity.

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    Noncondensables

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    Should we do an over/under on compressor day of death?

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    you may serve yourself well by starting to seek other employment than with this clown.

    that or keep a notebook with what is right and what is wrong.
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandyme View Post
    you may serve yourself well by starting to seek other employment than with this clown.

    that or keep a notebook with what is right and what is wrong.
    Not a bad idea considering every customer you do this to will think you don't know what you're doing. Your reputation is important if you want to stay in the business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
    Not a bad idea considering every customer you do this to will think you don't know what you're doing. Your reputation is important if you want to stay in the business.
    Good advice from Ryan. If you do good work, your customers wil follow YOU.
    I've had folks that have me working on their stuff for the past 10 years. They won't call anyone else.

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    Maybe he didn't want you to strain your back pulling stuff?

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    Don't worry about scale its a nitrogen precharged lineset.

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    I'd say Yes Boss......

    I would also then go in on Monday Morning a little early
    bring the boss a cup of coffee and ask for a few minutes with him.

    I would then tell him I love working for him but I would like to present my side
    of why i feel it would be necessary to pull a vacuum and install a Liquid Line Filter Drier
    on each and every install or repair involving opening up any a/c or refrigeration system.

    I would present my case in a calm and pleasant conversational manner and then I would leave it up to him as to
    weather we should do this all the time or not.

    If not.....Well I would be polishing up my resume for April or May and perhaps looking for
    other pastures

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