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    Help!!!!

    What's going on guys I need some advice. I am 21 years old and I currently work for a local plumbing hvac company. I have been there 2 years this coming May and its time to move on. I started out doing plumbing and I asked the boss to switch me to hvac beginning of last summer. Well I got switched and i washed coils for 4-5 months. In that time I never rode in a service to run a no AC call. So I asked why I could never be with a service tech well I was told they didn't need help. So now I was stuck doing commercial install and I grew more pissed each day as the jobs got worse and were never setup right. Now I went back asked if I could go with a tech to run no heat calls again I was told they needed no help. What they fail to understand is I am not learning a thing. My family has 15 or so rental properties 3 right now have no heat, I have had to tell my grandpa that I have no idea what I am looking at cause I am being held back at work. So now he has to call someone to fix them cause I can't.
    So I am wondering what is refrigeration and food service equipment like? Is there money to be made there? Should I get out of where I am and move on to a company I can learn at? Would it be worth it a few years down the road to open my own business at the beach or something?


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    Move on.

    There are plenty of companies that want to train helpers into full service techs. You just need to search and find the right company which will allow for the most growth and training opportunities.

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    Does the company know Your family has 15 rental Properties. If so your a potential threat. Im sure one property can get you a nice loan to start your own company. Next job keep them wandering.
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    Yea now I just need to find the right company and go from there. I wish I could make something good out of the rest of the time I am here until I find a new company. I know that will not happen just be like today cleaning a main sewer in the rain till 2pm today


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    Quote Originally Posted by zartangreen View Post
    Does the company know Your family has 15 rental Properties. If so your a potential threat. Im sure one property can get you a nice loan to start your own company. Next job keep them wandering.
    Yes we have all the properties on a account at the shop. We don't use them cause they have went up on prices so bad we are 180 per hr for one tech.


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    There are companies willing to train. Keep looking high and low.

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    Your learning nothing is beneath you. Which will be very handy in the future.
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    Yea I want to learn as much as I can. Like. Sad I would love to live on the lake or at the beach an do this for a living


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    Quote Originally Posted by I want to learn View Post
    Yea I want to learn as much as I can. Like. Sad I would love to live on the lake or at the beach an do this for a living


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    Have you thought about a trade school or collage HVAC program?

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    I have a little but school is so hard for me I learn better in the field. A few techs at work went thru it and said it helped a little.


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    School man school, most of us here started out that way. Is there a reason you don't try to educate yourself? HVAC is not just riding around and learning simple things then all of a sudden you are a technician. It is a skilled job that takes a lot of education & hands on experience, if you have no will to get educated, then get out while you still can, because I have been in this field over 24 years and still finding myself having to learn something new, its an ongoing training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core_d View Post
    Have you thought about a trade school or collage HVAC program?
    Quote Originally Posted by I want to learn View Post
    I have a little but school is so hard for me I learn better in the field. A few techs at work went thru it and said it helped a little.


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    I can say i have learned alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I want to learn View Post
    I have a little but school is so hard for me I learn better in the field. A few techs at work went thru it and said it helped a little.


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    If you really want to learn, quit complaining and be the best coil washer on the planet. While you're cleaning the coils read the wire diagrams and follow the wires and see how stuff works.

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