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    Duckman: all jci branches suck! They are all controlled by the same corporate managers(puppet masters)! That being said, from what I see within my branch: there are those techs that would do such a job as "milkyway" discribed. I agree this is unexceptable period. It has more to do with personal ethics, and a sense of right and wrong.

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    Make serious inquiry into what kind of hours and on call slavery is required and ask yourself if you really want to give most of your life in this manner for a paycheck. As it was in Texas, you really will not have a life outside of total work in any real way.
    Its a very unbalanced, brutal affair.
    Getting your foot in the door with an outfit like Trane usually involves knowing some people. They will train persons to work on Centrifugal chillers and it goes about 3 years before you will be on your own typically.
    Be sure it really what you want to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yknubee View Post
    Duckman: all jci branches suck!....
    i don't know where you are located, but i doubt that i worked for you. i work for a jci branch. we are getting busier and busier and its going to be a crazy summer! and it isn't because of corporate policy...it is because of our local branch management and our local talent. we are very dedicated, communicate like crazy with our customers and our local management team...and they get it...they understand and show their appreciation. our office is going to rock-out this year!!

    maybe not all of them are like us. but to blatantly say all branches suck, shows your lack of knowledge and insight.
    "Mother" is the name for God on the lips and hearts of children....The Crow

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    We trade accounts with the local JCI branch pretty frequently. We go through periods where it seems like both of us are hemorrhaging service contracts, and then things turn around... It's a revolving door for accounts and techs in many cities...
    "There is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals."

    -Thomas Jefferson

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    Jayguy: you are absolutely right. I didn't join this website to bash company's and other mechanics. I joined to improve myself by learning from others experience, just like most people on this site. I spoke hastily and out of frustration about JCI. I still have a negative view of the local organization, but it was wrong of me to bash the organization as a whole on this site. I apologize, and appreciate your putting me in my place.

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    Watch out for graham/ Healy hut

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkyway View Post
    Watch out for graham/ Healy hut
    Would you care to expand on this Milky ?
    The 64 roars to life Whoo hoo ...shes a rolling chassis .
    You bend em" I"ll mend em" !!!!!!!
    I"m not a service tech.. I"m a thermodynamic transfer analyst & strategic system sustainability specialist
    Best Austin Healey In Show twice in 2013 .....All those hrs paid off .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yknubee View Post
    Jayguy: you are absolutely right. I didn't join this website to bash company's and other mechanics. I joined to improve myself by learning from others experience, just like most people on this site. I spoke hastily and out of frustration about JCI. I still have a negative view of the local organization, but it was wrong of me to bash the organization as a whole on this site. I apologize, and appreciate your putting me in my place.
    its all good. i am a big believer in individual responsibility. if the local office is out of whack as a whole, then they deserve the reputation. if it is just 1 person (aka: the branch manager) is all goofed up, then that 1 person is to blame. i have seen organizations that were alive simply because 1 person was so good, they kept the whole company afloat...so it works both ways too.
    "Mother" is the name for God on the lips and hearts of children....The Crow

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    Idk , just being stupid. .

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    Im not saying JCI is the greatest thing out there. My experience was with a small office (Fayetteville NC). Great service manager , and close knit bunch of guys. Would go back there in a heartbeat if I could get the wife to leave this hell hole lol.

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    Work overtime on the tough jobs and your boss will see that you are not a 9-5er. When a chiller goes down you have to go right now and in a lot of cases, stay until it gets fixed. Chiller work is hard work so you have to be a go-getter. If you are lazy then go be a politician. This is where it all begins.
    It might get loud!

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    Duke, I can agree, with ur post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yknubee View Post
    Duckman: all jci branches suck! They are all controlled by the same corporate managers(puppet masters)! That being said, from what I see within my branch: there are those techs that would do such a job as "milkyway" discribed. I agree this is unexceptable period. It has more to do with personal ethics, and a sense of right and wrong.
    I've dealt with the JCI branch in my office... The few techs that I've had have been fantastic. Straight shooters, great guys and knew their stuff inside and out. They'd be one of the first places that I'd be calling.

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