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  1. #1
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    Im a JOB HOPPER!

    "I'm a job hopper, I'm a job hopper, jobs go by, my my my" Just got informed that I am to turn in my truck in the morning. I put in my 2 weeks notice 5 days ago. I think from now on I will only work for companies where I am in direct contact with the owner. The company I have been working for is hugely corporate America type. A technicians job performance does not directly affect the management's paycheck. Most of the people I worked under have never been in the field and have no respect for an HVAC apprentice. is very apparent a technician is expendable in their eyes. I realize it sounds like I'm whining but I am prepared for the backlash to come. just trying to bring some negative issues out in the open for discussion.

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    Nothing wrong with that

    I hop from one service call to another daily
    Travel and work,

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    Quote Originally Posted by HvacBry View Post
    Nothing wrong with that

    I hop from one service call to another daily
    Lol...Im going to be hopping over to refrigeration. God willing.

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    I guess u can say i a too my current job ive been here for little late over a year took awhile but i think I've found somewhere i wanna stay a few years.

    Dont hop too much i will catch up to you though

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    Are you hoping all over America or the world,, Because that would be great. I always tell young one s that with this trade if your good,, you can go all over the world with your two hands. Obvisily the hotter the better. Always wanted a cruise ship gig but had the little one's.
    Customer is alWays opposite of Left

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    Quote Originally Posted by zartangreen View Post
    Always wanted a cruise ship gig but had the little one's.
    X2. Did a cruise for my honeymoon, and a divorce is the only way I'm getting that job.

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    Nothing wrong with that.and mostly the manger interrupt the communication between the labor and owner.So that's why they get not directly feedback.And also in the current situation when the unemployment rate is high people are tends to do job under any circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denial23 View Post
    Nothing wrong with that.and mostly the manger interrupt the communication between the labor and owner.So that's why they get not directly feedback.And also in the current situation when the unemployment rate is high people are tends to do job under any circumstances.
    I think many person are facing the same condition due to economical downfall.
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    Nothing wrong with job hopping. Once you find a good company and one that best fits you, you will stay put.

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    Used to be a job hopper myself. Found a place that fit well and been about 8 years now. Although the corporate mentality starting to creep in like a fungus. Never know may take up hopping agin. It was fun before and every hop brought more $$.

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    My company is corporate too, its actually worse than that. Its what i call, "bar drinking guys who used to be in the field- who are used to cussing and being top dog wearing a suit and playing along with corporate". I see the same thing the op sees. All the apprentices get jerked around..

    And they treat their techs like kids. From what i heard, many companies are no different. But, i do sometimes hear good things about small companies who only hire top mechanics only, and put pressure on their apprentices to get good fast.

    If i was skilled enough, i would hop around too until i found something that didnt stress me out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by repz View Post
    My company is corporate too, its actually worse than that. Its what i call, "bar drinking guys who used to be in the field- who are used to cussing and being top dog wearing a suit and playing along with corporate". I see the same thing the op sees. All the apprentices get jerked around..

    And they treat their techs like kids. From what i heard, many companies are no different. But, i do sometimes hear good things about small companies who only hire top mechanics only, and put pressure on their apprentices to get good fast.

    If i was skilled enough, i would hop around too until i found something that didnt stress me out.
    I just made the move from a HORROR of a HVAC company (I was there for just under 2 years) to a much larger mechanical company. This is a place I will stay as long as possible. Just as repz put it, they are a company who hires the best and trains their apprentices to get good fast and is willing to fund the process for a willing soul. The good companies are out there if you are good enough or determined enough to be there.

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    During my apprenticeship I bounced from one large Oem to another. I eventually made the switch to servicing supermarkets and I couldn't be happier!

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