Im a JOB HOPPER!
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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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    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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    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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    Its the way of America now jobs have no loyalty to their employes even if they are good. The management takes and takes and will keep treating you worse and worse if you let them. Job hopping increases the money you make and teaches you new skills the current employer wont pay for. Its sad but that is the way it is. Companies stop caring about the value of doing well by their loyal employes.
    If you're too "open" minded, your brains will fall out.
    Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WMG View Post
    "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.
    When I retired from the service, I worked a series of jobs that I completed. My wife started nagging me about job hopping, but I seriesly didn't think of it that way. Some jobs only last until you complete the job. I did, however, line up a job with a commercial kitchen service company. I loved the job. Everyone was great to work. The costumers really appreciated the service. You know how costumers often think that when you get in and fix down equipment and get the temps down etc that they just take it for granted? We had some of the big names in restuarants, and they really appreciated good service. A few would give me comps to bring my wife in for a date. I always love happy costumers, but the company had a bad spell and an audit resulting in me getting laid off. I went to work in house, but now I contract most of my own work, again. My wife says it is job hopping, again. If opportunity presents, I'ld work for another refrigeration company. Now I do a bunch of convienence stores. Friday, I picked up a four store chain. They weren't happy with who they had, because they assert that he would stop over, get the machine running (for now) and take the money running. When the problem recured the next day he would take forever to return, and give every excuse. May I ask a question? I make errors, and I'm sure it happens to all. Sometimes it really does look like the problem is fixed, but as long as we get right in there and make it good, we still get them happy costumers that are almost as important getting lots of money. Isn't that how it goes with y'all, as long as you get any mistake corrected in a timely manner, it isn't as if a rework is going to be the end of business in most cases? I'm hoping if this independent work goes well, that I'll be doing this local stuff a long time, though I am not dismissing the possibility of working for another company (note that no mention of doing more in house work is being mentioned).

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