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  1. #14
    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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  2. #15
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    Six companies in six years. Most recently, I left an ok company for a really good one. Big raise, great benies, blah blah blah. I told them I had a good job but wasn't looking for a temporary thing. They were a union shop and told me they had to lay off three first year apprentices before they could cut me loose. Well, they lost two accounts and laid me off second - after the first year with a drug history and attendance problem. I was the only one with a family and the only source of income in my household! This was a family owned shop too. I was simply a guy they needed to get their summer jobs done and then I was their highest paid apprentice. There is very little loyalty out there and they expect us to be loyal? Now, on the other hand, with every job it gets a little harder to explain why I've had so many jobs. I can find a job relatively easily but not better jobs. At some point we have to settle for a few years to show stability and that we're worth hiring. Wherever I go, I gotta hang for a few years.

  3. #16
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    I think job hopping is a good thing...to a point. I did 4.5 years at the first company I worked for in the trade, then a year at a second company, and am happy now at the third. I've been exposed to a lot of different types of equipment and jobs working for different companies.

  4. #17
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    Were you with Service Retards or Sears?

  5. #18
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    I am a job hopper. Was with first job 14 years and now this one going on 15. Both great companies. Of course being a good employee makes a big difference. Not saying any of you are not good just been lucky to find 2 good non union companies with good pay and bennies. Never been laid off, knock on wood. Was a little scared when the recession hit but we seem to be pushing on.
    You need to put the phone down and get back to work!

  6. #19
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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.

  7. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpbhvac View Post
    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.
    Good for you, working for a bad company can be really hard. Remember to appreciate the good ones.

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