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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChillerMan View Post
    Trane is hiring, you can do it too!
    For real? do you think I can do it too? wow! what a great burst in self esteem, thank you for believing in me.
    you are the best!! those big intimidating chillers dont know how lucky they are to have you. may the force be with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChillerMan View Post
    I wasn't bragging. My point was that in one of the worst states in the country, jobs are available for very high wages.

    It is up to each and every person to better their own situation. Trane is hiring, you can do it too!
    I have visited the Trane website many times in the past several years, and they are not posting jobs that I have seen in places where they are organized. Maybe that has changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valdelocc View Post
    For real? do you think I can do it too? wow! what a great burst in self esteem, thank you for believing in me.
    you are the best!! those big intimidating chillers dont know how lucky they are to have you. may the force be with you!
    Why are you being such as a condescending douche bag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I have visited the Trane website many times in the past several years, and they are not posting jobs that I have seen in places where they are organized. Maybe that has changed.
    That's probably because Trane is union in only a handful of places.

    Being union used to be very important to me, but it's lower down the list of importance now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChillerMan View Post
    Why are you being such as a condescending douche bag?
    for the same reason you are being such an arrogant prick!

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    I think maybe we are losing something in the communication process here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valdelocc View Post
    for the same reason you are being such an arrogant prick!
    I don't see how I was being arrogant by telling the OP that quality high paying jobs are available in the state that she lives in, and that the company I work for is hiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I think maybe we are losing something in the communication process here.
    Reading comprehension is a lost art.

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    In response to the original posting,

    I understand your husband's plight, having originated from Chicago. The job market up there is tight as compared to other places, i.e. Texas, the Southeast. However the key to success in this trade no matter where you live, union or non-union, is to be as proactive as you can in obtaining knowledge, experience, and the ability to network. Having approached 10+ years in this industry, with my share of wins and disappointments, I would suggest two things, whether or not a relocation is in the works;

    Have your husband consider what part of this field he enjoys and develop sort of a five year plan. What does he find the most interesting? Chillers? Controls? Commercial Refrigeration? Service Manager? Owner? Energy Management? Of course this is very general, but coming up with a plan of where he sees himself developing an expertise of sorts helps with coming up with a plan of execution. From this he can develop a means of researching, educating, and networking his way to a career that he envisions.

    Wherever you and your husband end up, I highly suggest he becoming a member of the local RSES chapter, if he doesn't already belong. Meeting with other people in the trade, face to face, from different companies and areas of specialties is beyond extremely helpful. RSES has a wealth of knowledge and insight of where the industry as a whole is heading, a tool that can help the self-motivated individual reach that next level. This site as well, is another useful tool in the chest. All in all any form of networking that can be done is vital to becoming a well rounded and dynamic mechanic.

    However not knowing your husband's experience, he may already be doing the above. I do see similar questions and discussions being had on other threads, mainly by some who are new to the trade, having expressed similar roadblocks. The Illinois/Midwest job market can be tough and have worked with many who have traveled south for work. With this trade however, wherever you go you have to take bull by the horns and write your own ticket.

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