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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac_czar View Post
    Where have all the good techs gone?
    Sounds like a song parody. (where have all the cowboys gone?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I don't think you could pay me enough to live up there.

    Open a shop in Philly, and I'm your new foreman.
    is boston expensive place to live? it seems to be an expensive place to live being historic and university town and such? I've been there in the summer, it's jammed pack with tourists.
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    And all the streets are one way and go in circles.

    Sounds like a good job offer OP, hope you find someone.

    Curious that a pizza dude would apply for such a job...I don't see the connection.
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    "Politicians are the lowest form of life on Earth. Liberal Democrats are the lowest form of politician"

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    "is boston expensive place to live? it seems to be an expensive place to live being historic and university town and such? I've been there in the summer, it's jammed pack with tourists."




    Compared to many places, yes. I live around 8 miles south, most of our work is on the periphery of Boston, you have to be way way outside the city (Western MA, NH) before housing is "affordable" by most measures. But like I say, the trades have been very good to me and I can afford to own a home close in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    And all the streets are one way and go in circles.

    Sounds like a good job offer OP, hope you find someone.

    Curious that a pizza dude would apply for such a job...I don't see the connection.
    Thanks Coolwhip,

    True about the streets! All of them old cow paths!

    Still looking for the right tech...

    Lots of kids here go to "for profit" tech schools (ITT Tech, etc.) and find on graduating there are few entry level jobs available... they end up mowing grass, delivering pizza, etc while trying to catch a break into the trade. We already have our trainee that graduated tech school last year but knows very few of the required skills... (nice way of saying that the learning does not start till you are in a van).

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    And hopefully that learning is being personally mentored by a seasoned a technician.
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  9. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    And hopefully that learning is being personally mentored by a seasoned a technician.
    Absolutely... Way back in the day all we got was "Here's your beeper, make it happen"... I spent many a terrified early morning hour alone in a boiler room, that is not the goal with our greenhorns today. I'll be 50 on Monday, different kind of terror now! :-)

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    I've got ten on ya!
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