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    thinking of moving so So Cal(Orange County)......

    Any service tech positions/companies hiring?

    Any companies to avoid?

    Not looking for a sales tech position, but an actual service/repair position.

    Have 8+ years experience and still learning.
    The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and stamps EVER.
    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals". Their stated reason for this policy "... the animals become dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."
    from an excerpt by Paul Jacob in Sun City, AZ

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    Pacnw - I like your post but sorry I do not know anything about California if you are in Central Florida yes plenty of hiring some keep steady add in newspaper-I could tell you some to avoid but an actual service / repair position -what is that?? was and actual service / repair position ever in demand??

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    Well if you come down talk to me you might be interested

    Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roncool View Post
    Well if you come down talk to me you might be interested

    Ron
    Victorville is much farther than I want to be.

    Family is in O.C., so want yo stay in that area.

    Thanks, though!!
    The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and stamps EVER.
    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals". Their stated reason for this policy "... the animals become dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."
    from an excerpt by Paul Jacob in Sun City, AZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug1111 View Post
    Pacnw - I like your post but sorry I do not know anything about California if you are in Central Florida yes plenty of hiring some keep steady add in newspaper-I could tell you some to avoid but an actual service / repair position -what is that?? was and actual service / repair position ever in demand??
    Thanks, but ZERO thought of moving there!!!!
    The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and stamps EVER.
    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals". Their stated reason for this policy "... the animals become dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."
    from an excerpt by Paul Jacob in Sun City, AZ

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    pacnw.. Is your experience in commercial? HVAC and Refrigeration?

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    Residential, mostly. Now starting to work on RTUs.
    The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and stamps EVER.
    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals". Their stated reason for this policy "... the animals become dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."
    from an excerpt by Paul Jacob in Sun City, AZ

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    I was advised by someone who only gave me good advice to stay away from George Brazil. There are lots of commission only companies in California. A lot of people do plumbing also to keep busy in Southern California.
    "War is cruelty,and you cannot refine it." Sherman to the leadership of Atlanta prior to burning the city.

    “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    Most misunderstood quote of all time!
    It was about the ability to collect taxes.

    Debunking the 1% slaveownership in 1860.
    http://www.civilwarcauses.org/stat.htm
    http://www.civil-war.net/pages/1860_census.html

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    Actually we need a tech with hot and cold experience. This is a in house position for a fast food company.

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    Would that company be Burger King?
    The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and stamps EVER.
    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals". Their stated reason for this policy "... the animals become dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."
    from an excerpt by Paul Jacob in Sun City, AZ

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    I don't know anything about CA, but if you're looking to stay in the Puget Sound area, let me know. We've been trying hard to find someone lately.

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    orange county has a more serious job market than northern L.A, but there are several trade schools out there and the field is saturated with new techs.

    the companies to avoid are the ones on craigslist hiring every month.
    all of the companies are sales based, especially residential.
    being from a different town you might have an advantage of getting a job

    I have to stick with my advice of staying away from southern California for hvac.

    rent is very expensive and most hvac jobs are temporary

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    Besides what I said before Cala will be great. You can put your surfboard on top of your truck next to your ladders. Equipment sizing isn't as important, or at least it is ignored even more because of low humidity. Half of the units will be in the garage, nice and easy. Heatpumps won't have heat strips and the defrost will be bypassed. You can check their charge in ac mode in January. You can probably forget what you know about boilers or be their boiler specialist. Don't forget to use gasflex and earthquake straps and raise the units enough in the garage. It is so moderate there that the ducting is to the inside walls 90% of the time. And remember you can't throw a stick in Orange County without hitting a blonde.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKrpl-KBTzQ
    "War is cruelty,and you cannot refine it." Sherman to the leadership of Atlanta prior to burning the city.

    “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    Most misunderstood quote of all time!
    It was about the ability to collect taxes.

    Debunking the 1% slaveownership in 1860.
    http://www.civilwarcauses.org/stat.htm
    http://www.civil-war.net/pages/1860_census.html

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