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    They only accept applications 1 month out of the year.... it was LAST month... Now what?

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    Comoutsid, after reading all of your posts on here, I'm sticking with my original suggestion. This trade does not appear to be for you. Maybe you should "cut bait" now and find something more suited to your desires.
    Don't worry zombies are looking for brains, you're safe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by comoutsid322 View Post
    Good idea?

    Heck, no.
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    Heights scared me too when I was first starting out. I learned to minimize risk and work safely when on a roof or climbing a ladder. Fear is never totally gone, it doesn't paralyse, it counsels me to "Pay attention, stay focused, do things right, go home at the end of the day".
    I am for doing good to the poor, but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed...that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
    ― Benjamin Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by allan38 View Post
    Heights scared me too when I was first starting out. I learned to minimize risk and work safely when on a roof or climbing a ladder. Fear is never totally gone, it doesn't paralyse, it counsels me to "Pay attention, stay focused, do things right, go home at the end of the day".
    I have to do that on extension ladders, especially when they are up there a ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comoutsid322 View Post
    heights scare me....
    what is 'too high' for you? 2 inches? 2 feet? 20 feet? 200 feet? i may be afraid of heights, but i haven't found that particular height yet...but i am sure it is out there.
    "If you pull one more stunt like you just pulled with Tommy, you won't have to get on a plane because I will personally kick your ass from here to Korea!" - Best of the Best

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    I am never going back to residential now that I do commercial! Everything's in mech rooms or rooftops, no worries about tracking mud into someone's house, no more attics and crawl spaces, no one looking over your shoulder, work is more challenging and much more steady. I could go on but I think you get the point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukoncornelious View Post
    ...no one looking over your shoulder...
    if the chiller has a downtime cost of 1 million dollars an day, you will get someone looking over your shoulder. But, yes, generally you are given much more space in commercial work. I know of 1 system that I used to take care of that I was told would be well over 1 million an hour in downtime...they stored 1's and 0's in a very big room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayguy View Post
    if the chiller has a downtime cost of 1 million dollars an day, you will get someone looking over your shoulder. But, yes, generally you are given much more space in commercial work. I know of 1 system that I used to take care of that I was told would be well over 1 million an hour in downtime...they stored 1's and 0's in a very big room.
    That's when you say, don't worry I got this but I'll be needing a raise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayguy View Post
    if the chiller has a downtime cost of 1 million dollars an day, you will get someone looking over your shoulder. But, yes, generally you are given much more space in commercial work. I know of 1 system that I used to take care of that I was told would be well over 1 million an hour in downtime...they stored 1's and 0's in a very big room.
    "You can make the check out to "cash"".

    Talk about pressure!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mason View Post
    That's when you say, don't worry I got this but I'll be needing a raise...
    and the chiller vintage has a 'known issue' with the motor that i wasn't supposed to find out about (from Trane) and then i wasn't supposed to tell them.

    i don't take care of it anymore now that i have 'left the building'!
    "If you pull one more stunt like you just pulled with Tommy, you won't have to get on a plane because I will personally kick your ass from here to Korea!" - Best of the Best

  12. #64
    Quote Originally Posted by ControlsInMT View Post
    Comoutsid, after reading all of your posts on here, I'm sticking with my original suggestion. This trade does not appear to be for you. Maybe you should "cut bait" now and find something more suited to your desires.
    Why doesnt it appear to be for me?

  13. #65
    I got it figured out.....Im going to work for a residential company until I get into the apprenticeship.... Then, after my apprenticeship, decide if i want residential or commercial.

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