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  1. #27
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    The older I get the less I like to have people around me while I'm trying to work or talking to me. The phone ringing upsets me sometimes!

  2. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by lytning View Post
    What I like to do when people are standing around is go. OH O, or maybe OPPS. Or maybe just ask, hey do you remember where all these damn wires go?
    If you have the big insulated gloves for working on energized circuits put them on. Then move real slow with this panicked look on you're face like your in fear that you'll get blown up any second. People will stay away.

  3. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike19 View Post
    If you have the big insulated gloves for working on energized circuits put them on. Then move real slow with this panicked look on you're face like your in fear that you'll get blown up any second. People will stay away.
    I prefer to walk into a place with a chemical suit and face shield on with my cooper thermometer out and looking at it. You get some really strange looks that way.

  4. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
    I prefer to walk into a place with a chemical suit and face shield on with my cooper thermometer out and looking at it. You get some really strange looks that way.
    Haha!!

  5. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike19 View Post
    Get into refrigeration, and work for a company that does work at restaurants.

    Working in a kitchen and dealing with all the cooks and managers will make you wish you where on a roof or in a mechanical room by yourself.
    excellent response, its always fun trying to fix stuff in the nasty ass kitchen while they are cooking all around you.

  6. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    Worked in a kitchen a few times...never again! Couldn't stand the slimy greasy floors, the cock roach infested ice machines, and the filthy condensers on top of filthy walk in coolers.
    THIS^^^^^and trying to pretzel your way on top of the racks to clean the back of the evaporator with a wire brush freezing your ass off!

  7. #33
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    To tell you the truth if it feels lonely then you would be more suitable as a installer then a tech, coming from the install field I have found that most of them like to work with others and dont like going out by themselves, and most bosses will send you out together cause alot of the time is better managed with 2 or more.

  8. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    Worked in a kitchen a few times...never again! Couldn't stand the slimy greasy floors, the cock roach infested ice machines, and the filthy condensers on top of filthy walk in coolers.
    That's why I'm leaving refrigeration .restaurant work is the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    Worked in a kitchen a few times...never again! Couldn't stand the slimy greasy floors, the cock roach infested ice machines, and the filthy condensers on top of filthy walk in coolers.
    A lot of my job is as described above, plus we do hot side. I'll take working on a rooftop any day.

  10. #36
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    Don't forget getting stepped on! A friend of mine that does a lot of resteraunt work told me always keep your heels to the side while working on your knees in a kitchen so your ankles don't get broken when you get stepped on.

  11. #37
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    I love not going to the same place doing the same damn thing day after day. It truly cracks me up that they tell kids in school to work hard, get into college and get a career. After they spend 4 years in school with no idea what they really want to do and go into 100's of thousands in dollars of debt they go into some job where they sit in the same damn cubicle day after day without any true sense of accomplishment.
    I don't think the teachers have a clue what a great career the trades are... and many in the trades don't know how great service work is!
    I think we know something they don't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by basparky View Post
    I love not going to the same place doing the same damn thing day after day. It truly cracks me up that they tell kids in school to work hard, get into college and get a career. After they spend 4 years in school with no idea what they really want to do and go into 100's of thousands in dollars of debt they go into some job where they sit in the same damn cubicle day after day without any true sense of accomplishment.
    I don't think the teachers have a clue what a great career the trades are... and many in the trades don't know how great service work is!
    I think we know something they don't!
    Amen!

  13. #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike19 View Post
    Get into refrigeration, and work for a company that does work at restaurants.

    Working in a kitchen and dealing with all the cooks and managers will make you wish you where on a roof or in a mechanical room by yourself.

    You said it there mike! There has been alot of awesome comments on this thread.
    All being true.

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