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  1. #40
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    there are usually no witnesses when I talk to myself, not that they could hear me over the noise, suits and ties tend to avoid ladders and dungeons. I have never been one to play well with others anyway. It's either to hot or to cold, otherwise we would not be there. And I can stay honest and still make a buck without hurting anybody.

  2. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by mason View Post
    Amen!
    X2!!

    AMEN!
    "It's not that I'm smart, it's that I stay with the problem longer”
    Albert Einstein

  3. #42
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    especially when you start talking to the unit on a Friday afternoon to stay on until you get off the roof...better yet no AC in an all female office and you disappear into the MER and within 10 minutes it is banging cooling..rock star walking back out..getting signed out..sorry can't share that
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px5YcOeQB4I

  4. #43
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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.

    I love working restaurants. I had to learn the gas systems, since all I worked on in the service was electric, but it was well worth it. There is nothing more fulfilling than an executive cheif that you have just saved a walk in freezer full of food for. I have 8 hours till I can get up and ten and a half hours before I can arrive at work, and I can't wait. I do fine with those roof top package units that are so common with restaurants, but give me a a down ice machine, and I'm a happy tech. Executive cheifs and restaurant managers can be appreciative when you get an emergency service call repaired. A lot of work in a crew in obscured as to who did a good job, but working on restaurant gear is usually a one person job, though there are exceptions, and when you get the gear up and running, the cooks, managers etc adore you.

  5. #44
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    simple answer: yes
    eventu rerum stolidi didicere magistro

  6. #45
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    Mar 2013
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    lol refrigeration work is far from 'loner' work. Half the job is making people like you enough to want to call back when the next thing breaks.. its tiringly social at times. >.<

    HVAC guys do have it easy in almost every aspect. Alas, they see the downside in thier paychecks though.. lol

  7. #46
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    I'm not in HVAC but curious about how this job compares to auto mechanics. Advantages I see there are less possible down time. Is pay comparable? But I know from bringing in my car for repair that the service advisor usually pegs the problem and the techs probably have to get it done in that allotted amount of time or less.

  8. #47
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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 know now that I said how terrible restaurants are, I got woken up and called in to go to a restaurant this morning (sunday), and the place was super clean, and everybody was real nice.

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