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  1. #1
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    looking to go commercial

    I'm working in the residential HVAC field and love it. The only thing, is that the money isn't all their. I'm a 3rd level refrigeration apprentice and would like to know my options. thanks..

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    Get with the biggest company doing the biggest work you can find and never look back. You'll end up with 2-3 times the money, better benefits, and an interesting and challenging job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BergerMech Rob View Post
    Get with the biggest company doing the biggest work you can find and never look back. You'll end up with 2-3 times the money, better benefits, and an interesting and challenging job.
    100% agree here. You will never want to touch a residential "thing" again
    You want me to do what, with that thing!!!!!!

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    Angry

    Quote Originally Posted by fl_dude View Post
    100% agree here. You will never want to touch a residential "thing" again
    Amen to that. Did a favor for an old bosses neighbor, only charged a service call (she shut emergency switch instead of light switch) called him everyday till he gave her money back.
    RAM Teaching Tomorrows Technicians Today.

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    I guess that answers my question. Thanks

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    Lemon, get yourself a good pair of long johns and insulated coveralls, be cold up on those roofs in Winterpeg, no more warm basements

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDNtech View Post
    Lemon, get yourself a good pair of long johns and insulated coveralls, be cold up on those roofs in Winterpeg, no more warm basements
    And no more penny pinching "Homeowners"
    RAM Teaching Tomorrows Technicians Today.

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    it does sound appealing

    are there any companies here in florida that will take on a residential service/installer and train them in the commericial field? because i would love that kind of oppurtunity, the attics are getting old..

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    Brenster, there's lots of shops here in Tampa that would gladly take someone with a great attitude, no ego, and proven track record on the residential side.

    The fundamentals will never change, no matter what it is you're working on. If your understanding of electrical principles and troubleshooting is sound, you'll do well.

    You can get out of the attics and on to a white-hot rubber roof in the middle of july

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    yeah, i have been searching the tampa area, looking for apprentice or anything in the commerical area..right now i would be happy to come in as entry level just to get my foot in the door, Daytona beach is dead, i'm thinking Orlando or Tampa. I hate saying this but i wish it would get hot out .


    I can't believe i said that...

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    If Orlando's not too far out for you, I would try MSI. They stay busy year round, and have one of the best apprenticeship programs/training facilities in the state.

    www.msifla.com

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    thank you

    I appreciate that, and will give them a call and see if they have anything available on monday. I'll check out their website right now.

    thank you for the help.

    Brent

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    Quote Originally Posted by BergerMech Rob View Post
    Get with the biggest company doing the biggest work you can find and never look back. You'll end up with 2-3 times the money, better benefits, and an interesting and challenging job.
    i AGREE
    BIGGER IS BETTER!
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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