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    Quote Originally Posted by vmc1161 View Post
    Nice way to introduce yourself...just what we need, another small minded person.


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    EXACTLY
    "It's always controls"

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    Quote Originally Posted by skwsproul View Post
    EXACTLY


    Looks like he ran out of steam...35 post in about two months and none in about a month...he will reappear as soon as there is something bad to say...

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    "Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever." Thomas Edison, 1889.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmc1161 View Post
    Looks like he ran out of steam...35 post in about two months and none in about a month...he will reappear as soon as there is something bad to say...

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    The thing that bothers me is I am always getting approached to join the union but all i ever hear is them bad mouthing everyone in and out of their union. I dont mind union or non-union there are good and bad either way but I wouldnt want to join based on the things that are flung around. i dont know maybe I am weird but I like to try to enjoy my day without all of the negativity.
    "It's always controls"

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    I deal with nine manufacturers of equipment. I provide start up and warranty service, as well as cleaning up any mistakes that got away from the factories. Its amazing to me that they will call me and say "it will take x amount of time " to start up this job. We just did a bunch of equipment on a casino, Their estimate one man day, real time spent six man days. They have no idea about real world. My usual reply is that I will do the job and tell you how much time it took once completed. In most cases there are problems, ATC, Electrical contractor not ready, shipping blocks not removed, units not clean, and so on. We document everything and bill accordingly. Its amazing how little time these folks think is required on projects these days. If you are a quality mechanic, stand your ground, do your job and thats it. No one can fault you for taking the time to do it right. They may not like it, but will not fault you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flange View Post
    I deal with nine manufacturers of equipment. I provide start up and warranty service, as well as cleaning up any mistakes that got away from the factories. Its amazing to me that they will call me and say "it will take x amount of time " to start up this job. We just did a bunch of equipment on a casino, Their estimate one man day, real time spent six man days. They have no idea about real world. My usual reply is that I will do the job and tell you how much time it took once completed. In most cases there are problems, ATC, Electrical contractor not ready, shipping blocks not removed, units not clean, and so on. We document everything and bill accordingly. Its amazing how little time these folks think is required on projects these days. If you are a quality mechanic, stand your ground, do your job and thats it. No one can fault you for taking the time to do it right. They may not like it, but will not fault you.

    Great post...and right on...I do work for mechanical contractor all the time and it seems the only consistent mistake they make is "time" ...not theirs, yours.

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    "Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever." Thomas Edison, 1889.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvamimi View Post
    Typical non-union workday

    LOL!

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