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  1. #1
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    Why is it..........

    That Wall of Shame post outnumber the Pride posts by 3 to 1 and Shame veiws outnumber the pride views by over 2 to 1?

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    Putting a wall of pride picture up is bragging...something I and many others don't do.

    Putting a wall of shame picture up is ragging on people that will never "get it" and somewhat pointless. The ones that are safety oriented are very useful, good or bad.

    I do not post pictures of my or others jobs...because I can't figure out how to and I keep forgetting to take them. I do not bad mouth jobs to customers, I will mention safety issues, and I will mention when they do a good job. I have told customers the installing company did a great job and we will keep it that way. I will tell them that the original use for the system has changed and some “up grades” are recommended, sometimes the upgrade is a correction to a poor install and sometimes that poor install was unavoidable due to job cost or customer demands.

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    "Nothing else can poison our culture, corrupt our society or ruin the character of our people like unearned money or unearned opportunity." -- James R. Cook

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

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    Guess it's the same reason people slow down to look at a car wreck. Ya wanna see how bad it is and what kind of car was involved.

    Ya wanna see what some ding dong was thinking (or not thinking) and laugh and make fun of him. Especially since the laughing is probably a result of post traumatic stress syndrome from dealing with these nit whits.

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    Maybe the ratio of hacks are 3 to 1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC Teacher View Post
    Maybe the ratio of hacks are 3 to 1!

    Me and my two workers are going to kick your butt...

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    "Nothing else can poison our culture, corrupt our society or ruin the character of our people like unearned money or unearned opportunity." -- James R. Cook

    "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
    Putting a wall of pride picture up is bragging...something I and many others don't do.

    Putting a wall of shame picture up is ragging on people that will never "get it" and somewhat pointless. The ones that are safety oriented are very useful, good or bad.

    I do not post pictures of my or others jobs...because I can't figure out how to and I keep forgetting to take them. I do not bad mouth jobs to customers, I will mention safety issues, and I will mention when they do a good job. I have told customers the installing company did a great job and we will keep it that way. I will tell them that the original use for the system has changed and some “up grades” are recommended, sometimes the upgrade is a correction to a poor install and sometimes that poor install was unavoidable due to job cost or customer demands.

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    Agree 100%. If you bad mouth someone else's work too much , it tends to make you look as low class.

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    I wonder if anyone has seen their own work on the wall of shame here.... (not that they would admit it)

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    That's! one of the reason's I look

    The other is to make notes on how NOT to do it



    (and also so I can enjoy a beer after a days work and shake my head at how anyone could put their name on a bill or invoice after some the things on their)

    As a side note...Aformer mentor/employer told me "A professional does it right the first time so he gets no callbacks, if their is a legitimate callback from something he missed or did wrong then the customer won't see a bill.
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    We the willing, led by the unknowing, for the ungratefull, have done so much for so long with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

    Refrigeration is all the same weather your making Ice, refrigerating or freezing the product.

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    I think the O.P. had a little too much time on his hands today!! Judging by your avatar I had better remind you....


    .....NEVER DRINK THE BONG WATER!!

    I need a new signature.....

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    I think many are hesitant to post their work in the WOP due to all the critics here, if you read the threads they get nit picked to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampfox View Post
    I think many are hesitant to post their work in the WOP due to all the critics here, if you read the threads they get nit picked to death.
    Agree with that completely.
    I need a new signature.....

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    That is one of the reason that I have not yet put one of our installs on here.Another is I just have not found one that I think could not be done just a little better or neater.I can do something and afterwards I look at it and don't like it because it is not neat enough and do it again....does anyone else have this problem?

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    Yeah, I have a ton of installs out there and I feel the same way. I love doing metal work, transitions and things like that....love "putting the puzzle back together" but even after I was done with a job I could always pick my own work apart.....but I think that is a good thing...being that way makes you better....never being satisfied. Maybe one of these days I will snap a few pics and post them.....at this point I having way too much fun being a service tech! LOL
    I need a new signature.....

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