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  1. #1
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    May 2008
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    Florida
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    What is Happening in Florida

    I am one of many 5 plus yr guys who have been let go from larger HVAC co.s recently.I can honestly say that these are good techs that perform well either with turnovers and accesory sales and/or have the skillset and knowledge to tackle just about anything as far as residential is concerned.Some such as myself are even Nate cert. and have a excellent performance evaluations and high customer demand.It may be everywhere but I am loosing faith in paradise.I find myself even wanting to go back to Illinois where I can have some extra representation!My heart goes out to everyone struggling right now.God Bless and good luck!

  2. #2
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    Aug 2002
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    Office and warehouse in both Crystal River & New Port Richey ,FL
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    Tough times in Florida today.

    The drop in new contruction has eliminated many first starts and warrnty calls for comopanies that did a lote of new homes,so today there are more techs then the market can support.

    Our business was 30% plus new homes ,now maybe 5%,however we have re-focused our marketing and have been able to retain all techs ,many competitors have laid of several.

    Hope you can find a good company to work for.

    What city are you in?

    I see you were on a % of the ticket,did they pay overtime on top of that ,at 1.5 your rate for the week??

  3. #3
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    Oct 2006
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    Southwest Floridia
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    i am located in floridia and knock on wood it seems like busniess as always. the company mathced our total from the year before and have some work lined up for next year. My boos spends lots on advertisment and stays community involved to gather work; however we are not growing and our costumers have been more reluctant to spend.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2004
    Location
    lombard,il
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    36

    Unhappy

    i'm in chicago area and have sent resumes to dozens on companys no replys yet

  5. #5
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    Feb 2006
    Location
    FL
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    What city are you in? I hear the same stories here to. But once March/April come around it'll be back to normal.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Florida
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    florida

    Quote Originally Posted by dash View Post
    Tough times in Florida today.

    The drop in new contruction has eliminated many first starts and warrnty calls for comopanies that did a lote of new homes,so today there are more techs then the market can support.

    Our business was 30% plus new homes ,now maybe 5%,however we have re-focused our marketing and have been able to retain all techs ,many competitors have laid of several.

    Hope you can find a good company to work for.

    What city are you in?

    I see you were on a % of the ticket,did they pay overtime on top of that ,at 1.5 your rate for the week??
    I am in Sarasota and on straight commision at 20% service, hrly on 1st yr war some 2nd, and flat lead and sales commisions 100/150 for <5000/>5000

  7. #7
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    Aug 2002
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    Office and warehouse in both Crystal River & New Port Richey ,FL
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    Overtime is required to be paid at 1.5 tiems your hourly rate,based on the earning and hours for the weekly pay period.

    If you want to know more,my email is in my profile.

  8. #8
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    May 2007
    Location
    The South
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    Sounds like resi stinks in Fl, what about commercial/industrial?
    GO DAWGS!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
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    normal for us in nfla,others not so much.like i posted before,some are closing shop for 2 weeks,thats unheard of.We have been blessed.Been out of new construction for 12 years!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Orange Park Florida
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    224
    Getting real slow in Jax.
    Local 234
    Have Gauge$ Will Travel

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