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    Quote Originally Posted by jpb2 View Post
    Op. do not mind this createn he is the master of jumpered saftey controls, duct tape and could not read a t&p chart to save his life. Geez some people have nerve

    Nice way to talk about the guy who pushed ... ooops ... I mean pulled you out of that bush ...



    You must be from a gigantic company, huge even ...


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    Have a good weekend sir Charles
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    The big guys all started small.


    Tunnel vision in the rear view mirror.



    The one we have here I used to work for. The guys they have now weren't around when the company was the scourge of the town. Jalopy trucks and cash accounts at vendors. If you had a pulse and a driver's license chances are you were hired and sent out.
    Then they went Airtime, er, I mean big time.
    Boy can they swagger.

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    At smaller shops you stand out more and so does your work. Larger shops you blend in more and your crappy work can slip by without anyone really noticing. I work for a larger shop.
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    As long as there is enough work to go around, I couldnt care less who is bigger!

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    I had a guy from a large factory shop recently call me for a job. He heard through the grapevine that i was looking for a high tonnage guy with some turbocore experience. He called to tell me how good of a chiller mechanic he was, how his company had the most turbocore chillers installed in the area, and that he was looking to be the lead guy. I then asked him about power burners. He quickly informed me that not only did he not work on them, but was not willingto learn. Interview over, my guys work on everything, I dont hire "specialized" guys. I need thme to at least know how something works, so that in the event of me having to send them there to look at a down burner, they dont hide behind the column or say something dumb to a client. His offer to me was that he would work on any water cooled chiller, but nothing else. Thanks, have a nice day, we small shop guys dont work like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flange View Post
    I had a guy from a large factory shop recently call me for a job. He heard through the grapevine that i was looking for a high tonnage guy with some turbocore experience. He called to tell me how good of a chiller mechanic he was, how his company had the most turbocore chillers installed in the area, and that he was looking to be the lead guy. I then asked him about power burners. He quickly informed me that not only did he not work on them, but was not willingto learn. Interview over, my guys work on everything, I dont hire "specialized" guys. I need thme to at least know how something works, so that in the event of me having to send them there to look at a down burner, they dont hide behind the column or say something dumb to a client. His offer to me was that he would work on any water cooled chiller, but nothing else. Thanks, have a nice day, we small shop guys dont work like that.


    thats not unusual for large tonnage guys. they are "special"
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerk View Post
    At smaller shops you stand out more and so does your work. Larger shops you blend in more and your crappy work can slip by without anyone really noticing. I work for a larger shop.
    I agree 100% ( I work for a large shop)

    Also the coin has two sides,as I go behind some smaller guys and peel their logo stickers off of units as I go behind them......Does the same thing happen to me???I would be a total A--h--- to assume that it does not. Only human,I can only do my best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerk View Post
    At smaller shops you stand out more and so does your work. Larger shops you blend in more and your crappy work can slip by without anyone really noticing. I work for a larger shop.
    Glad we got to the bottom of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viceman View Post
    thats not unusual for large tonnage guys. they are "special"
    yeah dam it large tonnage guys are special dam it!
    dam it




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    Quote Originally Posted by viceman View Post
    thats not unusual for large tonnage guys. they are "special"
    i work on large tonnage.





    and controls, fans, pumps,boilers. never thought i was "special". just trying to feed my family and get to retirement without anymore damaged parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetaldad View Post
    i work on large tonnage.





    and controls, fans, pumps,boilers. never thought i was "special". just trying to feed my family and get to retirement without anymore damaged parts.
    amen
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