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  1. #22543
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayD8630 View Post
    Hey again guys and gals. Been a long time since I checked in. Life has gone 180 on me now lol. Girlfriend was working in a deli and saw the refrigeration guy there so she bugged him on her break. Turns out his company was hiring. So I called them and they told me they were. I forwarded off my credentials to their HR department and two days later got asked to go to an interview. I got hired on the spot. Quit the residential 2-tons-r-us biz. Now Im a member of Local 787 (HVAC/R Workers, Ontario), doing racks and cases. They work all over Ontario so somehow in two weeks I managed to pull a car out of my butt-a 1999 Corolla. So far they have been keeping me local doing installs for a large drug store chain here. My first couple of days I was helping put a glycol loop into a new supermarket. Money is great. Job is great. Good guys to work with and I feel like im being challenged on the daily. Refrigerations an entirely new beast to me despite the fact I studied it in trade school, but I love it. Even the girlfriend says I come home less grumpier than I usually do lol. They even gave me a new torch set and benders along with a lot of PPE. My first day was all training. Transportation of Dangerous goods, WHMIS, and scissor lift certification. They just grabbed a couple big contracts so this winter looks busy. Guess he who waits the longest does catch the biggest lol.
    Congrats Ray I'm very very happy for you.
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  2. #22544
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    Congrats Ray!! Glad things are moving in the right direction for you.

    Hey Brett, how ya doin buddy? Haven't been following the thread for a while (my bad, no excuse). Hope things are working out for you.

    Hey TB, never heard how your other opportunity worked out. Good or not?

  3. #22545
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    Wowee, Ray, that is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

    As for my opportunity...

    There were a couple. One job opening evaporated when a guy who had been rear-ended by a dump truck was ready to return to work. Ah, well.

    I had applied online for another position (BIG outfit) in March, and I was called in for a written test. Took it and passed. So did five other guys out of a group of maybe 15.

    Had a face to face "tech questions" interview as a follow-up.

    Waiting to hear.
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  4. #22546
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    Good luck TB, I will send a prayer up for ya.

  5. #22547
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    Congrats, Ray.

    Racks and Supermarkets are great work and can be a year-round, lifetime job.

    Put your time in on installs, but make it known from the very beginning that you want to do SERVICE.

    Learn how to fix it.


    You can only install 'em ONCE.

    I can fix 'em forever...

  6. #22548
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
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  7. #22549
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayD8630 View Post
    Hey again guys and gals. Been a long time since I checked in. Life has gone 180 on me now lol. Girlfriend was working in a deli and saw the refrigeration guy there so she bugged him on her break. Turns out his company was hiring. So I called them and they told me they were. I forwarded off my credentials to their HR department and two days later got asked to go to an interview. I got hired on the spot. Quit the residential 2-tons-r-us biz. Now Im a member of Local 787 (HVAC/R Workers, Ontario), doing racks and cases. They work all over Ontario so somehow in two weeks I managed to pull a car out of my butt-a 1999 Corolla. So far they have been keeping me local doing installs for a large drug store chain here. My first couple of days I was helping put a glycol loop into a new supermarket. Money is great. Job is great. Good guys to work with and I feel like im being challenged on the daily. Refrigerations an entirely new beast to me despite the fact I studied it in trade school, but I love it. Even the girlfriend says I come home less grumpier than I usually do lol. They even gave me a new torch set and benders along with a lot of PPE. My first day was all training. Transportation of Dangerous goods, WHMIS, and scissor lift certification. They just grabbed a couple big contracts so this winter looks busy. Guess he who waits the longest does catch the biggest lol.
    Way to go Ray......
    I knew your talent and attitude would not go long without being picked up and well utilized and appreciated by a progressive company....good on ya buddy....
    Problem now is (and every guy here will tell you) you OWE yer ole lady BIG TIME......and you will NEVER, EVER be allowed to forget it......weekly backrubs, dates, dinners, diamonds, chocolate......nothing will COMPLETELY get you back to even........sorry but thats the truth.......ask Red Green.....he's coming your way.
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  8. #22550
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyman#1 View Post
    Congrats Ray!! Glad things are moving in the right direction for you.

    Hey Brett, how ya doin buddy? Haven't been following the thread for a while (my bad, no excuse). Hope things are working out for you.

    Hey TB, never heard how your other opportunity worked out. Good or not?
    Doing OK UNC Neuro is moving slow but this new doc said it would.

    How are you?
    If you help others then you are a Success

  9. #22551
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Wowee, Ray, that is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

    As for my opportunity...

    There were a couple. One job opening evaporated when a guy who had been rear-ended by a dump truck was ready to return to work. Ah, well.

    I had applied online for another position (BIG outfit) in March, and I was called in for a written test. Took it and passed. So did five other guys out of a group of maybe 15.

    Had a face to face "tech questions" interview as a follow-up.

    Waiting to hear.

    Good luck
    If you help others then you are a Success

  10. #22552
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Way to go Ray......
    I knew your talent and attitude would not go long without being picked up and well utilized and appreciated by a progressive company....good on ya buddy....
    Problem now is (and every guy here will tell you) you OWE yer ole lady BIG TIME......and you will NEVER, EVER be allowed to forget it......weekly backrubs, dates, dinners, diamonds, chocolate......nothing will COMPLETELY get you back to even........sorry but thats the truth.......ask Red Green.....he's coming your way.
    Be careful Brenda might read this

    But then again she already is the Boss
    If you help others then you are a Success

  11. #22553
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    Morning all
    If you help others then you are a Success

  12. #22554
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    Doing OK UNC Neuro is moving slow but this new doc said it would.

    How are you?
    Must be pretty aggravating for you to have things moving so slowly. I guess as long as the oucome is good, it will all be worth it.

    I'm doing just fine. Took a posistion with a new company a couple of months ago and so far so good, thanks for asking.

  13. #22555
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    As Mr. Petty said, "The waiting is the hardest part...."
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