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  1. #66
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    The way she has been staying at it. They might hire her instead.
    Thought the same thing heck I'd hire her She seem like a go getter with willing to listen and learn.
    Last edited by fcs; 08-11-2009 at 04:02 PM.
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  2. #67
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    yeah but im HVAC dumb guys *L thanks

  3. #68
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    We all were at one time.

    Most of us admit, we're still learning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    We all were at one time.

    Most of us admit, we're still learning.
    I make it a point to try and learn one new thing a day. Sometimes I get bonus lessons!!!!!
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  5. #70
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    i think your hubby needs to start looking for an install job to get in the door. maybe have him try for dispatcher. then go on ride alongs on his own time , with no pay , on saturdays and sundays. they are hurting in that area due to the economy , lots of competition. an owner would be happy to have a dispatcher that knows the lingo. i talked to a buddy down there this week. they are very slow , large refrigeration outfit. i think he may have to put a service job on hold

  6. #71
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    thank you, you guys are wonderful...........we were just talking about him trying for an "voluntary apprenticeship" for the experience, the connections and hopefully a good reference.
    We have looked at the hvac sales jobs.......but they want a lot of experience to. But dispatch we didnt think of!!! We will now *S

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    Dispatcher is good, there are a lot of related ideas. Also think of doing local volunteer places (habitat for humanity, emt/firesquads etc.), do hvac there. Its a small world, in Habitat for Humanity you work with a lot of contractors so it can be GREAT contacts.

    Again best of luck!!

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    try to be the 3rd man on 2 man install team,,for free,,they will like the help,,and learn that way

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    A heartfelt thank you

    Largely because of the resources and advice you guys have very kindly given us, my husband has an interview tommorrow with a HVAC company that we "cold called" with his job app letter and resume.
    Cross your fingers for us.............and I cannot thank you all enough, you are a fantastic group of guys.

  10. #75
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    Quote Originally Posted by techswife View Post
    Largely because of the resources and advice you guys have very kindly given us, my husband has an interview tommorrow with a HVAC company that we "cold called" with his job app letter and resume.
    Cross your fingers for us.............and I cannot thank you all enough, you are a fantastic group of guys.
    I am not being a "jerk" But unless your " Hubby " starts getting off his but and doing alot of this for him self. He will never make it in this trade or any other trade. It has been said before. "You have to want it" It doesn't appear that he wants it

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    Quote Originally Posted by techswife View Post
    my husband has an interview tommorrow with a HVAC company that we "cold called" with his job app letter and resume.
    Cross your fingers for us
    Let us know how it goes; if you need a "course correction" based on what happened in this interview, we can probably help.

  12. #77
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    Thank you, and he 'wants it" its just whats left of his confidence has taken a hell of a beating, being out of work for 6 months, having to live with family who feel free to plant the "knife" of encouragement.........its a horrible situation that many folks are in. I'd like to go hide under a rock myself *L* but its my turn to support him. And im sure, that once he is working, his "true" self, confident, inquiring and determined will re appear.

    In the meantime, we do the best we can. And i've kinda gotten attached to you guys *L

  13. #78
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    Techswife,
    I read the entire thread before I decided to put my 2 cents in so here goes:

    1. quit counting how many resumes/letter have been sent our, it will only depress you.

    2. Tell the the "techswife" hubby to join the forum and get know here, Now! no excuses. I don't know anyone here personally but I have gotten massive amounts of info simply reading posts and throwing out dumb questions.

    3. I got into HVAC/R by accident......and have loved almost every day of the last 29+ years. I lucked out soooo many times and I have not been out of work since 1987. I know this is probably not encouraging but I say this because I started as an apprentice doing every nasty job they could give me making $5.00 and hour.

    4. Most here will say that, in some respect or another we have all had to "pay our dues" so to speak. Hubby will learn good stuff no matter where he starts in this business. He can learn even more on this forum.


    5. Tell "techswife" Hubby to get signed up on HAVC-Talk ! Did I say that already?

    I wish you both the best of luck. Like somebody said, maybe you ought to start applying too !
    If sense were so common everyone would have it !

    All opinions expressed are my own. Any advice provided is based on personal experience, generally accepted fact or publicly available information. As such, it is worth exactly what you paid for it, not a penny more not a penny less !!

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