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    hvac in vail, colorado

    hey all, I'm 23 had been unemployed for 10 months started a job today in mn, and also got a call from a company in vail, colorado who want me to come work for them there. they run off of a flat rate book and my pay would be 15% off the customers price less sales tax. I currently make $17hr. would it be a wise decision for me to relocate??? Is this a stable work area??? Just looking for some feed back.
    thanks

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    You won't be working on A/C's in Vail the average july temp is 75. But it is some beautifull country to live and work in.

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    Good deal, how about the commision thing. never done it myself. is it a good way to make money?

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    I don't like it. It makes techs sell things to people they don't need. I know of two business one in KC and one in Denver, both huge work on up front priceing and commision. Their top techs make over $100,000 a year and I've seen the proof. They are both very reputable companys and have some of the best techs around. But I just don't agree with doing business that way. But it's worked out very well for some people. From my expirence with up front priceing is it workes best in the uppper class neighborhoods where people have money, as up front priceing tends to be more expensive than chargeing by parts and labor. Vail is a rich town with a lot of money, I would think up front priceing would do well there.

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    Awesome feedback, thank you, hope this works out hahaha

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    Warning !

    Housing in Vail is Expensive. Lots of people live 10 to 40 miles away and commute.

    But the view is spectacular and it snows a bit more than you might expect.

    Good luck !
    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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    It sounds like you would be considered a subcontractor. If so you'd be given a 1099 at years end and you would be paying 15.3% to medicare and FICA along with your income taxes. In other words, self-employed.
    You would need to be sure your income would cover that nut.
    Also you wouldn't be eligible for unemployment or workers comp being self-employed so you'd need an insurance policy for that.
    If Vail is the way I remember it (20 years) finding a place to live might be a problem. At Jackson Hole some people had to live in the National Forrest.
    They have hand carved stop signs there.
    Tracers work both ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCIKelly View Post
    Warning !

    Housing in Vail is Expensive. Lots of people live 10 to 40 miles away and commute.

    But the view is spectacular and it snows a bit more than you might expect.

    Good luck !

    Even mcDonalds has a $2. menu in vail. It's crazy expensive and people are rich pricks. I dont even drive by it if I can go around, and i NEVER stop. Get gas in Denver and Glenwood.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    Is the job in MN have potential? Is your living arrangement stable in MN?

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    having spent many winter vacations in vail, and knowing several people who live there full time, i say go for it. i assume that you have nothing holding you back right? no wifey, kids? anyway, its a beautifull area, many of the systems are very high end hydronic with lots of radiant, snowmelt etc. you can always go home when times get better. yes it is expensive, BUT damn its beautifull. work seems plentifull. many employers offer seasonal ski passes as well. think POW....as in powder days!!!!!!

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