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  1. #1
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    hello new here, who hre is swamped with work

    hi new to site i just wasnt sure how slow people are, we do 95% resi and we keep getting laid off we barely have work when were not laid off we work four day work week and less than 6 employers with me the only service tech

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    Up to my eyeballs in new installs and service calls...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeyBob View Post
    Up to my eyeballs in new installs and service calls...............
    I would be willing to bet you have a good marketing program and a large customer base.
    It's refreshing to pull your head out of the box when servicing a system.

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    I'm typically always busy. Each month since March my volume has slowed. Others in this area have been laying off. The only shops that I know of that are still going full blast are the large shops that have large jobs that were sold for installation this year. So they are living off a backlog of work with not too many new jobs coming in.
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    Last 5 weeks extremely busy. This week, very busy but able to keep up.

    I'm taking a 4 day weekend this week to catch up on my beauty sleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senior Tech View Post
    Last 5 weeks extremely busy. This week, very busy but able to keep up.

    I'm taking a 4 day weekend this week to catch up on my beauty sleep
    That will take a lot more sleep than 4 days can fix
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    Quote Originally Posted by absoair View Post
    I would be willing to bet you have a good marketing program and a large customer base.
    Yea, I have about 2,000 clean and checks to do each and every fall...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeyBob View Post
    Up to my eyeballs in new installs and service calls...............
    Must be nice...How long would it take me to commute from the Ambassador Bridge to Howell everyday.. only about a 1/2 hour I bet. Heck I would use my own vehicle to do the service calls in...I am getting out the razor blades and scraping the lettering off of it right now...lol

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    Swamped? No. It's been steady, and I think it will pick up.

    We do commercial, and for a few months we had a slight reduction compared to last year as retail retracted into a profit and loss hole. For example, we have one store with two units, 15 year old Carrier RTU's. Last year, one was taken out of heating service due to corrosion of the HX and related parts. Yesterday, I found the other unit can no longer be producing heat for the same reason. Now, at least one will have to be repaired.

    Other stores that have been putting off repairs will be stepping up soon, as the numbers released today bode for a better quarter or two than the bloodbath that had been expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 73Stingray View Post
    Must be nice...How long would it take me to commute from the Ambassador Bridge to Howell everyday.. only about a 1/2 hour I bet. Heck I would use my own vehicle to do the service calls in...I am getting out the razor blades and scraping the lettering off of it right now...lol

    It's more like 55 minutes if you drive like ya stole it!

    where the heck are you, Canada?

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    Frown

    Quote Originally Posted by HeyBob View Post
    It's more like 55 minutes if you drive like ya stole it!

    where the heck are you, Canada?
    Yup, Just the other side of the bridge..
    Routinely head over and spend my hard earned $$ downriver shopping in Taylor, Southgate or Woodhaven.....either that or head North and hit Madison Heights, Troy or Sterling Heights....Andiamo's is the best.

    We sometimes get adventurous and take the extra 1/2 hour or so and head all the way to GLC in Auburn Hills, but if you go that far u might as well keep going and hit Birch Run too....

    Gawd, can you tell my wife shops to death!!!lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowandsteady View Post
    hi new to site i just wasnt sure how slow people are, we do 95% resi and we keep getting laid off we barely have work when were not laid off we work four day work week and less than 6 employers with me the only service tech
    its not just you we are slow right now also nice thing is my boss did a workshare program through the unemployment department so it helps and can still work

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    Hmm

    Slow here in Pa. One month I'm steady the next I'm holding down the couch. I'm moving to Michigan.

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