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  1. #14
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    Here's the scores. Core- 84; Air to Air Heat Pump 83.

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    Originally posted by acmanko
    Here's the scores. Core- 84; Air to Air Heat Pump 83.

    Nice Going! Those are good respectable scores! You are hired! Want to move to the Black Hills of South Dakota?


    Norm

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    Talk to me, or as in the movies "show me the money".

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    Norm, you don't teach anymore? You are now working for a contractor just doing the hiring? That can't be all, what's the deal, just curious.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

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    I'm trying to test his skills as an interviewer, but he seems reluctant.

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    These days I am a little of everything. I had to purchase a hat rack that holds a half a dozen different hats. Not much time to post here anymore.

    Dice, nice article! Write some more!


    Acmano, the company is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Have two locations, one in Rapid City and another in Spearfish. Spearfish is near Deadwood and Sturgis. Yes, where the HD motorcycle rally takes place each year.

    Have openings for two service technicians with experience. Relocation assistance available for the right people. See my e-mail address in my profile if you are interested.


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    Norm.....your new job........

    I hope you got a piece of that action.
    You deserve it.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

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  8. #21
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    Heres what I would do...

    Make yourself a test from the KATE (Knowlege areas) found in the industry. Have applicants pass it if they are not NATE certified and if they pass (and of course have some character) hire them on probation for 90 days in which they will have the opportunity to take the NATE exam and depending on their score and performance so far their pay will be adjusted accordingly.


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    Originally posted by docholiday
    Heres what I would do...

    Make yourself a test from the KATE (Knowlege areas) found in the industry. Have applicants pass it if they are not NATE certified and if they pass (and of course have some character) hire them on probation for 90 days in which they will have the opportunity to take the NATE exam and depending on their score and performance so far their pay will be adjusted accordingly.

    That is precisely what I have been doing! I patterned the exam after the sample NATE exam I wrote and put in the "For Your Interest" area on this site.

    Norm

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    Re: Norm.....your new job........

    Originally posted by Diceman
    I hope you got a piece of that action.
    You deserve it.
    Dice, are you working on another article for the "For Your Interest" area? Keep em coming!

    Norm

  11. #24
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    Originally posted by i_got_ideas
    Trust me, this is nothing new at all. The fact is that any qualified tech is already working somewhere. We have had some real duesies apply and it is amazing the BS they'll feed you trying to get a job.

    We don't require experience. That is one thing that has help a BUNCH! We look at the person and what they DO know and make a decision based on that. The last guy we hired for example had some experience with electronics including working for a company as a powered wheel chair service manager, and he has extensive automotive knowledge. This tells us that heknows basic wiring and has mechanical understanding. Additionally he has a clean driving record. But MOST important is he has the will to succeed. I can read people and he just seemed right. We hired him and he has been one of the best techs we have hired in a LONG time. It goes the other way to. Sometimes you hire someone that just doesn't work out and you know if it is going to work within a VERY short time.

    The days of hiring experienced techs is officially over unless you are lucky. All but 2 techs in my area are over 40, 3/4ths of them are over 50. SO.....that shows that in 10, 15, 20 years the shortage is only going to get MUCH worse. Our lead installer as well as myself are 25 and well, in no time we'll be the old timers around here.

    It will be interesting to see what the future holds. As for now I have no problem training a person I feel has the desire to learn the trade. Only time will tell.
    yes there are experanced techs and every one wants them till the meet them and see thay are over 50. I know that because I'm there and unemployed in Minnesota.

  12. #25

    Re: Re: Norm.....your new job........

    Originally posted by NormChris
    Originally posted by Diceman
    I hope you got a piece of that action.
    You deserve it.
    Dice, are you working on another article for the "For Your Interest" area? Keep em coming!

    Norm
    OK, let me think about it, time for something light and fluffy in there, maybe a feel good story.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

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    Who is this Nate of which you speak?




























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