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Thread: Fair pay?

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    Posted a reply to this thread...
    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=59836

    and it appears that the general concensus is 'My job sucks'

    How do you go about finding out what the 'Fair Pay'
    is for your area?

    Boss says I'm getting paid more than the average for our area... but its hard for me to understand since our area has 3 or 4 HVAC companies in the county.
    All the other companies have one tech... the owner of the company hehe.
    We are the only company in the area that has more than one tech... Boss, Me, and other tech. Woot... we're big time LoL



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    Dude:::::
    I'd be looking to relocate in all honesty, you are paid low for what you say you do. Look else where.

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    Sounds like your boss isn't overly worried about you leaving and going to work for the competition

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    Try salary.com and use the salary wizard. You can check average salaries for must parts of the country

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    perhaps .....

    that's why the other companys are 1 man shops

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    With the advice and "teachings" that you have posted you sound like an extremely knowledgeable and contientious mechanic.
    I believe you could easily get top pay and benefits if you were lucky enough to find an employer offering both. Go commercial.

    Good luck!

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    Wormy ...not saying you are gettin hosed ..but the boss should give you a jar of vaseline with every check.z
    How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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    Re: perhaps .....

    Originally posted by slimwoodie
    that's why the other companys are 1 man shops
    50 miles North of Memphis...

    Ya either dig for coal, run shine, or are a one man HVAC show.

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    Originally posted by ozone drone
    Wormy ...not saying you are gettin hosed ..but the boss should give you a jar of vaseline with every check.z
    the boss would call it tool allowance and deduct it from his pay

    Damm dude good luck with your job hunt or what ever you decide to do
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    Poor little wormy.

    I know how you feel. Not only was I feeling underpaid for a long time but I only weight a whopping 135 pounds too . I hate it when you push on your drill to force a screw in but just push yourself back instead . The pay does sound low though pay varies greatly from area to area. I have heard of guys that make similar amounts. I changed my pay, I demanded it. It worked though I could've just as easily had been out of a job too.
    There are 3 ways to do anything in life; Good, Fast, Slow: You can pick any 2.

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    Question same here

    I just started a new job. I quess the guy has been screwed by some former employees. He starts every body at 6 a hr. I've worked 3 days now. He told me that there was a guy that had 4 years in at another local heating company that couldn't have done half the stuff i did friday. I'm lookin foward to seeing what I'm worth in his eyes.

    He pays 1/2 of insureance after 90 days.

    Well see how it goes.
    Hire Me....

    Benny

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    Originally posted by i_got_ideas
    Poor little wormy.

    I know how you feel. Not only was I feeling underpaid for a long time but I only weight a whopping 135 pounds too . I hate it when you push on your drill to force a screw in but just push yourself back instead . The pay does sound low though pay varies greatly from area to area. I have heard of guys that make similar amounts. I changed my pay, I demanded it. It worked though I could've just as easily had been out of a job too.
    My genitalia weigh more than 135.

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    Originally posted by condenseddave
    Originally posted by i_got_ideas
    Poor little wormy.

    I know how you feel. Not only was I feeling underpaid for a long time but I only weight a whopping 135 pounds too . I hate it when you push on your drill to force a screw in but just push yourself back instead . The pay does sound low though pay varies greatly from area to area. I have heard of guys that make similar amounts. I changed my pay, I demanded it. It worked though I could've just as easily had been out of a job too.
    My genitalia weigh more than 135.
    Mine equates to just over 1/2 of my total body weight......it's all relative.
    There are 3 ways to do anything in life; Good, Fast, Slow: You can pick any 2.

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