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  1. #1
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    I've been studying for NATE and RSES CM exams. I have so many figures and formulas floating around in my head. I took a nap this afternoon and dreamt of Btu calculations

    I know some of you would say to leave but, this company has been good to me. They pay me quite well and give me all the OT I want and more when we're busy. Also, I do hear from other service techs that it's slow all over. Besides, if someone is looking for help right now, then maybe their employees left for a good reason!

    I have a BRAND NEW Chevy express 2500 van with all the shelves and bulkhead sitting in my driveway with only 800 miles on it. I know the owners don't want this truck sitting idle anymore than I do.

    It doesn't help that my wife quit her job about 2 weeks ago. She was coming home *****y and miserable all the time so I said "Suck it up or quit". I didn't think she'd quit! She does have a good opportunity coming Monday so I hope she gets back to work.

    R2B4BTU

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    Thats too bad it is that slow Otto. Do you get 40 hours when slow?

    I am sure the spring will wake some things up a bit. Maybe some really cold weather still on the horizion. We are still rocking in Commercial Refrig and HVAV service. but with 5 guys it does not take tooo much!
    Aire Serv of SW Connecticut- Gas heat, dual fuel and central a/c systems installed and serviced

  3. #3
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    I get paid only for hours worked. It's always like this but usually it waits until Spring. It's 20 out today and I sat at home!
    R2B4BTU

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    C'mon up north of the border Otto... the -40 winter weather keeps use whining for qualified heating techs. The spring and fall keeps us insanely buisy with PM's and the summers are hot enough to dream of having enough people to carry on with A/C service and installs.

    Slackers have 40 hour weeks, average sees 50+, solid techs work until their wives threaten divorce.
    Teach the apprentices right... and learn from their questions and ideas.

  5. #5
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    You could take up purse snatching as a hobby and the rewards will help with the bills till the work comes rolling in. Can you run fast?

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    otto

    Your welcome here in South Texas. These refinery's and petrochemical plants are looking wanting people like you to work on their systems. These jobs are called "Permanant Contract Jobs". The only draw back is that you have to have two trades. Roy

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    Talking

    Originally posted by otto


    It doesn't help that my wife quit her job about 2 weeks ago. She was coming home *****y and miserable all the time so I said "Suck it up or quit". I didn't think she'd quit!

    Otto Otto Otto... I belieeeve I will not be asking you advice on wifey issues anytime in the near future.
    "The Bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"

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    Still bore stiff! Almost at the end of Ratchet & Clank Up Yer Arsenal, all studied up for airflow on Nate exam (electrical is my next study), redoing price sheet for this summer (it was sadly outdated and confusing).

    Wifey applied for work at Target down the road and we're pretty sure she'll get the job. Also a pet shop but the boss is never in for the last 2 weeks.

    My truck is as clean and organized as it's going to ever get.

    I've surfed the internet and I do believe I've seen the whole damn thing.
    R2B4BTU

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    take advantage of it while you can, next thing you know you'll be working crazy hours and will wish for this lull.

    bet you havn't been to http://www.flashyourrack.com that could take up the better part of a day.

  10. #10
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    Yeah that's all good. But have you went into downtown Chicago and snatched any purses?

    What is Joliet like now?? I lived there in the early 70's on a street called Whitley Ave.

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    Otto

    It's not much better out here west of Schaumberg either. This is the slowest I have ever seen. Unless the weather turns soon think it'll be a long wait.

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    Re: otto

    Originally posted by oroy54
    Your welcome here in South Texas. These refinery's and petrochemical plants are looking wanting people like you to work on their systems. These jobs are called "Permanant Contract Jobs". The only draw back is that you have to have two trades. Roy
    yeah but youd have to wear roys coveralls that he's farted in already
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    Otto,

    When NATE came out i automatically got it without testing because I had four CMS's from RSES, is that not still the case if you pass the CM test don't you automatically get the NATE anymore ?

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