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  1. #1
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    Hmm

    hey guys I just graduated tech school alittle while ago and Iam looking for a job. But, Right now in my area where I live the Hvac Business is slow. I applied to a Contractor and he offered me a job , But a job in sales at Menards selling thermistats for him, furnaces and all the good stuff. Iam looking for a job in service or Install. The Contractor offered to me in a month or two to be a install helper. Right now he offered me $8.50 an hour
    What would you do?
    I want to get my foot in the door Should I take the job and suck it up for a couple of months or keep looking? thanks Guys!

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    first of all where are you from?
    next how hard have you looked? it is slow in a lot of places and its not like you cant learn while selling. the long and short is if you think you can do better then do it. otherwise take this job and get going.

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    Take the job now the real school will start.

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    im from Northwester IL, im driving around everyday for a couple hours applying to places.

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    I am a installer been at it for a long time no one is hiring at this time give it a month or two then everyone will be looking.

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    Gotta start somewhere, usually at the bottom like the rest of us, been doing HVAC 14 years, only making $10.00/hr (HA HA!!) just yanking your chain. Stick with it, you'll be ok. I would take the job now and get what knowledge you can and keep looking for a better job. By the time it heats up you will be in the field, whole shop will be busy.

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    I assume you aren't employed now??

    If that's true, take the job. What have you got to lose. You can continue to look, or, maybe the boss will offer you a job as a helper. Or, maybe you'll hear about another place hiring while selling the stats and equipment. I don't see a down side to taking the job.

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    no

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    are saying that Menards installs furnaces now?
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

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    I work for a large commercial company and before we were union service tech's spent 6 months in parts to learn the business and see how you interact with customers then if you passed you would get the filter truck then the fun started.

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    you can always make trade contacts while sitting behind that table at menards, at least its a paycheck. take the job and you can look for a better job during this time. good luck

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    It's easier to find a job when you have a job due to the interaction you will have with the people in the business.
    Granted the pay is not that great but if that is all there is for now I would take it.

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    thank you for the advice

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