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05-26-2011, 12:28 AM #1New Guest
- Join Date
- May 2011
- Sumerduck, Fauquier, Virginia
Journeyman waiting to start business
I'm an overworked journeyman service tech with five years in residential/light commercial in the DC metro area. Employed by the small company that originally got me started; back when it was just supposed to be a summer job between semesters. Looking to start my own operation in a year or two, even though that might mean continued long hours away from home.
I have made this work look like so much fun that my little brother recently got into it.
I try to be by the book and academic, but I'm glad to be in a career where careless mistakes only flood basements instead of killing patients.
I look forward to using this forum to help me learn from the experiences of others and to help me get out of doing chores around the house on nights when I'm too tired.
05-26-2011, 06:21 AM #2Professional Member*
- Join Date
- Dec 2002
- SouthEast NC ICW & Piedmont Foothills
welcome aboardIt`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.
05-26-2011, 07:58 AM #3
05-26-2011, 08:59 AM #4
Just because we're service techs doesn't mean our customers can't end up dead!
Gas leaks, Carbon Monoxide, to name a couple.
05-26-2011, 07:51 PM #5
Welcome to the nut house.... and to add to the hospital comment, not properly grounding the unit, by not using the right components, which energizing the cabinet of the furnace. Then MR H/O goes to change the filter bare feet on the concrete floor and ZAP ZAP . I have seen this 3 time in my career as an electrician.
Good luck with your business idea,
- Learn what a P&L statement and a Balance sheet is.
- What your KPI (Key Performance Indicators)are.
- Read the book Where did the money go?
- Figure out the definition of "insanity" and ask yourself do you do that?
- Get ready to work around the clock.
Do this and you will have a great chance to succeed.
06-02-2011, 11:27 AM #6
The statement below is my signature and just my overall feeling towards our industry and does not necessarily pertain to you nor this thread.
There really isn't a legitimate excuse for not doing the job correctly!