People like you are why the American economy is headed down the toilet.Originally posted by doglips
.....The way I see it everyone could go to harbor freight and get 90% of the tools they need including a $3 multimeter for under a $100....
I personally wouldn't hire anyone with a truck full of Harbor Freight crap.
Anyone interested in the sheet metal/HVAC field is probably mechanically inclined, and has a pretty decent selection of basic hand tools, so no need to buy any of that for a job.
I personally wouldn't buy anything more than the basics just starting out.
A realistic employer wouldn't expect a greenhorn to own every tool in the book.
A realistic employee should expect something extra from the employer if the employee is responsible for all the tools. Doesn't matter if it is an annual tool allowance or something extra per hour. A smart person would tactfully ask about a future tool allowance during the interview.
I have been looking for that, but haven't found it yet, so the boss continues to spend $20 to save $1.75.