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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobelectric View Post
    Good Luck,but I wouldn't put a new tech on his own for awhile.

    I agree, and part of my post was to make him realize that he probably isn't going to be actually starting up new systems.

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    Monday will be one of those days that you "realize you don't know nearly as much as I think I know days." I have those on a weekly basis.

    Oh one other thing OP....leave the cell phone in the truck/van.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobelectric View Post
    Good Luck,but I wouldn't put a new tech on his own for awhile.
    And what JP said. Showing up Monday (or your first day) with a hole in your pocket would be fine with me. The realism is, if you've just completed a 9 month course you Should know what tools you need and and asking on Friday what you need for Monday?

    First day Helper, is just that (to me).

    Good advice Ryan1088. No cell phone, no smokes, maybe no breaks, sometimes no lunch, don't complain about picking up trash and cleaning up.

    And... and, Never Do #2 in a Customers House!
    Yes, I know I Shouldn't But I Just Can't Help Myself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
    Monday will be one of those days that you "realize you don't know nearly as much as I think I know days." I have those on a weekly basis......
    I have those on an hourly basis sometimes....

    Interesting thread and responses, made me think about what it was like on my first day 30+ years ago. I would hope, the few days or maybe even a few weeks would be riding along with a senior tech and observing and asking questions. If it works out like that get the senior tech to ask you questions so you can learn to think on your feet. Hell, he might even learn something from you. Having said all that, I wouldn't let anyone do start-ups until they had spent some candlelit dinners with a senior tech

    As far as tools, I wouldn't spend anymore than I had to upfront until you figure out exactly what you need it could vary somewhat depending on what types of equipment it is.
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    thanks for all the info guys!
    As far as not knowing as much as I think, I am all to aware!
    People asked me, how is the school? My only respone is ask me after being in the field at least 6 months!
    The guy that hired me said that once I work a few days I will figure out what I need
    Know I just gotta figure out were to get the tools!

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    Did you not get any tools in school?

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    theres several of us from vegas on the board so just post what you
    need & im sure one of us will help you out.

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