Quote Originally Posted by samservice View Post

Let me warn you, this is a TOUGH service business to be in. It is rewarding and there is money in it. I think the real trick is to have sharp guys that are willing to do just about anything.
Exactly. Frankly, I'm surprised at the amount of guys that refuse to touch things without even trying. Those are the guys that get sent home early because they won't take a call they feel may be out of their zone.

Meanwhile, I'll be in a restaurant waiting for the place to cool because I changed an AC compressor earlier in the day. While I'm in there, I'm also changing a Delfield thermostat that rusted closed. While I'm waiting for THAT to cycle, I'm replacing a gas valve in a Pitco fryer I condemned last week. As I'm walking out the door, the manager will ask me to look at a light fixture in the kitchen that just went out - it will need a ballast - so I'll return tomorrow with the ballast. Ten hour day and more work for tomorrow.

The more you know, the more you work. The more you work, the more you make.