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    A symptom of what? I don't see the...

    A symptom of what?

    I don't see the relationship to a resistance to change. Would you clarify it for me? Thank you in advance.
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    Yeah I thought that would be the best way to...

    Yeah I thought that would be the best way to handle it and it has the makings of a good conversation which leaves them with confidence in you.
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    I have seen a few Goodman's installed nicely like...

    I have seen a few Goodman's installed nicely like yours will be I'm sure. What I always asked myself when I saw this was why would a knowledgeable company use Goodman? Now I know that it will...
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    On a similar note if or when you have a baby be...

    On a similar note if or when you have a baby be careful when furnishing the room. Everybody wants to paint put in new carpet, new furniture, mattress and crib, new toys and stuffed animals etc. That...
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    :)

    :)
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    Older people have been shown to be more resistant...

    Older people have been shown to be more resistant to change. I did not mean in imply that is is 100%. As I also said there are other groups that have that same tendency. I have an uncle that smoked...
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    Many studies show that older people are resistant...

    Many studies show that older people are resistant to change. So are they and other groups that are resistant to change lazy, at least for the most part? I don't know how you get around that if you...
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    This is what I would be looking at. I would be...

    This is what I would be looking at. I would be looking at the manufacturers of the flooring etc...
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    Well put. Seeing that you are so aware of this it...

    Well put. Seeing that you are so aware of this it will probably be easier for you to see signs of this happening to yourself. I mean if it happens. If you do it probably wouldn't be a bad time to...
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    Older people in general do not like change. The...

    Older people in general do not like change. The longer one is used to the old ways of doing things, the longer it takes a person to learn new ways of doing things.
    I think there are other subsets...
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    Have you ever thought of making posters of this...

    Have you ever thought of making posters of this quote of yours? I think you ought to do so and put them up all over the shop and office. Most companies seem to believe in synergy. I bet you could...
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    Isn't that the second Chrysler with an electric...

    Isn't that the second Chrysler with an electric water next to it that you have posted recently? Odd to see that same scenario again so close to each other.
  13. My guess is he hurt himself helping somebody.

    My guess is he hurt himself helping somebody.
  14. The song about this may have already been...

    The song about this may have already been written.


    https://youtu.be/XmTmTMcdxOs
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    As others have said the chances are that a union...

    As others have said the chances are that a union job will still give you the most income for now and the future. You may or may not be able to negotiate for more pay in lieu of benefits but don't...
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    Common surgery I wouldn't worry much. I just...

    Common surgery I wouldn't worry much. I just would want to know if a mesh was used and make note of what kind in case a problem arises with it in the future.
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    Educating homeowners and getting people to renew...

    Educating homeowners and getting people to renew and upgrade is also a skill. Any tech that can't be both this and technically proficient are still one dimensional.
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    I'm basically retired so my experience is a few...

    I'm basically retired so my experience is a few years old so hopefully they have addressed what I experienced. I liked having some of the Rheem caps because they fit so nice and were 3uf many times....
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    Turbos are great in many ways. Storage seems to...

    Turbos are great in many ways. Storage seems to be an issue here and it may solve that problem. They are expensive but that may be offset some by having to stock less but end cost to customer is...
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    Stock 440V caps and you really won't have to...

    Stock 440V caps and you really won't have to stock 370V. Stock all that you regularly use and some Turbos.
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    Any high limit that won't automatically reset or...

    Any high limit that won't automatically reset or will do so with a tap etc should be replaced. I will replace one that resets but I feel has been repeatedly tripped over an extended period of time. I...
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    It will be the min in just over a year. As I said...

    It will be the min in just over a year. As I said it is a slightly less than average job for the area now and will be far less than that in a year. I admit I was surprised that he hadn't even worked...
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    The general feeling of this post is far different...

    The general feeling of this post is far different than the first post describing the same situation. If this was the first post I wouldn't have posted anything about it. That being said I agree in...
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    I agree also but it has little to do with the...

    I agree also but it has little to do with the thread. This really just addresses parts commission in a commercial application.
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    At least you preface it by saying that people...

    At least you preface it by saying that people should be paid a good wage which is what this is all about it just depends on how one gets there. I have yet to see an owner that doesn't think they pay...
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    If you are paying top wages to your people then...

    If you are paying top wages to your people then that wouldn't be the scenario. If someone is making top or good wages as their regular wages or by a combination of hourly wages and incentives what is...
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    If you want help I would suggest to apply for Pro...

    If you want help I would suggest to apply for Pro Membership. You should always have the proper information included if you don't want to get "beaten up."

    High limit switches can fail but usually...
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    I would have advised to take that job offer you...

    I would have advised to take that job offer you had and do some sidework for the extra cash.
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    It is your job to do what you describe above but...

    It is your job to do what you describe above but you should be compensated according to the value you bring. That is something we can't answer with the information we have. I agree with others that...
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    There is no shortage of companies that will do...

    There is no shortage of companies that will do that. What counts is your year to date pay and are you satisfied with it.

    If you are making 90K with incentives or 90K without incentives I would...
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    Where is the study? Does that have anything to do...

    Where is the study? Does that have anything to do with the generational thing that has been talked about here? Or is your premise also true generation after generation?
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    Residential techs spend less time on a roof to be...

    Residential techs spend less time on a roof to be sure but spend much more time in attics and crawl spaces. Residential work is harder on the body in many ways.
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    If you are saying that people are more or less...

    If you are saying that people are more or less the same and the times and circumstances have changed I would agree.

    Older people love to gripe about the entitled, lazy millennial generation. But...
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    There were edits. No big deal right?

    There were edits. No big deal right?
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    I would bet that you came in later after he made...

    I would bet that you came in later after he made some edits.
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    That wasn't what he said. If you are saying...

    That wasn't what he said. If you are saying everybody is taxed the same for the the first 50K of their taxable income that would be correct.
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    It is not an observation because it is not true....

    It is not an observation because it is not true. Your examples are not taxed at the same rate.

    And a consumption tax is regressive and would impact the poor more than they already are.
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    Well it isn't true and it isn't a proposal by you...

    Well it isn't true and it isn't a proposal by you then what is it?
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    Is the following quote supposed to be an example...

    Is the following quote supposed to be an example of what you propose or should be?

    "In NYC, for example, if an HVAC tech makes 100k, they are still taxed at the same rates as a tech in Florida...
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    They are not taxed at the same rate. ...

    They are not taxed at the same rate.

    https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/taxes/federal-income-tax-brackets/
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    I would guess that the average homeowner and...

    I would guess that the average homeowner and business owner think that they already pay a premium for our services. So to get a better idea of where you are coming from are you saying HVAC businesses...
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    I guess techs were better when they oversized...

    I guess techs were better when they oversized everything when they can't get away with that now. I guess techs were better when beercan cold was good enough. Maybe techs were better when there were...
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    It seems a lot of older people who did well in a...

    It seems a lot of older people who did well in a union thinks that it is a generational problem.
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    There will never be a public outcry for better...

    There will never be a public outcry for better trained HVAC techs like there would be for nurses and pilots. For example there are only 18 major carriers and if one had poor pilots it would be...
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    Electricians or carpenters in general do not...

    Electricians or carpenters in general do not suffer from the same back and knee problems as we do.

    We are not nurses or pilots where if there weren't enough qualified people the public would...
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    When I bring up the health hazards of the trade...

    When I bring up the health hazards of the trade like back and knee problems you seem to pooh-pooh it and talk about DVT which is easily avoidable if one is aware. So are back and knee issues a...
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    Business owners that I have talked to say there...

    Business owners that I have talked to say there are plenty of sales techs along with plenty of seasoned top technicians. What they would like to see are more seasoned technicians that have the skills...
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    You are right in that would draw more qualified...

    You are right in that would draw more qualified people into the trade and improve the image of the trade along with supplying people with better service but I don't see it happening more than the...
  49. Thread: van setup

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    I would suggest to stock everything you can. It...

    I would suggest to stock everything you can. It can only help you in general and help you to impress your employer by taking care of everything you can in a more timely manner. Since you also do...
  50. Thread: van setup

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    Do you do install or service or are you new and...

    Do you do install or service or are you new and do mainly maintenance? If you are new to the trade get in the habit of supplying more information if you expect to get much help.
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