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  1. #14
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    What is the licencing process for N.C, l'm currently licensed for pipefitter and refrigeration in Conn and RI. Been thinking of heading south for a while. Thanks

  2. #15
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    C-O-L is key to wages. Here in AZ, at $43 for Jm - it's good (I won't entertain the Local's Commercial Service Tech Jm or the Metal Trades malarkey).
    L.A. is $1 higher than us & S.D. is $1 lower than us, neither of those make dent on the C-O-L out there!

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  3. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJunior View Post
    I hate for my first post in years to be the need to hire a technician but it is. I do hope that anyone who reads this please share it with someone from my area in hopes that they need a better environment to work in.
    Thanks!!

    We have a GREAT long term employment opportunity available for the right person. Here is why we are the BEST company to work for...
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    4. No 24 hour on call!!!! Enjoy your family, activities, friends and well deserved free time.
    5. Our workmanship is solid, something to be proud of. Are you proud of the team you work with, the installs your company produces? Our customers are getting what they paid for hands down.
    6. Company vehicle that you can drive to your home.
    7. Health, dental, retirement, holiday pay, vacation pay.
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    Come work for a company that genuinely respects their employees and treats them like people. Hours available year round. Whether you have years of experience or just a little experience, we are happy to work with the right person and train them as needed. Don't miss this opportunity!!!

    Call for full details. All calls will be confidential. Weekend or evening interviews available. Call Ricky directly at 843-224-3809
    The position waiting be filled is for administration to private and light business HVAC frameworks. An extensive segment of our administration is to top of the line homes comprising of organized gear, geothermal hardware and small split frameworks.

  4. #17
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    $25/hr?

  5. #18
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    May I offer some perspectives?

    Compensation for good techs is like the movie, "Field of Dreams." If you pay them, they will come.

    The biggest problem in paying techs is that you can only offer a top rate that is about 20-25% of your billable hourly rate. If you push that down, you can't pay enough for them to come.

    In the third party commercial world, I am constantly following up on guys whose obvious previous job involved asking the question, "would you like fries with that?" The reason those guys are there is because better techs are making better money elsewhere, and the other contractor can only field a warm body with a cell phone.

    With all due respect to the OP, it is probably a better plan to openly pay and track the experience and success of the techs, so that the lower guys are more motivated to learn, think, and correct themselves, reducing callbacks and increasing profitability, so that they can earn the top rate.

    JMHO.
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  6. #19
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    $25 an hour doesnt seem so bad you can get some nice homes for less than 400,000 in charleston.

  7. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick982002 View Post
    $25 an hour doesnt seem so bad you can get some nice homes for less than 400,000 in charleston.
    Dishwashers here make 25 hr cash and still live 3 to a room!

  8. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    Dishwashers here make 25 hr cash and still live 3 to a room!
    Thats pretty wacky sounds like a vancouver problem except you cant even get even half that for a dishwasher position and houses average 1,000,000.

  9. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick982002 View Post
    Thats pretty wacky sounds like a vancouver problem except you cant even get even half that for a dishwasher position and houses average 1,000,000.
    small business here wants to bring temp foreign workers, because of this

    why let the local market dictate

  10. #23
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    curious about the work there now. I was visiting the city last week and loved it. The cost of living seems to have leaped quite a bit. Still i could eat oysters all day and night and be happy : )
    when life throws me a banjo, i play it

  11. #24
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    Make that sign-on bonus $5 Grand and you might get some interest. One thing the OP needs to understand, after a few weeks of working together and a few after work brewskys, most all of your techs actually know what everyone is makeing or a pretty good idea. So just let your wage scale be known.

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