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    Paid mentoring

    I am growing older and approaching the age in which the physical portion of my job is becoming harder. I am wondering about the viability
    Of working with contractors teaching service techs that they employ.
    I was considering a month by month contract to actually ride with a service tech
    Along with schooling time to speed up a service techs education.
    Anyone have any thoughts?
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    Unless your well known in your area as a go to guy I don’t think it will work. I believe you’ll have to prove your worth to a contractor with the understanding that you want to be a mentor down the road. Good luck
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    Maybe a service mgrs type job?
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    x2 on service manager and maybe you can still run service calls or last line of defense scenario
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    I think the op was wanting a consulting job and working for multiple contractors. Which maybe if he’s a big gun in his area maybe ,but who knows.
    Honeywell you can buy better but you cant pay more

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    There is a website....I forget the name of it... someone recommended that I perform that type of service.

    Apparently, people log in and there's a fee you get to charge for a certain amount of time of conversation about a given issue that a tech is having.
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    Go teach at a tech school

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathpunch0311 View Post
    Go teach at a tech school
    I taught aeronautical science at a community college, and I can tell you as a result, I would probably not agree to teach at a tech school.
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    I think sales rep, or project manager, or counter or outside sales at a more tech savy supply house, like United Refrigeration (or fill in your supply house) would be a good fit for a guy looking to slow down a bit.


    As far as tech trainer, if you are a UA member, you could teach at the local.


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    So like a consultant? I dont know a company that would be willing to pay a guy to ride along with a new tech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MT1 View Post
    So like a consultant? I dont know a company that would be willing to pay a guy to ride along with a new tech.
    Maybe they should, I was with a second year whiz kid for 8 hours today. He was having trouble trying to get a pulley off, I asked if the set screws came out easy? Spray some penetrant in the holes?

    "I didn't know there were set screws."

    Next job, he does 3 Lenox package condenser motors, comes over to me and says "They only run if I give them a push to start them".

    He was the one to bring the motors and new caps onto the roof. Caps were still in the boxes.
    He had a nice tool bag, I asked for his meter, mine was across the roof at the unit I had apart. "It's in my Truck"

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    I ran into a tech from Australia at a trade expo and he said the very same thing we are experiencing here is happening down there, self centered young guys glued to their smart phones, don't want to work or learn the trade, they want to go straight to the top without putting the time or paying dues and I thought the "millennial" epidemic was an American thing,guess is a worldwide infestation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valdelocc View Post
    I ran into a tech from Australia at a trade expo and he said the very same thing we are experiencing here is happening down there, self centered young guys glued to their smart phones, don't want to work or learn the trade, they want to go straight to the top without putting the time or paying dues and I thought the "millennial" epidemic was an American thing,guess is a worldwide infestation.
    Don’t know if I should be relieved it’s not just us lazy Americans or scared
    Honeywell you can buy better but you cant pay more

    I told my wife when i die to sell my fishing stuff for what its worth not what i told her i paid for it

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