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  1. #1
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    Things that grind my gears.

    Was thinking of the Family Guy episode where Peter gets a news spot and tells everyone what grinds his gears.

    Some of mine, mainly apprentice things.

    1) Tool or part put back in the wrong place.
    2) Mixing different size screws in the same bin.
    3) Taking “vape” breaks.
    4) Answering customers questions like they know something.
    5) Driving like sheet.
    6) Fingerprints all over the walls.
    7) Walking right over job site trash and asking what needs to be done.
    8) Using my snips to cut thermostat wire (this one should’ve been first).
    9) Losing my tools, breaking them or using without asking.
    10) Leaving the oxy/acetylene valves open when putting the set away.
    11) Leaving lunch trash or trash in general, everywhere!!!
    12) And of course, playing on phone and not paying attention.

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    Customers who hang of your shoulder.
    UA Local 32 retired as of Jan 2020

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    I agree with most of those and I am the apprentice. Thankfully I have my own truck now so I can keep it organized.

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    So why have a apprentice ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    So why have a apprentice ?
    Someone to blame when your wall of pride posts get criticized?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellkamp View Post
    Someone to blame when your wall of pride posts get criticized?

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    Say it ain't so !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adlerberts-Protege View Post
    Was thinking of the Family Guy episode where Peter gets a news spot and tells everyone what grinds his gears.

    Some of mine, mainly apprentice things.

    1) Tool or part put back in the wrong place.
    2) Mixing different size screws in the same bin.
    3) Taking “vape” breaks.
    4) Answering customers questions like they know something.
    5) Driving like sheet.
    6) Fingerprints all over the walls.
    7) Walking right over job site trash and asking what needs to be done.
    8) Using my snips to cut thermostat wire (this one should’ve been first).
    9) Losing my tools, breaking them or using without asking.
    10) Leaving the oxy/acetylene valves open when putting the set away.
    11) Leaving lunch trash or trash in general, everywhere!!!
    12) And of course, playing on phone and not paying attention.
    You should retire and go to a local vocational school for HVAC/R. Become a teacher and teach them Young bucks. Lollll, probably after the first semester all your hair will fall off. Lolllll

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    A few of those are on my list as well! haha..

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    My vote is for number 10, but it's usually me that does it.
    If at First You Don't Succeed, Skydiving Is Not for You.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buford View Post
    Customers who hang of your shoulder.
    I find that they’ll give you some space by asking if they know their personal savior Jesus.
    AOP Rules: Rules For Equipment Owners.

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    There = not here. Their = possessive pronoun. They're = they are
    It's = contraction of it is. Its = the possessive form of it
    Too = also. To = expressing motion. Two = 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by buford View Post
    Customers who hang of your shoulder.
    Sometimes you want them there. It is easier to talk about other possible issues and upgrades. If you want to get rid of them tell them to do something at the thermostat even though you are controlling it from the unit. Or a good puff of nitrogen at an angle will get them to skidaddle.
    Signature removed Violated rule #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdean1 View Post
    I find that they’ll give you some space by asking if they know their personal savior Jesus.
    But what if it backfires?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Man View Post
    But what if it backfires?!
    Them you have a new friend! It does pay to asses them first.
    AOP Rules: Rules For Equipment Owners.

    Free online load calculator: http://www.loadcalc.net/


    There = not here. Their = possessive pronoun. They're = they are
    It's = contraction of it is. Its = the possessive form of it
    Too = also. To = expressing motion. Two = 2
    Then = after that, next. Than = indicates a comparison.
    Questions should end with a question mark "?" Statements end with a period "."

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