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    Good company

    Hi guys, I'm new to the industry and just started working in the field. What signs should I be looking for that would tell me that I am at a good company? Thank you.

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    May start asking at the parts house, they seem to know all the gossip.
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    If they pay you well and pay for good benefits. If they encourage and practice proper procedures in the field. Do they recover refrigerant? Do they have a log for refrigerant? Do you see people using nitrogen while brazing? Do they pull permits on installs? If they don't replace equipment without a repair option. Are meetings all about sales or about technical issues?
    These are just some examples but should show up pretty quickly to make a determination.

    Good luck.
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    Are you given the:

    Time to complete tasks or hurried to move on

    Assistance when needed or your on your own

    Offered training or do you have to beg

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    Do they offer technical training or is it all sales training?
    If I do a job in 30 minutes it's because I spent 30 years learning how to do that in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes.

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    Are you a add on to this Company or you replaced someone? Ask fellow Technicians ( non owners relatives, if they have any there ) how long have they been working for this company, if many say only a few short years, or are fairly new, IMO you may be working for a company with revolving doors.

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    Do you get paid commission or otherwise offered bonuses for selling parts or equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rider77 View Post
    Do you get paid commission or otherwise offered bonuses for selling parts or equipment.
    Does that make it good or bad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pageyjim View Post
    Does that make it good or bad?
    Not good in my opinion. If I wanted to sell I’d work for a car dealer. I want to fix things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rider77 View Post
    Not good in my opinion. If I wanted to sell Id work for a car dealer. I want to fix things.
    I have seen many a technician fix things that were better off replaced. A customer deserves options and to be educated, it is a good service tech that offers that to them. And a tech deserves to be compensated for their skills. They both are skills and many techs cannot do both well or even appreciate that fact.
    Correct me if I am wrong but aren't you a commercial tech? This is rarer in commercial applications and rightly so imo. Just because some companies abuse this aspect does not mean that all do and that it cannot be done right.
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    Paycheck doesn't bounce
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    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

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    Thanks guys, so many great questions to ask myself.

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    Can you post some answers.

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