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  1. #14
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    Time of year probably has something to do with it , haven't heard of any restrictions in Michigan yet but regardless I have several customers with breathing issues I will service their ac if needed they can arrest me if they choose to

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    In PA, comfort cooling and heat is considered non-essential.

    We do all commercial, and the stores have been ordered closed. We don't have any supermarkets or drugstores.
    Many of the contractors I sell to are currently working in schools, hospitals, supermarkets, drug manufacturers, food and goods processing, villages, and the such. All service/maintenance has been stopped at O'hare Airport, unless it's an emergency. Some school districts are getting a lot of work done now that the kids are off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    In PA, comfort cooling and heat is considered non-essential.

    We do all commercial, and the stores have been ordered closed. We don't have any supermarkets or drugstores.
    I don't believe that is the case.


    https://www.scribd.com/document/4525...-March-20-2020

    I would think we would be under repair and maintenance and they are allowed to be open for homeowners. Look to the category near the end of the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad View Post
    consider moon-lighting as a package handler?
    Whoa whoa whoa........what are your trying to say here Dad?

    And I am sure the wage should be way higher than 17 per hour....

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    17 is much better than zero is what I'm saying.

    So... are we too proud to take a temp job to fill in the missing rent or groceries? I'm not. When times were slim I've filled in as a temp warehouse worker for $6 an hour early in my career. I would like to think everyone has that same ethic to provide for their families... just have to be smart about it.

    Delivering is a relatively safe task with a few precautions however working in a warehouse can be too again with the right precautions...

    We can always get back to business when the phones start ringing... maybe even start a local marketing campaign with deals to get in the door? Time to clean units anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad View Post
    17 is much better than zero is what I'm saying.

    So... are we too proud to take a temp job to fill in the missing rent or groceries? I'm not. When times were slim I've filled in as a temp warehouse worker for $6 an hour early in my career. I would like to think everyone has that same ethic to provide for their families... just have to be smart about it.

    Delivering is a relatively safe task with a few precautions however working in a warehouse can be too again with the right precautions...

    We can always get back to business when the phones start ringing... maybe even start a local marketing campaign with deals to get in the door? Time to clean units anyway.
    It's okay....I think my attempt at humor was missed.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BALloyd View Post
    It's okay....I think my attempt at humor was missed.....

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    It was noted and appreciated.

    How you guys going on the coast? All but a standstill here. Company laid a considerable number of people off due to a shutdown of large construction jobs. I've got a couple smaller ones ticking along... But I suspect that won't be for much longer.

    High risk/sensitive sites now require additional paperwork and protocols to be completed. Emergency repairs only, no preventative.

    When I went to supply house yesterday, they said I was one of the very very few people that came to the door... And they would rather I didn't. Phone in orders preferred, pickup outside.

    Interesting times. Best to just nuke this thing, imo. Get it done and then get going again. It'll be busy playing catch up when businesses start turning the lights back on. Assuming businesses survive... Leave any political discussion of that to other threads.

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    I love my customers (which reminds me: I should have taken pictures of yesterday's OMFG!!! work site scenery! <g>) and when they call with an issue I go and resolve it for them. Exactly as I always have.

    I am not sick, and not going to get sick - and even if I somehow do; I will quickly knock the sh!t out of whatever it is and then get back to work.

    One thing I started doing recently is asking, the Minute I get there is: "Can I possibly wash my hands?"

    It more of a trick though - to make them feel like I'm making a special effort. <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad View Post
    This should be an interesting topic.


    Corona Virus - What is the impact on contractors and their businesses, how are you dealing with their customers, what new procedures are you putting in place, what additional training are you giving your employees, what actual new tactics are you using to keep your shops running?

    What are you doing to project your customers, employees and ultimately your business?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    I love my customers (which reminds me: I should have taken pictures of yesterday's OMFG!!! work site scenery! <g>) and when they call with an issue I go and resolve it for them. Exactly as I always have.

    I am not sick, and not going to get sick - and even if I somehow do; I will quickly knock the sh!t out of whatever it is and then get back to work.

    One thing I started doing recently is asking, the Minute I get there is: "Can I possibly wash my hands?"

    It more of a trick though - to make them feel like I'm making a special effort. <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by pageyjim View Post
    I don't believe that is the case.


    https://www.scribd.com/document/4525...-March-20-2020

    I would think we would be under repair and maintenance and they are allowed to be open for homeowners. Look to the category near the end of the list.
    It is by default.

    We were told what IS essential, and we are not in that list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    It is by default.

    We were told what IS essential, and we are not in that list.

    Love to see what you are talking about. I provided a list of what was allowed to be open and what was supposed to close. Seems clear to me that home heating and ac repair is on that list.

    The following link lists heating and ac is ok to be open and is also not listed as it needs to be closed.

    https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/0...-to-close.html

    The following are considered life-sustaining businesses that are permitted to remain open under the governor’s order.

    Ventilation, heating, air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration manufacturing
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