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Old 05-13-2013, 02:39 PM   #1
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I quit my last hvac company last Wednesday or tried to. He let me go Friday morning after me telling him on Wednesday that it wasn't going to work but him wanting me to stick around and try.

Long and short of the issue at hand was me sub contract in my truck and him expecting me to drive 45 miles one way to pick up parts. That is not what I was hired to do, not at all, and I said no to that. It went downhill fast after that.

Anyways, today I got this. No more driving my truck into the ground for anyone.

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Old 05-13-2013, 02:55 PM   #2
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that's awesome mate. Good for you for standing your ground

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Old 05-13-2013, 03:12 PM   #3
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He didn't like me standing my ground one bit. And what really gets me about that situation is he himself put a control board on will call at Carrier to which I went to go pick up and upon recognition of cost of board (outside of my time and diesel fuel going to the supply house to get it) he decides he doesn't want to pay that much and wants me to go to the office 45 miles away to pick it up as he happened to have one laying around, then drive 45 miles back and install it. All for what? I don't think I would've even made $80.00 on that call. Screw that.

He wasn't helping me with gas (diesel) and when I asked about if he'd possibly help with my truck if and when she breaks down, would he help to which he straight up said, "No."

Then good luck and best wishes, I'm outta here!

Feels good to have a company truck. Gas card, very, very good hourly rate plus commission, 401k, medical, dental, continuing education, tool allowance, etc, etc..

feels good.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:19 PM   #4
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Glad to hear that. Never understood why people are not willing to reimburse for expenses. Either that or bump up the hourly to cover them. It's a cost of doing business and its not the employee's responsibility to pay those costs.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:55 PM   #5
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as a sub I pay for my own gas so I have to look out for it. I was hired to handle my side of town, was supposed to be able to go to a supply house close by and pick up parts, not spend $20 in gas and two hours of my time driving all over God's creation hunting them down. That's my gas and my time to save him, well, nothing really. He paid the full price for that board somewhere at one time. He could very well have held on to it and used it up there.

My last company bought me my truck and then this guy wouldn't help me repair it as needed in the event it does need it,working for him, making him money? And I even asked on a loan basis where I would pay it back in full, not a truck maintenance allowance or anything. He said no.

That really jived my mojo.

Just last week he told me I was his top sales guy, bringing in the most non covered profit, and then this.
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Congrats on the new paycheck and the new company truck.

You mentioned "your side of town". Just curious on how far outside of Houston you go?
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Congrats on the new paycheck and the new company truck.

You mentioned "your side of town". Just curious on how far outside of Houston you go?
Company is in the Woodlands. I was hired for Houston and Katy but both stretch very far. Farthest south I've been was 288 and Binz, done a lot of work in downtown Houston through Katy, Cypress and Tomball.
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Company is in the Woodlands. I was hired for Houston and Katy but both stretch very far. Farthest south I've been was 288 and Binz, done a lot of work in downtown Houston through Katy, Cypress and Tomball.
Yeah, you definitely need a company truck for that driving. Good luck with the new job. Hope it works out better than the previous ones.
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Congrats on the new job. Nice truck.
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Congrats on the new job. Nice truck.
thanks bt. it is nice, isn't it. I sure hope it's a v8 or I'm outta there!! although it has already been assigned to me on the day I got hired and filled out paperwork at the office i still need to go and pick it up as i had to take and pass drug test (i did, of course) BUT....





















































... I received another offer from another company today, a much bigger company with more power behind them. I went on one interview today, like a buffer interview I guess, and I'll be meeting with the owner hopefully tomorrow to discuss the possibilities. Hourly, salary plus commission and how much percentage, etc.

I'd get a Chevy or GMC service van, an i-phone, company credit card, tablet (both companies are paperless) as well as benefits.

Let the games begin!
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Ah, so you'll be a full time employee, and not a sub anymore.
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Ah, so you'll be a full time employee, and not a sub anymore.
yup, that was the whole point, to save my truck for myself. it's just now who will pay me more and offer more benefits, training, etc. this second company is an Airtime 500 or 5000 company, whatever that means. I need to look into it further but he took the entire company to Vegas for training a few months ago. that's kind of what I was looking for.

The more a company invests in their employees the less likely they are to let them go, such as in the Winter time as many do down here, as they become more and more valuable.
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Hope you like "up selling" on every service call.
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Hope you like "up selling" on every service call.
you talking about the Airtime 500 company, right? Yeah, I know. What I'm used to doing is cleaning coils and selling and installing float switches along with the diagnostics and repairs.

What's good about the first company, the truck pictured, is they do both home warranty and retail, maybe 70/30, but at least on all retail calls I can sell equipment as needed if a piece needs to be killed and make money. Plus they offer 5 year financing so selling becomes really easy. Heck a five ton complete can come out to $133 and change per month (we briefly went over the logistics of a system in five year financing) of which a homeowner will save near that much per month on their electric bill on the 16 and 18 seer equipment they (we?) offer.

That's the sale right there, monkies in the bank.
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You sold me at "continuing education"
Really is nice when a employer is willing to invest into your education and become a better employee.

When the employer steps up and starts offering continuing education, they are taking a gamble on the employee, they really do want to be the best.
yup yup, that is who I want to work for. Assuming I do not work for myself.

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