You've got to be a good trouble man, you must be able to figure out problems on the fly and never give up on the challenge,,,,Ever that will show as your working and all of a sudden you'll be in a service truck.How does some one go about this? Do companies hire trainees? Out do they mostly hire journey level?
Really? Where I started only the older guys with the experience and great trouble shooting skills got that gravy stuff .chicken steve said:It means service is where a lot of us started, some of us fairly green, where the companie(s) we worked for simply sent us out with little more than a clean shave and new uniforms Service is the biggest book/cover game going Hma ~CS~
Service work is great, if you have the right kind of mind for troubleshooting. Some do, some don't. I'll never understand guys who enjoy running conduit. My brother is the same way, nothing makes him happier than running a big rack of pipe. To each their own.running pipe and doing service work are the 2 things I dont get tired of, only because it is constantly different.
You lucked out Hma, lot of us were sent out w/o having that advantageReally? Where I started only the older guys with the experience and great trouble shooting skills got that gravy stuff .
Better than the slugging all day for sure.
I'm doing it all wrong!! What made me think a guy should know what he is doing ? Although now that you mention it , I do see a lot of 20 something dudes in service trucks. I just assumed"helpers" for the guy with all the knowledge . It wasn't all that easy to get the good service guys to teach me when I was young. They had the attitude that if I know what they know our boss wouldn't need them. I made a lot less coin !chicken steve said:You lucked out Hma, lot of us were sent out w/o having that advantage generally, the public was completely unaware ~CS~
Your company really sent out unqualified personel without having at least 1 person with experience? Did they go under?You lucked out Hma, lot of us were sent out w/o having that advantage
generally, the public was completely unaware
Lol, sorry steve, I re - read my post. I'm definetly a douchebag, still feel the same way though. Don't waste people's money, you weren't your company was if they sent u out alone. Plus you could have got hurt. We don't wanna see that happen.I don't feel the need to defend myself from something i didn't say Boston
What i will say is, my past was peppered with being involved in larger (by Vt standards) companies who , between contracts, used service calls to keep the help busy.
I learned there were a lot of apprentices , of every service trade, being kicked around in the field back then.....still that way too
Why? well the world might ask a lot of an EC walking into a large job, credentials, insurance, oversight bureaucracy(s) etc.
But the public rarely if ever asks, nor do these elements necessarily exist on service calls.
:whistling2O YOU PULL A PERMIT FOR EVERY SERV CALL?:whistling2:
That said....I'll let you get back to posting our trades hacks
That's right, it ain't always Joe Handyman, Bloody do gooder libtards ,or the Maint man ....