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Hello to all my Electricians out there. Has anyone ever worked for or is currently employed with Mister Sparky? If so, how is their pay caculated for the service Technician? Give me your honesty opinion of the company. I'm thinking about signing on with the Southwest Florida franchise.

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Hello to all my Electricians out there. Has anyone ever worked for or is currently employed with Mister Sparky? If so, how is their pay caculated for the service Technician? Give me your honesty opinion of the company. I'm thinking about signing on with the Southwest Florida franchise.

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hi mr FB843, I don't know mr sparky.hopefully you will get someone who does here.

welcome to ET

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Thanks Nickson. Hey Chrisibew, I have heard this sales pitch about panel change outs that weren't needed. Hummm, well I guess just like other fields, it's all about the sales pitch. Lol

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if you need a job sign up and find out for yourself.most likely you'll be on commission and make you wear those booties.and probably roll out some sort of the red carpet so you don't mess up their floorbut if you need a job step on up
 

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I've never seen a franchisee assume any great biz leaps , the lions share usually being syphoned off.....

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Thanks Lep and CS. I'm currently employed in the Engineering field. I'm looking to step back into electrical work so, I was just wondering if they were a good company.

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if you need a job sign up and find out for yourself.most likely you'll be on commission and make you wear those booties.and probably roll out some sort of the red carpet so you don't mess up their floorbut if you need a job step on up
Nothing wrong with wearing booties. It shows customers you have respect for their home. It's a two dollar investment in customer relations.
 

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Thanks Lep and CS. I'm currently employed in the Engineering field. I'm looking to step back into electrical work so, I was just wondering if they were a good company.

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I don't know what kind of engineering field you are in but this type of Job a lot different kind of a diffrent twist.if you like people and being out and about then you'll like this job

it was me I'd stay in the engineering Job.so you have one vote against job change,

maybe start your own electrical company a little bit at a time
 

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Hello to all my Electricians out there. Has anyone ever worked for or is currently employed with Mister Sparky? If so, how is their pay caculated for the service Technician? Give me your honesty opinion of the company. I'm thinking about signing on with the Southwest Florida franchise.

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Hello FB Welcome aboard:thumbup:

Working for Mister Sparky you will learn how to sell the job on the fly for top dollar, learn all that you can while you are there and strive to be the best, you will be paid well because that is what they sell, they must have electricians that they can trust and are happy to work for them.

What you will be learning will give you the keys to open your own shop some day and you will do much better than any of the guys who open shops without the experience you will pick up working for them.

Good luck and feel free to start threads about your work.:)
 

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Nothing wrong with wearing booties. It shows customers you have respect for their home. It's a two dollar investment in customer relations.
is that what you call booty duty:laughing:
 

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No :censored:'in way am I wearing those pink breast awareness booties......:laughing:~CS~
 

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I have never heard of mr sparky, but recently I received a letter offering me a job at home with mr electric. The sales pitch was the standard, " looking for the best and brightest, blah blah blah". But one thing stood out to me. They offer classes on maximizing up charges ( my opinion ) and paying the employees commission on them. It seems to me this is a very dishonest business practice meant to prey on people who don't know much about electricity and scare them into paying for more services than they really need. To me this unscrupulous behavior makes us all look bad, I've seen tv shows where they call in service companies to troubleshoot very simple repairs and wait to see who is gonna take advantage. I would be wary of any company that is solely profit driven, what ever happened to providing a service to your community at a fair price? BTW- my sincerest condolences to those who have lost loved ones to any form of cancer.
 

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It's like anything, it's what you make of it. They're a high up-sale sales driven co. If you're into selling additional services that may or may not be needed then you'll like it.
 

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I have never heard of mr sparky, but recently I received a letter offering me a job at home with mr electric. The sales pitch was the standard, " looking for the best and brightest, blah blah blah". But one thing stood out to me. They offer classes on maximizing up charges ( my opinion ) and paying the employees commission on them. It seems to me this is a very dishonest business practice meant to prey on people who don't know much about electricity and scare them into paying for more services than they really need. To me this unscrupulous behavior makes us all look bad, I've seen tv shows where they call in service companies to troubleshoot very simple repairs and wait to see who is gonna take advantage. I would be wary of any company that is solely profit driven, what ever happened to providing a service to your community at a fair price? BTW- my sincerest condolences to those who have lost loved ones to any form of cancer.
There are some very dishonest companies out there, but you can't group everybody in the same boat. There is a huge difference between telling a customer what they need (while knowing full well they don't), and offering a customer options of upgrades. If offering a dimmer on a chandelier is "unscrupulous," as you say, I'm a dirt bag
 

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I hope the guy takes the job and comes back and puts the Chicken Steve's of this place out of the business of piping up over something they actually don't really have any true real idea about. On the other hand, I also think Harry just made up that post although it was a pretty good one.....:thumbsup:











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They follow sales formulas and, in my opinion, sales formulas are for losers. Sure, they maximize profit but do nothing to promote referrals and customer goodwill. Often a customer will buy the extra just to get rid of the guy.
 

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I I would be wary of any company that is solely profit driven, what ever happened to providing a service to your community at a fair price? BTW- my sincerest condolences to those who have lost loved ones to any form of cancer.

I would think most to all companies are profit driven, no profit equals OUT OF BUSINESS.

I understand your point but as noted there is a difference between up selling a customer something they can use.

It is one thing

To the home owner, you have a two wire ungrounded receptacles I can install a GFCI and offer a higher level of protection.

You know if you installed LEDs you could see a savings in your utility bill.

Compared to,

Hey Harry home owner after changing that light bulb I noticed that your wiring is dangerous and the whole house needs to be rewired.

Home owner-But sir your company rewired my house last year after changing that same light bulb
 

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Hey guys thanks for all the input. I'm sure they are a profit driven company. They seem to have their sales pitch and maximizing profits down to a science. I do want to start my own company one day, so I'm sure Mister Sparky will give me a ton a insight on the service side of this amazing field. I will keep you guys posted and thanks again everyone. This Electrician talk forum is awsome!

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