You may not be taking into account: The compressor is really loud, the vent
motor on the furnace is going out (another $200+ repair if I do it myself),
and the probablity it is an inside coil leak is very high. I will get the
guy to check where the leak is though and get an estimate on repair. I think
I've learned at least that much here. ;-) The guy from Airco (the mechanical
engineer) actually suggested I get it repaired. Pretty honest guy. He said I
got screwed on the price of R22 too.
Sorry Olddog but you and the M.E. dont have the slightest clue about
running a hvac repair business. Im sorry to hear that.
Try it some time. Start up your own business in this field and come
back and tell me what you are charging for a call. Id bet you dont
make it 6 months.
I doubt I would here. Way too much competition, but I wouldn't sell my
business skills short. I ran a very profitable A/R dept for 11 years until I
got sick of dealing with the state of New Mexico. If all the techs are
Pre-Madonna's I wouldn't want to run a HVAC business. I prefer to work with
professionals. But to each their own.
It's funny; the HVAC people I've actually met, for the most part, are quite
civil. Here they hide behind their computers and spit out obsinities and
That really bugs you that I have a BBA? To tell you the truth it's not that
much good to me now. I don't use it and I have no desire to go back into the
business world. Hell, if I do go back to work it will probably something
simple with no stress. Like HVAC. LOL. Just kidding. Seriously I'll probably
look for the lowest stress job I can find. I don't handle stress very well
anymore. I also need a job where I'm active because of my blood pressure.
Basically the BBA was my wife's idea and we both kind of regret it now.
Fortunately, we're comfortable and have our future pretty well secured. I
tried to go back to school a few years ago to get my MBA but I'm too old
now. I can't handle the stress anymore.
BTW: the only reason I mentioned I have a BBA is someone said "I obviously
wasn't a business major." I thought it was funny.
It really doesn't reflect on my business knowledge other than I know how to
The BBA is just a paper that can open some doors. At my age employers are
looking more at actual experience. The degree means almost nothing now.
Funny, when I graduated I though the world would be my oyster. Far from it.
It's been a struggle ever since. If I had it to do over I would of insisted
on going into another field. When I was in school I always liked the
electives better than the core courses.
Try working with the "likes" of customers like you seven days a week
for a year and you'll quickly understand.
Now go get your asbestos under panties on. I wouldnt want you to get
violated anymore than you already have.
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