DAMN! I need to get caught up! Last night I was attending a field service
seminar on a/c service. There were at least 100 technicians in attendance
when I heard two service techs talking across the table from me. They were
talking about the wages they receive. They both get $50 an hour.....as
employee's wages. I said "WHAT??", and they looked at me and said "That's
right!". We've got over 10 years experience in the field and we earn our
wages. Then they asked me how many years have I been in the field and if I
was at least getting the same. I sat back in my chair dazed and realizing
that $3.39 for a gallon of gasoline might not be so bad after all. Then I
snapped out of it when I remembered that a two-bedroom hovel here in Los
Angeles cost over a half-million dollars
You probably got your chain yanked.
$27.46 in 2005 was at the high end of the scale at 90%
Median hourly earnings of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigera-
tion mechanics and installers were $17.43 in May 2004. The middle
50 percent earned between $13.51 and $22.21 an hour. The lowest 10
percent earned less than $10.88, and the top 10 percent earned more
than $27.11. - from http://www.bls.gov/oco/reprints/ocor016.pdf
Union "package" around here is around $46
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