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Offline Yodog

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A&E or SEARS
« on: February 27, 2013, 08:31:15 PM »
I just had an Interview with Sears, if I get hired I'll be driving an A&E van.
Is working for A&E as bad as working for Sears?
If I get the Job should I not take it, since I'm on Unemployment Benifits and have some possibilties for other Employment, working with Electronics. In a winery,other appliance company,production work.
In two weeks I'll have a basic Electronics certificate.

Offline LowSL2

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Re: A&E or SEARS
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2013, 12:26:27 AM »
Long hours, horrible routes, low pay, ridiculous expectations from management, unattainable sales goals, angry customers, confusing work schedules, i could go on.

Dont do it unless you are desperate for money.

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Offline niobrara

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Re: A&E or SEARS
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2013, 07:27:31 AM »
Take the job, you will get to work on a lot of different brands in a short time and if you dont like it ??? You will have experience for your next job, if you like working on appliances . The industry is great ,its just some companys are better to work for than others.

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Re: A&E or SEARS
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2013, 08:23:28 PM »
Neither, your young, electrician sounds good for you, you will be happier.

Offline andersenappliance

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Re: A&E or SEARS
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 11:12:12 PM »
Hi Yodog,

I took the liberty of looking into your profile, 'cause I thought we'd hit on an option for a security company for you as well.  I was right.

You are just starting out, and so, $ears/AandE would not hurt you.  In three months, you'll have the experience that I've gained in two years just starting out on my own. 

I still think locksmith with electronics is a to notch idea, but if you go appliance, and live in wine country, you MUST look into the equipment that they use for wine (and beer).  It is very similar to the stuff we get in appliances.  Fermenters, Chillers, Filters, Pumps, etc.  You could get some bucks if you could work on those items.

You can take the job w/ $ears.  Get all the training you can, and copy all the manuals you can get a hold of.  If you don't like it, you can bail.  they will have no more loyalty to you than can be justified by their profits.  Unfortunately that is the way it works these days.

The down side to taking a job is that if you stay for less than two years, you may not have learned everything they might teach you, and your next employer may not like the short stay.  On the other hand, if you go out on your own, you can't get hired after that either.

That is why I am not working for $ears in the Napa Valley.    ::)

Offline Yodog

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Re: A&E or SEARS
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2013, 08:25:28 PM »
I've worked as an Electrician, the money is good, But most of the guys hate it. Construction sucks. Working at a winery is okay. Winery Maintenance techicians make around $30hr, plus good benifits. A winery is coming to my class to talk about work prospects. Not sure about the Security company coming to the class anymore.

Offline andersenappliance

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Re: A&E or SEARS
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2013, 02:54:32 PM »
I was thinking electronics related to locksmith.  Working as an electrician would not be too bad.  But go out on you own.  You can get a lot done without a contractor's license. 

People pay electricians to install light switches and ceiling fans!  You could get quite a bit of that done.  Most of your basic electrician work as an independent would fall under the $500 threshold.  And after a couple years & some study, you can get your license.

Wiring for a stove or dryer, changing a circuit breaker or adding a new circuit is easy, but can bring you some reasonable money.

There is lots you can do, if you want to go out on your own.

Getting a paycheck from someone else has its benefits as well....

Offline Preferred Appliance

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Re: A&E or SEARS
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2013, 09:28:29 PM »
RUN....Dont walk...RUN! Sears/AE doesnt even offer training unless u consider watching it in dvd format on u cpu.

Offline athlon1

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Re: A&E or SEARS
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2013, 11:08:48 PM »
Yodog,

Stay away from them! I was in the same position as you are when I started, take my advice and go something else!

 

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