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Offline RAH52

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Remember these
« on: July 29, 2013, 06:12:22 PM »
Any of you "old" maytag guys remember these.Doing red carpet service was very prestious back in the day .I seem to recall being able to add a premium to the warranty rate .Lots of rules to follow but we got better training out of it .This was before  cell phones ,internet computers etc etc .Some days I miss the old times ,but if you always look to the past the future will pass you by .

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Re: Remember these
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 07:35:48 PM »
Boy do I miss those. I tried to get some "missed you" tags like those made up and no one will do it. Also a "technician working inside" for apartments so you don't get shot by a tenant.

Offline RAH52

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Re: Remember these
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 07:56:28 PM »
Luckily I live and work in a rural area ,the largest town being about 60,000 people .The crime rate is pretty low .Not to say there aren,t some bad a$$es around .I've often wondered how calls are handled in the seedy neighbourhoods of large cities .Do techs go out together or do you just refuse the call and don't go .Glad I don't have to deal with those kind of issues .

Offline Bailey

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Re: Remember these
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 09:03:53 PM »
My first toolbox as a professional was a white Red Carpet Service one. I still use my squirt bottle of cleaner with the logo on it.

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Re: Remember these
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 09:44:18 PM »
I still use my Red Carpet Pad for my call book so I don't scratch the counter tops or machines. Still have a couple of shirts as well. Great while it lasted!

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Re: Remember these
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 11:16:14 PM »
I've often wondered how calls are handled in the seedy neighbourhoods of large cities .Do techs go out together or do you just refuse the call and don't go .Glad I don't have to deal with those kind of issues .

I usually refuse to go. There are some areas of Oakland that are really bad. I'll call routing and tell them to take the call off. If they don't, I reschedule it and move on. I don't get paid enough to get shot at.

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Offline wildimaginations

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Re: Remember these
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 08:19:32 AM »
When I used to work for Sears, I would go anywhere they send me.  The worser the neighborhood,  the more interesting.  I never worried about getting attacked.  Just more worried about the van getting stolen or robbed.  I would still go out to those interesting places but try to do them in the mornings while most of the bad people are still sleeping from late muggings and robberies.  But since I'm so expensive to hire, I mostly stay put in my area of high income customers.
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Re: Remember these
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 08:44:09 AM »
My meaning was to be shot by a tenant thinking they were being robbed.

Offline dab147315

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Re: Remember these
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 08:29:00 AM »
When i work for G.E in miami.fla.They were radio dispatch and if you went to a area that was bad you would just call them up on the radio and say bad area i am not going in there and there would be no problem.They would just give you another call.Some of those areas were very bad.There were trucks broken into and everything gone in 5 minutes with the truck lock.

Offline andersenappliance

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Re: Remember these
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2013, 01:31:18 PM »
That's pretty bad.  One of the reasons I'm not working big city.  Always lock my truck, too.  When I get some money, I'm either gonna re-insure it to the hilt, or go get some customer lock work done - solenoids, alarm that beeps to my phone, etc.  Depends upon what is cheaper/better.

I think that crime will get worse.

I'm not sure if I like the "I missed you." tag.  Or, if I had one made, it might say something like:

"I'm sorry we missed you, you inconsiderate lowlife.  WTF!  You still owe me my service call, 'cause I was here.  You'll hear from a collection agency if you don't pay.  If you'd like to reschedule, pay my service call, then we'll talk about it."

How would that work out?  ;D