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Offline Repair-man

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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2008, 06:13:05 AM »
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Chic, I am not picking on you, per se. I don't mean to be overcritical, but if we are to pass ourselves off as technicians, which implies that we have knowledge above and beyond that of 'regular people', we should at least be able to write intelligently even if it takes a spell checker to make it appear so. It's hard for a visitor to take you seriously if you can't spell your own occupation. We are proud of our abilities, and should convey our professionalism in every correspondence.

(Sorry, my mother was an English teacher all her life, so this was hammered into me early on :)

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Re: starting my new carrer next week.
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2008, 09:12:57 AM »
wow cool
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Re: starting my new carrer next week.
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2009, 10:45:47 PM »
chic,

How's it going?
You still repairing appliances?

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Re: starting my new career next week.
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2009, 09:24:46 AM »
Yes AJ,I am finally easing into all that i have to do besides repairing.It took me awhile to get the hang of all that is involved.I quit worrying about how many jobs i had to get to,and started taking care of 1 at a time.my #s were bad in oct,nov,but now Iam doing very good ,numbers are up.I still have a problem on how they push us and how they want us to be salesmen!!! I just want to be a technician!!! Iam doing my best to multi task for jobs sake.I am learning a lot on the job +on this site.
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Re: starting my new carrer next week.
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2009, 09:49:36 AM »
 :) I worked for a Commercial Kitchen Equipment Repair Company and they use to drive me nuts about selling. :o
Sorry, but I was trained to be a repairman I told the owner.
Payday they gave me the "pink-slip" and explain that in order for them to make a profit I had to cover my weekly salary every day. ??? This meant selling unnecessary repairs. Basically lying to the customer. :tickedoff:
It was then that I went on my own and teaching the trade the right way.  O0
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Re: starting my new carrer next week.
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2009, 10:17:03 AM »
That's great to hear chic. 
Keep up the good work. O0

@ Icehouse

I know just what you mean.

There has been more then one time that I was sent out to install a new appliance and had been asked about what could be wrong with the old one by the home owner once I got to the house.

A few times I simply repaired the old appliance and returned to the shop with the new one in the truck.

This would tick the boss off, but the customers would be very happy and return to the shop time after time when they needed other repairs done.

You need to keep the customers happy and selling them stuff they don't need is not the way to do it.


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Re: starting my new carrer next week.
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2010, 03:31:14 AM »
Hey chic,

How have things been going?
Been a long time. You still in the appliance repair business?

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Re: starting my new carrer next week.
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2010, 10:30:01 AM »
Yes still working in the appliance Field but for my self.I had to get out of sears,only lasted a year and 9 months there(and that was too long)I work full time in a copper foundry(better money than a&e)I like the hours 5am to 1,leaves me time to run service calls.I appreciate you guys checking up on me . I cruise the site for all the info i can get,so keep up the good work!
                                     
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Re: starting my new carrer next week.
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2010, 11:39:20 AM »
Good to hear from you chic. That's to bad that things did not work out for you at Sears, but it sounds like things turned out for the best.

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Re: starting my new carrer next week.
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2010, 05:44:05 PM »
Chic I tried to learn computers so Sears call center would hire me. They didn't want a parts sales people. They just want folks to sell add-ons and extended warranties. I wasn't polished enough fer em. Imagine that :D
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About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
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