Category: It’s Learning

98 degrees and 100% Stupidity

Commit these two truths to memory-

“Confidence without knowledge is dangerous”
and
“Knowing what you don’t know is power”

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I only work on….

    Zen’s thought of the day: “I only work on boilers” “I only work on chillers” “I only work on……”   Here’s what we have to say about the “I only work on” mindset- “Your an expert on one?

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The HVAC Technician’s Career Path Guide -Part 1

Once an HVAC technician, always a HVAC technician?

Don’t bet on it.

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I’ve been doing this for 20 years

HVAC technicians are quick to tell trainers “I’ve been doing this for 20 years” And, we’ve all heard the old sayings, “Work smarter, not harder”  Measure twice, cut once”  “There’s no reason to re-invent the wheel” “Don’t eat the yellow

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Twenty Years of Experience…One Year at a Time

There are 1st year HVAC technicians with 20 years of experience under their belt….and there are 20-year HVAC technicians who have 1 year’s experience under their belt….20 years in a row…don’t be that guy. Your time in the trade doesn’t mean

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The 5-Truck Hump

“You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.” – General James Mattis Why does it seem that new startups have trouble getting past

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Note to Apprentices: Don’t Be That Guy

The first year in the trade can be overwhelming; the fast pace, old-timer mechanics barking orders at you, and a seemingly psychotic boss that trusts you about as much as his teenage daughter’s boyfriend. You’re stuck in this stage of

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