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tommytech

commercial appliance techs - advice requested

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Need appliance parts? Call 877-803-7957 now!

You can double or maybe triple your repair rates.

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I would be working for an established co,willing to train me,hourly wage is about $5 more an hour

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Go for it.

Further your knowledge.

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If they're willing to train you on the commercial side I would say it's worth trying and gaining that knowledge. 

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I'm no expert, but rather than dealing with residents, etc ..

I'd rather deal with business owners / managers ...

They may have more money

They may be in more of a hurry ($$$)  to

"fix the fridge, my meat will spoil"

"fix the air conditioning system, my customers are getting angry"

etc ..

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Thanks for the advice,been kinda bored for awhile now in residential-maybe change is what's needed...

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I do about 80% residential ........ 15% commercial/restaurants......and 5%  coin-op laundromats..........The comm/rest. they do not complain about the bill.............They want it fixed, now..... Reg is correct on a few items......Frozen steaks and sea food is expensive to throw out if spoiled............An oven is an oven and refrigeration is refrigeration...........Just bigger......Most of it is plain simple stuff...................................But, I hate having to work around the deep fryers/ ovens during business hours......

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Ok,I'M gonna roll the dice

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accepted a generous offer in commercial repair.

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Been at it a few weeks now,HUGE learning curve,but so far all is well.never realized there were so many different appliances ,like cream dispensers,b.i.m's ,lots of 3 phase

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...  like cream dispensers,b.i.m's ,lots of 3 phase

$$$  :thumbsup:

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$ indeed ! Should of done this years ago..

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I am a commercial service tech by employment and do residential on my own time. I got started in the industry as residential with GE then moved to a commercial only company. I love the money commercial pays and it is a good fit for me. However, residential is much easier in my opinion. Commercial pays better because the repairs are so much more expensive. People repair $20K dollar ovens and $400K dishwasher, they don't blink at a $1K repair. I average 122 completed calls per month with an average of $44K billed. Residential..... well I rarely right a $1k bill without the customer gasping for air.

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