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Old 07-27-2011, 05:54 PM
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Why can't we be like elevator companies

So I'm looking at a couple of invoices from Otis Elevator on a stuck elevator bill. They charge drive time to and back by the hour.

Inv 1
9 hours labor
72.84 in parts
Total 1872.84

inv 2
7 hours labor
3 hours overtime
total 2285.00
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:56 PM
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Sold an add on last night to an elevator service tech.
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:05 PM
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Have you ever heard of a 5 year load test? Costs a buttload. You pay the contract for the year in advance and they bill a percentage of the load test every year so you are trapped. If you have to replace an old elevator on a 4 floor building? 150,000
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:34 PM
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Too bad they can't go to Home Depot and buy an Orbit elevator
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:51 PM
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True but we could do 5 year load of cr@p tests.
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:53 PM
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They r laying off people left and right. Good people.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:58 PM
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Have a buddy that works for Thyssen-Krupp elevators as a tech. I believe they are union too. Gets paid an azz load of money, gets tons of overtime even if he isn't really doing anything, I believe he gets paid either 3x or 4x if on call during a holiday even if he doesn't get called out. I'd rather earn my money.

Orbit elevator at HD, now that is a good one.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:01 PM
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Have a buddy that works for Thyssen-Krupp elevators as a tech. I believe they are union too. Gets paid an azz load of money, gets tons of overtime even if he isn't really doing anything, I believe he gets paid either 3x or 4x if on call during a holiday even if he doesn't get called out. I'd rather earn my money.
this coming from the guy going in for surgery.

i like earning money too, but if you paying me 4X my rate to eat turkey and watch football, come on... you'd be a fool.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:03 PM
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this coming from the guy going in for surgery.
Not sure how that relates to my post. Explain?
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:08 PM
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the elevator business has its ups & downs
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