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13-04-2007, 11:19 PM

I was always led to believe if you want the money then supermarket was the place to be.I just seen an advert for a A/C engineer paying over 16 per hour,I,m in the wrong game.:eek:

Regards bernard

13-04-2007, 11:51 PM
Don't all rush at once guys....

Where is it Bernard, inside that dreaded M25 ring?

13-04-2007, 11:52 PM
Hi Bernard,

I can only go on personal experience but i have been around a bit ( in a refrigeration capacity) :eek:

a/c work is well paid, but i found that while the basic is good there was very little overtime. Most offices close at the weekends and shops are too busy so its much more a 9 to 5 in this line.

Supermarkets on the other hand are 24 hours operations, and whilst the money is already good the overtime is better, and if you dont mind getting callred out at 2am for stupid jobs like lights out in a walk in then you are laughing.

if a young (not me), Single bloke with no commitments came to me and asked whats the best way to earn lots of money i would point him in the direction of a supermarket contractor everytime (city/Coldservice) etc

Hope this helps



14-04-2007, 12:30 AM

Brian the company is unknown as its advertised through a job agency however it is for the devon area.Raymond I have only been in the supermarket game for three years and in that time its changed.The dreaded parasence monitoring system that everyone thought was terrible,actually works.A lot of calls were generating from engineers fooling the system ,no more can this be done.I can,t speak for the company you mention but since parasence came on board my overtime has drastically reduced.Which keeps the hourly rate down because the people don,t sem to leave due to pressure.

Regards Bernard

14-04-2007, 09:27 AM
HI Bernard
on a parasence system you will not get called out until you get 5 cases with faults. you do not get called if only 1 goes off.

14-04-2007, 09:52 AM
Hi Bernard A/C engineers always get paid more than us as the end result is more noticeable to the end user, a case at hi temp is just that, but a office full of sweaty pepole will be more grateful and pay more.

14-04-2007, 06:46 PM
Learn to do both like a lot of us in london do, and the money gets even better if you are willing to do 60 hours a week.

14-04-2007, 07:08 PM

I personally would consider 60hrs a quiet week

Regards Bernard

14-04-2007, 08:14 PM
Hello Bernard.
You and me both,huh lightweights.Is most of yours travelling time.Who do you work for?It would be nice to know who the locals are.

14-04-2007, 08:44 PM

1 torr,I,ve sent you a private message,yes most is travelling, 5 hours round trip for 10 min job and all that.I don,t mind the driving I,ve become immune to it.

Regards Bernard