View Poll Results: Years Servicing Office Equipment

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  • 1-3 Years

    46 6.60%
  • 3-6 Years

    41 5.88%
  • 6-10 Years

    66 9.47%
  • 10-15 Years

    103 14.78%
  • 15-20 Years

    93 13.34%
  • 20-30 Years

    220 31.56%
  • 30 + Years

    128 18.36%
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  1. #271
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    How Long Servicing Office Equipment

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    Re: How Long Servicing Office Equipment

    1991: Started making copies on a Xerox 7000 and a Xerox 3600.
    1994: Started servicing Canon NP and CLC series copiers, and then all I could put my hands on, Ricoh, Minolta, Kyocera, HP, Brother...

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    Re: How Long Servicing Office Equipment

    32 Years...too F-ing long

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    Cool Re: How Long Servicing Office Equipment

    32 years next month
    just sold my own business i built up from scratch -- after 22 years
    built it up to be desirable
    took some serious cash and still working for the wife to have health insurance
    until... next year when I jump ship to retirement and move the heck away from the west coast liberals
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    Re: How Long Servicing Office Equipment

    Coming up on 20 years. Field Supervisor now. Don't think I'd still be doing it if I had to be out in the field every single day, all day. Now it's just when we are really busy or there is some real pain ITA problem. That's enough for me. While it's been a decent job for me I would NOT advise any young people to get into it.

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    Forty five years and still kicking. Started in 1974 servicing IBM Selectric then IBM copier 1. Only 1 red flag on Copytechnet to date. Had six bypass operation and still servicing every day. Work to you die.

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    Re: How Long Servicing Office Equipment

    I didn't know this thread was still going. I think I may have posted to it a year or so ago, but decided to make another entry anyway. I've been a copier tech for over 51 years. Started with Xerox in September 1968 on the first Monday out of the Army. I owned my own business for about 12 years in the 1980s, but didn't like the pressure of making payroll and the California regulations. Sold it and went to work for Bay Microfilm in the California Bay area. I was servicing Canon Micrographic equipment. They needed someone in the Valley to work part time. I agreed. In six month I was back to full time work. At first I was taking two or three service calls per day. But the business was dying in the central valley. After about 7 years I was only getting 2 or 3 service call every two weeks. So the inevitable happened. I was offered a job with them in the Sacramento area or the Bay area. I did not want to live in those areas. So I voluntarily resigned. I moved to the California Mojave Desert to be closer to my grandsons. It wasn't long before a Ricoh dealership heard that I was in the area and they offered me a job. That was in 2004, and I'm still working for them. Good people and a great company. I can't imagine leaving them. However, at 74 years old I am getting tired. I asked to go to part time and they agreed. So now I work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only. After 51 years, I still love working on these machines.

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    Re: How Long Servicing Office Equipment

    I've been servicing office machines since early 70's. I've seen and serviced them all, from the pink and white sheet fed 3M machines ,to the ones on the market currently. It's been fun. Took part time retirement starting 2020.

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