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    Re: Salary inquiry

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    I used to have customers ask how a I could squat down on the floor to work on machines. Getting down was no problem. Getting back up was the problem.

    I am 320 pounds and I work on copiers all day long. I struggle big time whenever I have to kneel down to replace feed rollers and other parts that are positioned in the lower section of the machine. Getting up is also hard for me.

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    Re: Salary inquiry

    Quote Originally Posted by kleankopy View Post
    As an owner of a small business, I have learned its way cheaper in long run to pay good if you have good employees you can trust. I have a tech now that I hired in 2016 that hit 6 figures last year with bonuses so hopefully, he is not going anywhere, or I will need a Ricoh Production Tech.

    Geez, how much are you paying him exactly if you don't mind me asking? My boss pays our head technician $30 plus an hour plus health insurance. He is our best technician and us rookie techs rely on him for technical support. Be mindful, we do everything at work such as toner delivery, machine set up and installations, decommission device removal, device relocations, IT services, parts ordering, Toner stocking, parts stocking, used parts scavenging from dead machines, and etc...we are a small mom and pops dealer.

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    Re: Salary inquiry

    Quote Originally Posted by Copier Mechanic View Post
    Geez, how much are you paying him exactly if you don't mind me asking? My boss pays our head technician $30 plus an hour plus health insurance. He is our best technician and us rookie techs rely on him for technical support. Be mindful, we do everything at work such as toner delivery, machine set up and installations, decommission device removal, device relocations, IT services, parts ordering, Toner stocking, parts stocking, used parts scavenging from dead machines, and etc...we are a small mom and pops dealer.
    WHo is it that you work for here in Hell, I mean Bakersfield?

    God Bless Bakersfield !!!!!!

    >
    Dear Diary:

    May 30
    Just moved to Bakersfield...Now this is a town that knows how to live. Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings. What a place. Watched the sunset from a park lying on a blanket. It was beautiful. I've finally found my home. I love it here.

    June 14
    Really heating up. Got to 100 today. Not a problem. Live in an air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun everyday like this. I'm turning into a sun worshiper.

    June 30
    Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today. Lots of cactus and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing lawns for me. Another scorcher today, but I love it here.

    July 10
    The temperature hasn't been below 100 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat? At least it's kind of windy though. But getting used to the heat is taking longer than I expected.

    July 15
    Fell asleep by the pool. Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body. Missed 3 days of work. What a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though. Got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.

    July 20th
    I didnít see Fluffy the cat sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By the time I got to the hot car for lunch, Fluffy had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and stank up the $2,000. leather upholstery. I told the kids that she ran away. The car now smells like Kibbles and shits. I learned my lesson though. No more pets in this heat.

    July 25
    The hot breeze sucks. It feels like a giant freaking blow dryer! And it's hot as hell. The home air-conditioner is on the fritz and the AC repairman charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.

    July 30
    Been sleeping outside by the pool for 3 nights now. $1,500 in damn house payments and we can't even go inside. Why did I ever come here?

    Aug 4
    It's 115 degrees. Finally got the air-conditioner fixed today. It cost $500 and gets the temperature down to 85. Stupid repairman pissed in my pool. I hate this stupid town.

    Aug 8
    If another wise ass cracks, "Hot enough for you today?", I'm going to strangle him. Damn heat. By the time I get to work the radiator is boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet and I smell like baked cat!!!

    Aug 9
    Tried to run some errands after work. Wore shorts and sat on the black leather seats in the ol' car. I thought my ass was on fire. I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs and ass. Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried ass and baked cat.


    Aug 10
    The weather report might as well be a damn recording. Hot and sunny, Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. It's been too hot to do shit for 2 damn months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Doesn't it ever rain in this damn town?? Water rationing will be next so might $1700. worth of cactus just dry up and blow away into the damn pool. Even the cactus can't live in this damn heat.

    Aug 14
    WELCOME TO HELL!!!! Temperature got to 115 today. Forgot to crack the window and blew the damn windshield out of the car. the installer came to fix it and said, "Hot enough for you today?" My wife had to spend the $1500 house payment to bail me out of jail. Freaking Bakersfield. What kind of a sick demented idiot would want to live here???

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    Re: Salary inquiry

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    WHo is it that you work for here in Hell, I mean Bakersfield?

    God Bless Bakersfield !!!!!!

    >
    Dear Diary:

    May 30
    Just moved to Bakersfield...Now this is a town that knows how to live. Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings. What a place. Watched the sunset from a park lying on a blanket. It was beautiful. I've finally found my home. I love it here.

    June 14
    Really heating up. Got to 100 today. Not a problem. Live in an air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun everyday like this. I'm turning into a sun worshiper.

    June 30
    Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today. Lots of cactus and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing lawns for me. Another scorcher today, but I love it here.

    July 10
    The temperature hasn't been below 100 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat? At least it's kind of windy though. But getting used to the heat is taking longer than I expected.

    July 15
    Fell asleep by the pool. Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body. Missed 3 days of work. What a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though. Got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.

    July 20th
    I didnít see Fluffy the cat sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By the time I got to the hot car for lunch, Fluffy had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and stank up the $2,000. leather upholstery. I told the kids that she ran away. The car now smells like Kibbles and shits. I learned my lesson though. No more pets in this heat.

    July 25
    The hot breeze sucks. It feels like a giant freaking blow dryer! And it's hot as hell. The home air-conditioner is on the fritz and the AC repairman charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.

    July 30
    Been sleeping outside by the pool for 3 nights now. $1,500 in damn house payments and we can't even go inside. Why did I ever come here?

    Aug 4
    It's 115 degrees. Finally got the air-conditioner fixed today. It cost $500 and gets the temperature down to 85. Stupid repairman pissed in my pool. I hate this stupid town.

    Aug 8
    If another wise ass cracks, "Hot enough for you today?", I'm going to strangle him. Damn heat. By the time I get to work the radiator is boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet and I smell like baked cat!!!

    Aug 9
    Tried to run some errands after work. Wore shorts and sat on the black leather seats in the ol' car. I thought my ass was on fire. I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs and ass. Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried ass and baked cat.


    Aug 10
    The weather report might as well be a damn recording. Hot and sunny, Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. It's been too hot to do shit for 2 damn months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Doesn't it ever rain in this damn town?? Water rationing will be next so might $1700. worth of cactus just dry up and blow away into the damn pool. Even the cactus can't live in this damn heat.

    Aug 14
    WELCOME TO HELL!!!! Temperature got to 115 today. Forgot to crack the window and blew the damn windshield out of the car. the installer came to fix it and said, "Hot enough for you today?" My wife had to spend the $1500 house payment to bail me out of jail. Freaking Bakersfield. What kind of a sick demented idiot would want to live here???
    I live this story whether it is truth story or not. I just moved to Bakersfield from Long Beach in May 2020 and I freaking hate it here that I wish I could go back to Long Beach NOW but unfortunately I can't because we just bought a tiny home in the Northwest.....oh guess what? Today it's gonna be 110 degrees!!! And we are stuck at home right now with our outdoor dog tied up in the kitchen. How fun!!

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    Re: Salary inquiry

    Quote Originally Posted by kleankopy View Post
    As an owner of a small business, I have learned its way cheaper in long run to pay good if you have good employees you can trust. I have a tech now that I hired in 2016 that hit 6 figures last year with bonuses so hopefully, he is not going anywhere, or I will need a Ricoh Production Tech.
    6 fig, really? how much is involved in this guys day-to-day? I'm assuming you must have a machine base with thousands, and many hundreds production machines??

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    Re: Salary inquiry

    Quote Originally Posted by Copier Mechanic View Post
    I live this story whether it is truth story or not. I just moved to Bakersfield from Long Beach in May 2020 and I freaking hate it here that I wish I could go back to Long Beach NOW but unfortunately I can't because we just bought a tiny home in the Northwest.....oh guess what? Today it's gonna be 110 degrees!!! And we are stuck at home right now with our outdoor dog tied up in the kitchen. How fun!!
    The story is over 15 years old. I first got it from my brother. The location then was Coalinga, southwest corner of Fresno County, where we grew up. Changed it to Bakersfield when we moved here in the late 70s.

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    Re: Salary inquiry

    27 years at current company. 51,000 plus quarterly bonus. Company car, phone, laptop

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    Re: Salary inquiry

    Just have 1 customer with production 15 bw mostly old 1107 but slowly upgrading to 8310s.
    Just me, him and a 20 hour part timer.
    Business is good here in the free state of Florida.
    I thought florida was hot but just got to Vegas for weekend and dam it's hot here.

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