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Murphy's Law: Customer Can Say No More Ways Than One

By Mike Murphy
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What if a customer changed his mind and you had to return and install the old equipment and refund the price paid for a new system you had put in yesterday?
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Skaer-Tactics: Why Not Joe Comfort Specialist?

By Mark Skaer
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John McCain certainly put Joe the Plumber in the limelight. Too bad he didn’t single out an HVACR contractor during the debates. Then again, what would he have called him - or her? Joe HVACR?
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California Dreaming ... or Nightmare?

By Tim Fausch
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When I took my first trip to California in 1982, the state’s sunny skies, palm trees and ocean views entranced me. With the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreaming” playing in my head, I understood why people were moving there in droves.
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Taking Care of Business: Negativity Is in Vogue

By John R. Hall
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I shouldn’t be surprised that as we approach Election Day the mudslinging increases and the negative campaigning and name-calling continues to overshadow the “real issues” and platforms of the major political parties.
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Skaer-Tactics: Merkel: A Ray of Sunshine

By Mark Skaer
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The economy is going down the toilet. Or, so you hear every time you turn on the radio. Or listen to the TV news. Or read the newspaper.
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Murphy's Law: What Business Are You In?

By Mike Murphy
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If you were at a reception talking, and you said “I’m in HVAC,” it might not spawn much conversation. But, what if you said you were in the health and safety productivity business?
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Powell's Ponderings: Putting Beliefs Into Practice

By Peter Powell
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The theme of the FMI Energy Conference held in Florida in early September certainly stressed sustainability and conservation.
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Murphy's Law: Will the Real Joe the Plumber Please Stand Up?

By Mike Murphy
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Since the third Presidential debate between Senators John McCain and Barack Obama, Joe the Plumber (Joe Wurzelbacher) has gotten more than he bargained for.
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Skaer-Tactics: Local RETA Chapter Does the Right Thing

By Mark Skaer
One Comment
A few weeks ago, I was happy to report that Grainger had expanded its technical education scholarship program. I’d now like to point out a positive gesture from the Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA).
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Taking Care of Business: Sorting the Sock Drawer, Er, Inventory

By John R. Hall
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The other day I opened up my sock drawer and saw several orphan socks. But it got me thinking: Do you have time to sort socks, er, sort your inventory?
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