TOPIC: Does your company provide tools or does maintenance need to bring their own?

Does your company provide tools or does maintenance need to bring their own? 1 year 9 months ago #34018

Is it an industry standard that maintenance team members have to provide their own tools? Does your company provide tools or does maintenance need to bring their own? What is the reason for this policy exactly?
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Does your company provide tools or does maintenance need to bring their own? 1 year 9 months ago #34019

Buy your own tools
  • William Butterfield
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Does your company provide tools or does maintenance need to bring their own? 1 year 9 months ago #34020

Maintenance techs should always buy their own tools so they are familiar with what they use.
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Does your company provide tools or does maintenance need to bring their own? 1 year 9 months ago #34021

The companies I’ve worked for have always provided tools. Anything maintenance needs, we’ve ordered for them. They just obviously can’t take it home
  • Lauren Pruett
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Does your company provide tools or does maintenance need to bring their own? 1 year 9 months ago #34022

Bring your tools! If you buy them, they walk away!
  • Diane Gilbert-Guthrie
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Does your company provide tools or does maintenance need to bring their own? 1 year 9 months ago #34023

Basic tools is on the maintenance tech power tools beyond a drill or expensive item on property
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Does your company provide tools or does maintenance need to bring their own? 1 year 9 months ago #34024

Always their own tools.
  • Jeri Odom Hampton
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Does your company provide tools or does maintenance need to bring their own? 1 year 9 months ago #34025

That just to me seems a bit unfair as obviously tools are not cheap, we don’t make leasing agents buy their own computer or really any other type of equipment they would need to do their job so why make maintenance? I am genuinely asking, what is the reason for this policy?
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Does your company provide tools or does maintenance need to bring their own? 1 year 9 months ago #34026

Marcel Thomas because they don't take the computers home
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Does your company provide tools or does maintenance need to bring their own? 1 year 9 months ago #34027

Marcel Thomas I don’t disagree, I believe it’s one of those industry things that just had always been. It would be like asking the office staff to bring their own computer, phones, paper and pens! ???? There are amazing companies that provide tools, I think the thought process is if the maintenance person all owns and brings their own they will take care of them and not leave them in residents units, abuse them and or have them walk off. Tools are super expensive and I have some amazing ones, I appreciate my guys because I know the $ it costs for them to have tools to have a job.
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