Never realized being an HVAC tech meant travelling so much

When I was a kid I knew that I didn’t want to work in a traditional job.

I was always restless trying to sit at a desk all day in school. I wasn’t a big fan of staring at computer screens or doing writing assignments because somebody told me to. I really wanted to be active and fit in whatever industry I wound up with. There was no way I was going to work in a cubicle everyday answering to some stuffy boss in a clip-on tie. As such, I wound up going to heating, cooling, and ventilation repair school. I knew that I would be happy working with my hands everyday and experiencing new scenery for every appointment. However, I never understood exactly how much traveling I would do as a heating and cooling technician. Not only do I drive across the city everyday to reach my various heating, cooling, and air quality control repair appointments. However, I am also regularly sent out for large commercial heating, cooling, and ventilation installations when I have to work on a team with other HVAC technicians for the dealership. If we aren’t performing residential or commercial heating, cooling, and air quality control maintenance services then I am busy learning about the newest technologies in air quality control. This means I attend a lot of conferences and continued-education opportunities in different cities. When I said I would never work in a cubicle for my job, I never realized that I would spend just as much time sitting in an HVAC work truck

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