I was excited when I found a training class to become an HVAC technician. The entire course was only thirty six months and I would be fully certified to work for any number of companies. My parents had been after me to find some sort of direction in my life anyway so I figured that this would be perfect. I worked hard while in school and completed the course at the top of the group. This opened several doors for me and I had three job offers within a week. I guess I thought the job would be more glamorous of sorts. I never pictured myself in some of the situations I face on a daily basis. Crawling through small spaces under houses, maneuvering through attics crowded with boxes and removing dead vermin are pretty much the norm. When I do have a call that simply involves a filter change or pressure test of the system, I am somewhat relieved. I remember one time going into a basement to test a gas boiler and when I saw the condition of things I actually called my boss to decline the repair. When he asked me why, I told him that there were so many cardboard boxes stacked against the boiler that I felt it was a safety issue. These could have caused a fire easily. He contacted the homeowner and said that we would return once the area was cleared of debris. Although the job is not what I pictured it to be, I am still happy that I chose this line of work. The pay is good and I know that HVAC repairs will always be in high demand.