I spent nearly sixteen years toiling in odd office settings doing middle management work. It was a long and arduous climb to make it to that corporate level and I was not sure I had the inclination or ability to get very much further. It was just such a backstabbing and cruel environment and nobody there seemed particularly cheerful in their jobs. Finally, after debating it for a while and getting up the nerve, I got laid off from work and enrolled myself in trade school to be an Heating, Ventilation and A/C worker. I was quite lucky to have a boss who was understanding and generous enough to quietly lay me off so I could collect unemployment. I picked Heating, Ventilation and A/C as a trade because I had an uncle who used to do that work and would bring me along with him on repair calls when I was a child. Watching him work on oil oil furnaces and cooling systems was fascinating to me, and perhaps this was the route I should have chosen from a much younger age. However, after that I wouldn’t suppose how much I hated being stuck in middle management, so perhaps things need to happen at certain times in your life. I went into trade school and spent the next 28 weeks learning the ins and outs of the Heating, Ventilation and A/C industry. I acquired knowledge about residential oil oil furnaces and large commercial a singles. I acquired skills on how to put an cooling system together from scratch and how to install ducts. All in all, it was a truly amazing experience and I graduated at the top of my class. There were also several local Heating, Ventilation and A/C companies on hand to help guide us as well, and I was offered a sweet job with a top company in the area at my graduation ceremony.