At the time I was only eighteen and he was in his forties, and we were the total opposites of each other it seemed.
A long time ago when I was training to become a certified HVAC repairman, I absolutely hated the man that I was working under. At the time I was only eighteen and he was in his forties, and we were the total opposites of each other it seemed. Every single time that we were sent out on a repair call or when he was teaching me something he was so hard on me, even if I made the slightest mistake! During the six months we worked together I thought that he just couldn’t stand me, but it turned out that he was actually just pushing me to be great because he saw potential in me. As soon I had finished all of my training and was now an HVAC repairman, the man I worked with came directly up to me and gave me a big hug. He told me how proud he was of me working so hard to become a repairman, and he told me that if I was able to handle all of the trials and tribulations that he gave me, working on my own would be a breeze! It has been a very long time since my early days on the job, yet those lessons and skills that man taught me still help me every day to be the best HVAC repairman that I can possibly be. Sometimes tough love isn’t easy to handle when you are young, but I am thankful to have dealt with it back then, and I now use the same tactic he used with me to teach the younger generation of HVAC repairman who work under my wing.