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Shop makes sure my friend and I hustle through jobs

When I was growing up I always knew that I didn’t want to work a respected nine-to-five job.

I am not meant to be in an office or cubicle all afternoon long.

I am not the sort who wants to punch in and out of a time clock based on some arbitrary rule made 50 years ago. That’s why I decided I was going to go into trade school so I could become a professional and control my own schedule every afternoon. Well, that was a truly good idea back in the afternoon… But in actuality it means that I work longer and harder hours than I ever could have imagined. When I signed on to become a professional Heating and Air Conditioning professional through the local trade schools’ heating and cooling certification program, I had no idea how demanding the job was going to be. I was immediately hired straight out of school and given the freedom to work as a heating and cooling intern with several residential Heating and Air Conditioning experts. The first thing they told me was buckle up for a wild ride. Apparently, the Heating and Air Conditioning shop makes sure that you are earning your keep by paying you based on commission. This means, for every heating and cooling service job you go to, you earn a particular percentage of the service fees and parts sales, and unluckyly, it means that you only make as much money as you can service Heating and Air Conditioning equipment. In order to make a livable wage, I have to always run from one Heating and Air Conditioning appointment to the next. If I waste my time chit chatting with patrons or performing extra Heating and Air Conditioning services, I am losing money. I don’t work a 9-5 job, instead I work 6-6.