He wanted his old HVAC tech job back

A few years ago I had an employee named Ben. Ben was a really smart guy, but very inexperienced. He didn’t see this as a career, just a job to work until he found something better. Much to the surprise of all of us at the company, Ben found something much better in the form of one of our clients. This very rich, and much older, woman, decided she liked Ben. He quit his job on the spot and became a “kept man” for a cougar. Talk about hitting the lottery! This guy had only been an HVAC tech for 2 weeks and he stumbled into being rich and pampered. I didn’t see Ben for a few years, until recently when he came into the shop looking for his old HVAC tech job back. It turns out that Ben was just a passing fancy, and after 5 years the older woman dumped him for an electrician. Ben thought he could just get a new uniform and go back to being an HVAC tech but that was not the case at all. He had very little experience to begin with, and over the last 5 years there had been many amazing advances in HVAC technology. If he wanted to come back to work for me he needed to take a few HVAC classes at the community college to get caught up. Being an HVAC professional is not like being a fry cook or a bus driver, here the job is always evolving, as we try to keep up with the constant upgrades in HVAC equipment.



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