My daughter became an HVAC tech

I made a deal with my daughter Violet about her future.

Violet had her heart set on going to college, but not for the right reasons.

Because her boyfriend was going to the university, and most of her other friends were, too, she felt that she should also go to college. The problem was that Violet had bad grades, and also that I couldn’t afford to pay for her college education. She was depressed for a while, but I presented some alternatives, none of which excited her at first. Violet had no desire to go to trade school and study heating & cooling repairs… but then I told her how much money she could make. Violet has always been motivated by money, and the base salary for a starting HVAC tech was enough to capture her attention. When she found out that it only took two years to get an HVAC certification instead of 4 years for a bachelor’s degree, she was sold! For once in her life Violet was motivated, and she took to her HVAC coursework like nothing I had seen before. She did the research online, and found that female HVAC techs were in particularly high demand. The HVAC industry is traditionally a “boy’s club” and female experts were becoming very sought after. She applied herself 100% to her studies, and shocked me by earning her HVAC certification in 18 months instead of 24. It’s great to see violet so dedicated to her craft, but best of all I now get all the HVAC services I need done for free.


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