Many years ago I wish that I had listened to my family when they tried to discourage me from going into my old career.
I was a young, foolish kid who thought that I could be the world’s greatest lawyer.
I wanted to go get my four-year degree before I attended law school and became a professional practitioner of the law. Unfortunately, after I went through all of the trouble of obtaining my degrees and passing the bar exam… I realized that I hated being a lawyer. Everyday I was dealing with people who have broken the law and want to lie about it. I figured I could do better than this heartless career. Eventually I went back to school – this time to work with my hands instead of my shifty brain. These days I am working as a heating, cooling, and ventilation specialist at a local heating and cooling repair dealership. I’m happy to say that I appreciate being an HVAC technician more than I liked being a lawyer. I like to get in my car every day, drive from house to house, and help citizens to repair their indoor air handling devices. Sometimes I find that my old lawyer instincts slip through when I’m on the heating and cooling repair job. You would be surprised how many clients try to lie to you about their heating and cooling devices. Every day, I feel like someone is trying to tell me that they’ve had routine service repairs for their heating and cooling system when clearly the HVAC units have been neglected. I’m often having to get to the bottom of customer testimony when it comes to air quality control devices and maintenance warranties. I love being an HVAC technician, but I lost faith in humans a long time ago.