I really didn’t want to work on Saturday and Sunday, but the boss begged me to work the weekend shifts.
He was supposed to go out of town with his wife for their 10-year anniversary. One of our commercial HVAC clients called with an emergency on Friday. I was supposed to be off for the weekend, but someone had to take care of the emergency on Saturday morning. My boss offered to pay me any amount of money to handle everything so he didn’t have to cancel or postpone the weekend with his wife. I agreed to change my plans and move some things around. I knew it would be great leverage in the future. On Saturday morning, I drove to the beach strip mall so I could fix the refrigeration unit for a client. The client has a smoothie shop and the refrigeration unit was not working. We handle some refrigeration repairs for our HVAC clients. It’s not our specialty, which is why only a handful of people can complete the work. We just picked up this client and my boss didn’t want to disappoint the customer the first time they needed us in an emergency. That is a great way to lose customers and get bad reviews online. I took care of everything. The job for the smoothie store only took four hours and I went home the rest of the afternoon. I helped one of the guys with an installation on Sunday, but I barely broke a sweat. It wasn’t a lot of trouble, but the boss was still extremely grateful.