I was begged to take extra work at the HVAC dealership

I absolutely didn’t want to work on extra days this week, but the boss begged myself and others to work the weekend shifts; she was supposed to go out of town with her fiance for their 10-year anniversary, and one of our commercial heating, ventilation, and A/C customers called with an emergency on Friday afternoon.

I was supposed to be off for the weekend, but someone had to take care of the emergency on Wednesday morning; and my boss offered to pay myself and others any amount of money to handle everything so she didn’t have to cancel or postpone the weekend with her fiance.

I agreed to change my plans and transfer some things around. I knew it would be good leverage in the future. On Wednesday morning, I drove to the beachside strip mall so I could fix the refrigeration device for a client, but the shopper had a smoothie shop and the refrigeration device was not working. We handle some refrigeration repairs for our heating, ventilation, and A/C customers. It’s not our specialty, which is why only a handful of people can complete the work. We just picked up this shopper and my boss didn’t want to disappoint the purchaser the first time they needed us in an emergency. That is a good way to lose customers and get disappointing reviews online. I ran tests on everything. The job for the smoothie store only took three hours and I went home the rest of the day. I helped one of the gentlemen with an installation on Wednesday, but I barely broke a sweat. It wasn’t a lot of trouble, but the boss was still seriously grateful.


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