On-call at work, missed my son’s birth

Sometimes I absolutely hate my job.

When I was first going into this industry, everybody told me that it would be a wise choice because heating and cooling technicians will always have work.

The air quality control industry is one that artificial intelligence simply can’t take over. We will probably never develop a robot that’s capable of safely entering a residential home and Performing the HVAC diagnostic services which are necessary to maintain or repair a failing HVAC system. Besides, most homeowners wouldn’t want a HVAC robot coming into their house. That’s why, I went into the heating and cooling industry after a few years hating my life at a four year college. I decided trade school would be a better option and I could be a certified HVAC technician with minimal upfront investment. I didn’t realize that becoming an air quality control specialist would require a lot of back-end investment. At least, as far as my time goes. I am unfortunately one of the on-call HVAC technicians at my air quality control repair shop. That means, I never know when an emergency appointment is going to take me away from my daily activities. Normally, this is just a minor inconvenience… I have to get off the couch and drive my HVAC work truck across the city to a loud or hot AC unit. But as I’m getting older and growing a family, the HVAC interruptions are getting more serious. In fact, nothing to be more serious than the look on my wife’s face when I got an AC repair call and missed my first son’s birth.

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