Every time they build a new neighborhood, I am in charge of installing all of the HVAC ductwork.
I work for a commercial HVAC contractor that works specifically with new home builders. As soon as the outside parts of the house are finished, my crew and I come in to add the necessary ductwork and ventilation parts. A few weeks ago, I got lost trying to find one of the new neighborhoods. I left my house shortly after 7 and I didn’t arrive at work until after 9. I spent a lot of time and traffic, and I ended up getting off the interstate on the wrong exit. I had to drive 5 miles to the next exit in bumper-to-bumper traffic. I hit a red light every four or five minutes. When I finally got to the residential area, I had a difficult time finding the work location. We were in charge of adding ductwork to 3 brand new homes in the back of the development. Unfortunately, they didn’t have any roads back to the construction. My crew and I had to park up front and walk to the job. We had to carry all of our supplies. We wasted two hours walking from the truck to the houses. This was the first time that we encountered a problem such as this. I complained to the building contractor, but he didn’t seem to care about my problems. I told my boss that I didn’t think it was safe to return to that job site until they provided us with a parking area close to the house. Next week, we will see if it makes a difference.