Now that I have had to move away from my hometown in order to start my new job it has caused a bit of a strain on the relationship that my parents and I have.
Now don’t get me wrong we still get along just fine, but now that they are getting older they haven’t been able to take care of their home as much as they would like.
Now that I’m not around as often to do these things for them they have been forced to reach out to others for assistance, and the other day one of the people they reached out to ended up trying to scam them. The problem initially started when the air conditioning unit in my parents home started to show signs of breaking down. At the time my parents didn’t think much of it and they called the first number that popped up when they used the search term “ HVAC companies near me”. Because you can pay to promote your company to the top of these pages a very unreputable HVAC company was the one they reached out to. These scammers tried to convince my parents to pay three times the amount of money just for an HVAC checkup while being extremely rude and unprofessional. Fortunately I had been at a work meeting in my parents town and was able to come by when they started to have problems with the contractor. With me there they ended up leaving rather quickly but it still had me worried. Reguardess of what job I am able to get I’m planning to move back to be closer to my parents. Family is important to me, and I will make sure that they are never at risk of getting ripped off ever again.