I guess this would be where I can relate my experiences with HVAC jobs I had.
My first real HVAC experience was one of those jobs, and now 12 years later, I can imagine and it would be interesting to hear from pros what they think of these scam HVAC jobs.
It was one of those jobs, where they have ads, clean all house ducts for $19.95 or something.
My experience was after being hired. They give the worker, 25% of the individual job payment. You get three days of training, and then they give you a shirt and hat that says you are a certified HVAC technician.
The office is hidden in a building with no indication, so the customers, most likely can't find them. If they complain about the work, the two guys in the office send a regular worker out, as the owner or manager of the company, I know, because during my training, my trainer, who was 20, was sent out with me along, as the manager of the company.
My training was 3 days, cleaning supply ducts, but I got a 4th day as punishment for not showing up for the satellite training one day, that they said previously, I didn't have to show up to.
The fourth day, I learned how to take out the blower and clean it.
And because I already had experience in electrical, I was able to train my trainer in diagnosing and replacing a high limit switch on another call.
Then I was out on my own, set loose as an HVAC certified technician, which at the time, I had no idea just how corrupt the whole thing was.
I did one service call, which over the years, after learning about HVAC, I still feel bad about.
Then I had a dream, I was going through a house with some other people, robbing the house.
The next day I called and quit the job.