I have been taking my HVAC classes online and just finished my course. I have been getting on the job training for almost a year now. I have been doing new install and service calls. I love the HVAC field and I really enjoy my work but I really feel like my company isn't doing things right. My boss is a private business owner who does not pull permits ( I have friends in the HVAC field at other companies in the area that say this is common ). Whats this about? I think there is only one reason you wouldn't want something inspected and that's because you plan on half assing or not doing something up to code. When I first started at this company they did not even own a recovery machine. I didn't know much at the time but I knew that this was definitely unacceptable, I said something to the tech that was training me and soon after the boss bought one. In my books it talks about calculating superheat and using tp cards and these are all things that do not get done. The tech says just put the gauges on and for a R22 system it should read around 75 psi on the low side and check the suction line to see how cold it is and for sweat back. The high side should be between 125 and 150. When installing a new unit or recharging a system that had a leak about a 10 to 15 min vacuum is pulled. No micron gauge is used and I am certain that a 500 micron vacuum is not being pulled. I am constantly told that the stuff in my book isn't practical in the field. I have ran out of gas multiple times in the van because he will not put gas in them, I went to cash my check this weekend and it was hot and this isn't the first time. I am sick of this place. I feel that if a customer is paying top notch prices they should be receiving top notch service. I could complain about this place all day long. In my state 2 years of HVAC experience is needed to get your contractor license. Is my company required to register me with the state so that I can prove I have had experience, or is simply working for his company enough? I want to open my own business one day, probably something from home and do service and change outs. Basically I want to know if I am being trained wrong and am I screwed or what?