Hey everybody, what you are gonna read here is kinda hard to come out and say, but I need other HVAC people's opinions.
I have been in the HVAC trade for over 10 years, mainly residential and some commercial, since 2005 in the Phoenix area.
I'm sure it's the same for most other places, you have a busy season, and a twiddle your thumbs season, here summer you work crazy hours being on call, when it cools down, that is pretty much it except for some checkups, most don't use their heat here.
Since the economy went bad, I found employers became worse and wanted more out of less people "if you don't like it there are others who would love to have a job!" etc
Being forced to work on days off, working your on call shift and finishing to have the boss tell you, "sorry but so and so is sick, you have to do his on call days for him"
Well, by summer 2009 I was not happy anymore, hated the trade, but I kept rolling, but it's hard to fake being happy, I wanted to quit so bad.
Well, Sept 1st 2009 I got "let go" for being late to the service meeting one to many times.
It was my fault for getting a don't care attitude.