I started working for a wholesaler (the same company i still work for now) when i was 19, I'm 24 now so thats a big number 5, I followed in my dad's footsteps ( I have been around this industry my whole life) he has been in this industry for 30+ years and is now a regional manager. My Grandpa started doing refrigeration abord the USS IOWA after high school, he passed away in his 60's so I'd say he'd had 35+ years or so. I love what i do, the people are great and it's a new adventure everyday!
This goes out to my grandfather. When he comes up from Virginia to visit, he rides with me. He climbs the suicide latters with me and helps me out. He started his refrigeration career in 1946 after the war. He is still on his game, it just amazes me.
The stories about ammonia and sulfur systems just scares the crap out of me. And everytime we are out, he teaches me something I never knew.
All of us cocky young bucks, shut up and listen to your elders, you might learn something.