Just to reiterate,
The rookie starts at the bottom,that is the rule in every profession on the planet if it is worth learning. Keep in mind that your poor attitude translates into your work whether it is picking up trash or flipping burgers or installing a package unit on top of a roof. Do you think that every person above you hasn't been the grunt for their allotted time? Are you more deserving of jumping ahead than them? Just work fast and hard observe all you can, don't be a 'know it all' when you don't know &^$%, believe me, you will be spending hours on end under a house dragging duct work through the cat #$%@ by yourself soon enough, then on to mucking through the mud and the rain to install a unit all by yourself, then maybe on to spending hours and hours in a 130 degree attic, or hours and hours away from your kids on a baking roof trying to diagnose a 'simple' service call problem on a sunday. Wow that sounds WAY more glamorous than what your doing huh? And at that time if you have the attitude to make it that far, you will be shaking your head at the rookie that is complaining that he is ready to do your job as well as you on his first month on the job.
Oh and by the way, if that mexican day laboror was doing your job..he would be doing it as best he could and happy to have that kinda money instead of complaining like a spoiled white kid.
Oh and if you are working so slow that it takes you all day to "strap and crap" and you don't have time to go say "OK what next!" (with a smile on your face)it is going to be a good long time before you learn any more to do huh?
[Edited by stockfleth on 02-01-2005 at 11:16 AM]