Don't get discouraged Mike, your gonna have some days real soon that will make you wanna quit and you will feel overwhelmed and frankly stupid. But stick with it , read alot ask alot of questions and By all means if your not sure of something ASK and if you don't feel comfortable doing it...don't......... get someone else out there....alot of info on this site so start reading GL mikey
And for cool, Not all contractors in MI are bad in fact there are some great ones out there. I was speaking more on "to work for" bases anyway(ya know the ones that throw ya in a truck with 4 months exp )
Evaluate your position, this company is not doing you any favor by turning you out too soon. If you can't get the proper training with in that company look for a better company one that will help educate you.
Good luck mikey, don't get discouraged. Try everything once. Ask questions if you get lost. I spent a few years with journeyman, but i never learned as much as i did till i was on my own. Now i'm the Legendary FurnacemanSaving one household at a time.