I'm 31 years old and been doning IN HOUSE maintenance for a large super retailer for 9 years. Five years ago I was promised a refrigeration mechanic position if I went trade school. I took a one year HVACR program at night and an became a roving mechanic when I completed. Well after about two years of roving I got sucked back into the general maintenance part of it because of some remodels the chain was doing and after major changes the company has been going through half our staff was eliminated. I have always done HVACR work for them in these nine years and have OJT and tech school as solid experience. The trend has been for IN HOUSE maintenance to go away and contractors to come in. I think our chain is going that way and the job is getting very hard to deal with. However it's a M-F 7am to 3:30pm job on call every 5 weeks. I have to work on everything including changing toilet seats and caulking urinals to rack refrigeration and accounting. I never bring in much outside help. My boss knows nothing about trade work and that kind of pressure is killing me. I feel that my HVACR trade that I love is leaving me. I am paid a little over $20 an hour though. (o/t is a sin)
I have an interview tomorrow with a large well est. service company. I feel that I can get this job. It will pay more and I will get a service van and better health insurance and the owner seems to be a great guy. So what is holding my up? I am a very loyal employee that does not like to jump around, this is one of the very few jobs I've ever had. I don't know if it's going to be there for me in the future and I need to get in a service truck. Never worked out of a service truck. I can use a meter, and fix stuff, that don't sweat me none. I'm sure where I'm at is a little easier than a service truck other than the contant calls on the phone all day long when you going to get this fixed and this and that's not working. I'm stuck in the same place every day and listen to same people, some as dumb as a hay rake. Including my boss which is...a she and is very demanding and not appreciative at all. Can you talk me into staying or going, if not I think I'll go... Thanks so much for reading this book.