So tell me why you think you are qualified to call yourself a professional?
[Edited by jimp on 08-26-2005 at 06:12 AM]
I make a living in this trade!
Is that not what professional means?
What is snow? Is it that white stuff in a freezer?
Because it is my profession I do profess.
“Now the freaks are on television, the freaks are in the movies. And it’s no longer the sideshow, it’s the whole show. The colorful circus and the clowns and the elephants, for all intents and purposes, are gone, and we’re dealing only with the freaks.” - Jonathan Winters
because they let me in the pros forums
because if i could make the same amount of money, bagging grocery for old ladies, i would still work on these damn mechanical systems.
because every time i do something, i wonder how it could have been done better, even though noone else saw a mistake.
[Edited by hvac3901 on 08-25-2005 at 09:04 PM]
Because for the knowledge I have and for the things I can do people feel the need to give me money and there for I must accept it and hence like all other professions I become a member of such said group, in this case HVAC; HVAC professional.
Plus because I wonder why when I see a piece of HVAC equipment it wasnt made as good as it could have been or made to the best of an individuals or groups abilities so I must put forth that very effort to suceed where others fail.
Simply put...I'm engaged in this field as a paid employee with a high degree of skill and that my friend is why I'm a..........
High Paid Senior Grunt!
(adjective) 1 a : of, relating to, or characteristic of a profession; b : engaged in one of the learned professions; c (1) : characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession; (2) : exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace; 2 a : participating for gain or livelihood in an activity or field of endeavor often engaged in by amateurs <a professional golfer>; b : having a particular profession as a permanent career <a professional soldier>; c : engaged in by persons receiving financial return < professional football>; 3 : following a line of conduct as though it were a profession
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Because I don't do it for free.
Because I do it for my living.
Because people pay me to repair, replace, or install new heating and cooling systems for them.
How bout you?
A true professional wouldn't have to ask.
Because I have a card in my wallet that says I am? JEEZ! That reminds me, I'm getting low on them. Need to order some more!
I figger since everyone else calls me an a-hole, I can call myself whatever I want.
I was a rock star for awhile, then a male model, even a king, but I got tired of all the glamour.
Hey cockroach, don't bug me! ©
Because my boss essentially pays me for what I know, not what I do.
Sure I do a lot, but I have to know what to do 1st.