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.
To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
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
“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards". -Vernon Law-
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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.
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.