Just happened to be browsing the forums and thought I would chime in here on my current state of affairs.
Im now working at a health club as the facility maintenance guy... alot different than my old job at the hotel cause now im responsible for EVERYTHING! Including ordering all my parts and staying inside the old budget. Getting my hands on boiler repairs, icemaker repairs, package rooftop units... etc.
I still want to eventually segway into a HVAC career, but im so happy here now. This environment is actually what I was expecting at the hotel, but never got. My biggest problem now is that im so satisfied with this job that giving it up to take an installer position making less money seems like a really tough thing to do.
When I worked at the hotel I would have easily quit and taken a pay cut without hesitation, but this job is so different... they respect me, and go out of their way to make sure I have everything I need to succeed. It actually brings a tear to my eye after working for such a nasty, vicious company who didnt give a rats behind about me.
So anyway im still on the road to eventual HVAC stardom, but right now im just happy where im at... got a smile on my face and money in the bank so its all good. =)