This place is wonderful and I need advice.
I'm in the middle of an eight month HVAC program.
I'm doing well and I want to succeed.
I've been offered a job for a residential HVAC company, but my dilema is that I very much want to get into the refrigeration side of the biz, and I can't really explain why other then what I've read about it and a gut feeling.
What happened was that I went into a interview with my schoolmate at this residential company and we were both basically hired on the spot. We start Monday.
On the one hand, I'm thinking that if I pay my dues and bust my behind doing residential for let's say 6 months or a year that it would look good to potential commercial/refrigeration company(or would it?)
But will this make the residential boss angry that they invest time and money into me only to have me leave the company therebye making him give me a bad refrence and effectively wiping out my precious experience?
Also, I should mention that this residential job would be convenient for I would have a ride to work and school because my schoolmate, who gives me a ride, was also hired.(I have no car.)
On the other hand I wonder if I should thank the residential man for the opportunity, decline the proverbial bird in the hand and attempt to get an entry level job for a market refrigeration company.
It's really tearing me up as to what I should do.
I don't want to burn any bridges.
Money isn't even an issue with me, I think it's far more important to get good training at this stage of the game.
School is good, but I realize I will do all my real learning in the field
Should I just take this residential job, work very hard and set my sights on refrigeration later?
What would you do?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
[Edited by knute on 02-11-2006 at 01:02 PM]