Honestly, I am pretty convinced that being an HVAC technician is the worst job that you can have.

I know a lot of people think that HVAC technicians have it made in their careers, but since I have been an HVAC technician for longer than most people have been alive, I am pretty certain that I know a lot about being an HVAC technician.

There is no doubt that being an HVAC technician stinks. Sure, there are some good parts of being an HVAC technician. For instance, I did not have to pay for any of my training as an HVAC technician since the HVAC company that I work for provided all of that training for free. What they do not tell you is that the HVAC company would make you feel terribly guilty if you ever decided to find a new HVAC company because of all of the free training that they have provided. Furthermore, I could literally find a new job anywhere as an HVAC technician because there is such a shortage of HVAC technicians in our country. What they do not tell you is that even though HVAC technicians are in high demand, HVAC companies still do not pay HVAC technicians well. That is why HVAC technicians are in high demand. Also, since there is a shortage of HVAC units, the HVAC technicians that are here are always busy. I haven’t gotten a day off as an HVAC technician in a long time, and the job is always high-stress. I feel like I am working like a dog, and I am not even getting paid well for it.

 

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