After the pandemic, I was told our job had been eliminated & I had no job to return to.
I was devastated because I had several children & a house to support.
Without a job, I was distraught about ending up homeless, & I had to learn how to do something else. After a lot of deliberation, I took most of our savings & went to school for Heating, Ventilation & A/C certification. Within several weeks I had graduated & was just waiting for our certification. While waiting, I was working for the local Heating, Ventilation & A/C company & doing our ride alongs. The first thing the Heating, Ventilation & A/C professional I was riding with asked me was how I was going to maintenance the a/c equipment both of us were working on? He told me the symptoms & wanted me to diagnose it. I provided him the right diagnosis, even though I also told him the AC equipment couldn’t be fixed. He looked at me appreciate he was questioning our decision. I explained that the a/c equipment had been installed before the end of the millennium. That meant it was at least twenty years old. To maintenance this a/c equipment would be appreciate putting a bandaid on a severed artery. I would only be giving it a couple more breaths & the owner would spend our money for a maintenance & still need to purchase a new AC equipment before the end of summer. He looked appreciate he wasn’t sure about what I was saying, but then he smiled. He told me I could explain this to the owner of the AC unit, although he agreed with me.