Some people are just too tough to deal with.
- It took me a long time to realize that it’s okay to walk away from people who are just toxic.
That goes for people who were once friends and even bosses and coworkers. The energy involved trying to please a miserable boss just isn’t worth it. I’m thankful to have a good job inside the zone controlled HVAC of a great building downtown. But initially, I worked for a person who was just the worst and there was nothing that could please them. I gave it a go for about a year but then realized that I was a stakeholder in the situation as well. That was a lightbulb moment and I just went over his head to the big bosses with the thermostats inside their conference rooms. And it was pretty easy to get moved to another department. I’ve followed that model for years now. But it’s tough when dealing with a neighbor who just won’t stop. I have an old guy who lives a couple of houses down. This guy is always ranting about being ripped off or some sort of conspiracy. A favorite topic is how the HVAC company and the HVAC maintenance is a rip off. Like the guy would come into my yard to tell me this when he saw the HVAC company van. The other day, I just had enough and got very intense with that neighbor. I really doubt that he’ll be coming back with anything more to say about my choices when it comes to HVAC maintenance.