He asked if I was interested in an apprenticeship in his HVAC company.
Although I wanted to be an HVAC technician, I didn’t want to work with my dad. I knew how dad ran his HVAC company and I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to work for him. His HVAC technicians were excellent, and their customers were happy, but it had nothing to do with dad. He was a tyrant and often berated his HVAC technicians in front of each other and customers. I went to an HVAC technician’s school, and I was at the top of my class. Dad tried to tell the instructor that he was the one behind my success, but I didn’t think the instructor believed him. He told my dad I graduated at the top of the class because of my hard work and dedication. He said I was going to make an excellent HVAC technician with a bit of guidance. Dad slapped me on the back and said I would get all the guidance I needed once I came to work for him. After the ceremony was over, the instructor asked me to stay behind for a moment. He asked if I was interested in an apprenticeship in his HVAC company. He understood if I wanted to work for my dad, but the option was open. I jumped at the opportunity to work for my instructor. I was sure he knew my dad’s reputation, just from the way he eyed him up when he said he would give me guidance. I didn’t think I would work in HVAC for very long if I had to work with my dad.