The HVAC technicians tried to take over my HVAC company

As the owner of an HVAC company, one of the most important things that I have learned about owning a business is knowing who to trust and who to not trust.

I have learned that you cannot trust most people that work for you in your HVAC company.

I remember how naive I was when I first started my own HVAC company. I was such a trusting person, and that didn’t change when I started my own HVAC company. After ten years of building my own HVAC company, I had a lot of HVAC technicians working for me, and I loved and respected the HVAC technicians for me. A lot of these HVAC technicians were my close friends, and I treated them as equals in the HVAC company. I trusted these HVAC technicians a lot, and that meant that most of them had keys and intimate knowledge of how the HVAC company worked. I would have never imagined that these HVAC technicians would try to take over the HVAC company. Sure, they never actually would have legally been able to take over the HVAC company, but the HVAC technicians slowly started stealing all of my supplies to build their own HVAC company. Since these HVAC technicians were the people meeting all of the customers, they managed to steal most of my customers from me when they started their own HVAC company. They even outbid me on everything. I didn’t realize it until one day, all of the HVAC technicians were gone and starting their own business. That day, I learned that you cannot trust anyone in the business world.

 

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