A couple of months ago, I had to start looking for a new HVAC repair tech job.
I really liked my old job, but the boss didn’t offer any benefits or a retirement program.
My girlfriend was going to have a baby and we already had a toddler in the house. I knew it was important to have medical insurance for the kids. I liked my old boss a great deal. The guy was funny, smart, and very easy going. He didn’t mind if we were 10 or 15 minutes late as long as we worked hard on HVAC repairs while we were there. Unfortunately, the guy does not have a huge company and he could not offer the same benefits as a nationally known and recognized HVAC repair services company. I tried to get him to give me a raise, but he didn’t have the budget for more money. My girlfriend saw the advertisement in the newspaper and I took my resume down to the local HVAC company branch. I had an interview the same day. The owner of the HVAC repair services company offered me a job a few days later. I really didn’t want to quit, but I had to take the job with medical and dental benefits. My boss was upset and aggravated that I did not give him a two week notice, but I had to start the job as soon as possible. I didn’t want to wait until the opportunity passed by and the heating and air conditioning repair company was looking for a technician to start immediately. I had to jump on the train before it left the station.