He owned the local HVAC company, and I wanted to know if he would let me work my way through school.
When I graduated, dad took a hard stance with me. He told me I was still young, and he wanted me to have fun, but he always wanted me to begin working toward having a career. He wanted me to think about something I could see myself doing for the rest of my life. The job had to have job security, and make me independent. I had only graduated a month ago, and already dad was trying to push me out of the house. He wasn’t sympathetic when I told him I wasn’t ready to get a job. He wasn’t sympathetic with anything I had to say about getting a job. He offered to pay if I wanted to go to school, but it had to be with a career in mind. I was offended and hurt, but I started to plan my life. Somewhere along the line, I realized HVAC was a job that would always have job security, and I was excited to talk to dad. He owned the local HVAC company, and I wanted to know if he would let me work my way through school. I don’t think I had ever seen my dad more proud or more animated. He started telling me about the HVAC company and the plans he had for the future. He asked if I would be interested in getting a degree in engineering and design for HVAC systems? I wanted to become an HVAC technician first, and then we would talk about engineering and design of HVAC systems. It amazed me how quickly he flipped directions and was now talking about me becoming his partner in the HVAC company.