Seasons of HVAC (Podcast)
In this episode, Bryan Orr talks about how the seasons affect our HVAC work and how to manage stress during the busy season.
If you work in the trade, you will notice that we have busy and slow seasons. If you own a business, you understand the pressure that you're under to serve the community during those times. Hiring and training people for the busy seasons is difficult and may not be feasible for many companies. Fortunately, the busy season can bring out the good in other people who want to support their coworkers and community.
The summer tends to be the craziest season, especially in the hot southern states. We work long hours and sometimes deal with angry or frustrated customers. We definitely experience times when our bodies don't feel like they can take the workload. The summer is a hard time, but that hard time also gives us a chance to build our character and take pride in our work.
We remember those hard times during the cool season, winter. That's the time for Christmas parties, bonuses, and taking it easier around the shop.
The seasons of our work are like the seasons of our lives. We have times where we have to work extremely hard and others when we don't need to. We got into the trade because we wanted to do something that helps others in the real world. In our work, we build up that grit and strength of character so that we can appreciate the less physically demanding days later, especially when we get into management, but we may never truly give up our work completely. HVAC technicians keep that strength of character and wisdom from the hard seasons, and they hold onto those throughout their lives.
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