Not that long ago there were quite a few feathers being ruffled by some of the “teachers” requests. I wasn’t shy at voicing my opinion… really though for some, of course not just teachers you can have it all and still think it’s not enough. I voiced my opinion but at the same time I did also voice that my kids and also myself have been lucky to have truly dedicated teachers who truly love their job and care about the children coming in and out of their classrooms.
Teachers is not what this post is about.
We are also in an industry which catches flack for being “over priced” or “too expensive” and many times the guys “only did this” or “just did that”, unfortunately being a common complaint many in the trade hear. More recently the trades profession now has representation through the Ontario College of Trades. Yearly licenses to be renewed through and education to be regulated by.
Growing up in this business I know the crazy hours my dad worked, as well as the other service guys. Now not only me being a part of our everyday business, but my husband being hands on with service, repair and installation, I am honored to deal with customers and be a true part of providing them service.
Yes, service comes at a cost, much like a mechanic, massage therapist, eye doctor, dentist, carpenter, hair stylist, home detailers or decorators, landscapers and lawn care. However the true talent of a plumber, hvac mechanic, backhoe operator, pump truck operator, electrician… not really as glorified or exciting as some of the above trades and professions. Those above you can see and/or feel, If you are calling us or one of our colleagues, there is typically a problem and sometimes a major!
I feel very lucky to work with the people who I do, to feel proud of not only the work they do but know they have pride in themselves, their work and the services we provide.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, your mechanical room is like the veins, or circulation system within your home, where your plumbing, heating, cooling etc originates from.
In this business it’s not everyday the guys receive compliments for their work, let’s face it some days they are literally dealing with sh*t!
Tonight I personally am (again) appreciating all the crazy long hours, evenings, days and even weekends spent in school for hubby to come home after a long day at work to fix our hvac system. A few hours later he had it working, after time spent weeks ago diagnosing the problem.
Living in a house that truly is fitting to our dream home we have lots of exciting future plans for our home, involving a few other trades people who we will be hiring to help bring these dreams to light…
There truly is an appreciation we should all have for the variety of professions and trades. Each forms and plays a part in our life, whether we want it to or not (everyone loves those hvac or vehicle break downs right?! 😉 ). Appreciate but also take care of what we do have, maintenance goes along away not only in home repairs, vehicle repairs, our own mental health and our relationships!
Kudos to my hubs tonight! Another reminder of why for all those years with very young kids (ok babies), many days feeling stressed and sometimes like a single parent, it’s not only worth it for us but also for so many of our customers. And now we finally get to sit down together for a few minutes before going to bed :). Ah many the nights of a technicians wife, I know a lot of the wives of our guys and even my own mom would agree! It can suck, but the guys truly do an awesome job! Great job, again hubby!