A lot of people think that women have it hard in the HVAC field, because they aren’t accepted well by customers and fellow employees.
Well I am here to tell you that there are some equally difficult parts about me being a male HVAC technician.
I am a good-looking guy and I take care of myself. I go to the gym 5 days a week and I work hard to maintain a good physique. I often get flirted with at work when I go to HVAC repair calls. There seems to be a lot of lonely women at home during the day. A couple of weeks ago, I was placed in a terribly uncomfortable situation. One of my customers was completely over the line and really inappropriate. I was there to repair a heat pump issue and I did my best to complete the work without getting into an uncomfortable situation. The lady was aggressively flirting with me as much as I was trying to spurn her advances. After I left the job site, she called the corporate office and told them that I tried to pick her up. My boss had to suspend me for a week while they conducted an investigation. When I tried to tell my boss a different side of the story, I don’t think he really believed what I was saying. I really think he thought I was guilty, even though I was a perfect gentleman and nothing but a professional during the entire encounter. Thank God the woman finally decided to drop the issue, because I think I was going to get fired.