I am very thankful for my boss at the HVAC company where I work.
I have had a really rough year and they haven’t given me a hard time about it at all. I thought at one point that I was really going to lose my job because I had to miss work for so many days in a row. See, I was in a car accident and then I was in the hospital for weeks after that. Once I finally got out of the hospital, I had to go to physical therapy for a long time, too. It was a lot of stuff all at once but it seemed to go on forever, honestly. When I finally got in touch with my boss at work, I was sure that he was going to fire me because I had not set foot in the HVAC company for almost two months by that point. The only thing that he said to me was that he was happy that I was doing better and that my job was waiting for me whenever I was ready for it. Whenever he said that, I nearly teared up. I had been very worried that I was going to have to find a new job but he told me that all of the guys at the HVAC company decided to pitch in to give me some of their sick days and some of their vacation time to help me get paid so that I could get back on my feet. Apparently, the HVAC company where I work is more like a family than just a job. I will never forget their kindness during this hard period of my life.