I had a few of the clients complain about my delay since I took longer in some of the other patrons’ houses.
Summer is one of the busiest seasons for any heating and cooling business. The heating and cooling supplier I worked for has shifts with three to 4 heating and cooling specialists working at any given point. I had just come back from my annual leave when my colleague had a medical emergency after falling during a new attic AC installation. The supplier was already understaffed and my department had only three workers at a time. One of us having to stay away meant more work for the other two. As if that was not enough, my second colleague had to travel urgently after his child got into an accident on a school trip. This meant everything was thrown at me. The first week was a bit simple because I had a few routine heating and cooling service plans to attend to. However, things got more challenging in the second week when calls intensified. The jobs were also diverse as I had to deal with ACs not working, clogged filter systems and more complex a/c problems. Most of the calls were emergencies which meant that I couldn’t sleep much. I had about 7 a/c repairs, and 5 Air conditioner tune-ups stressed that week. All these were in strange locations which meant traversing strange neighborhoods to get to each client. I wish it was a bit simple to handle the inspection and several inquiries from the inquisitive customers but this did not make my work easier. I had a few of the clients complain about my delay since I took longer in some of the other patrons’ houses. The good news is that most were understanding after I explained the situation. Whenever I worked late, a few of the official customers invited me for brunch which I was grateful for. Last month I relaxed a bit more as one of my coworkers came back. However, by the end of that week, I was too sleepy to handle anything more for the next 3 days.