I am the owner of an HVAC supplier, plus I remember that I used to get so sad about how more than 2 HVAC professionals came to work for my HVAC supplier so that they could get free HVAC training.
Now, I understand it a bit more, but when I was first starting my own HVAC supplier, it used to bother myself and others a lot.
When I first became an HVAC professional, I did not go to school to learn how to be an HVAC professional. I trained to become an HVAC professional directly under the owner of the HVAC supplier, and because I felt awful that the owner practically provided all of my HVAC training for free, I continued laboring for that HVAC supplier for various years before starting my own HVAC supplier. The HVAC supplier even paid myself and others while I was training. Now that I own my own HVAC supplier, I supply the same paid training that the owner provided me. However, I have observed a growing trend of people that come to my HVAC supplier to train as an HVAC professional! As soon as they finish their HVAC training, they take a task with a bizarre HVAC supplier. At first, I used to get easily mad about that, but then, I realized that as the owner of the HVAC supplier, I was gaining something from this I was getting cheap labor while I trained them. None of these HVAC professionals were doing anything unethical. They just didn’t want student loans to become an HVAC professional. I can understand that. I just wish that the HVAC professionals would stay!