Amidst all the challenges that tugged at your productivity, you overcame and achieved. You deserve a pat on the back, so, here it is. Feels good, doesn’t it? But what about the guys and gals with their boots on the ground. Are they gaining the recognition they deserve?
It’s the industry’s job to get the word out and harness the young talent that arrives. So check out the inaugural Top 40 Under 40 list. And, look around your office. Do you have any young folks who deserve some recognition? If so, there’s always next year.
Know the product. Don’t fumble through it or roll your eyes when talking about the technology. A few contractors did that when I was getting bids a few months back, and it made them look like they were stuck in the past.
It’s important to remember that not every member of today’s youth fits the “millennial” mold. There are good kids out there. And, while finding these gems may take time and effort, the payoff is often well worth the investment.
More than a few U.S. Representatives came out against the DOE’s recently proposed 92 percent AFUE nationwide residential furnace standard. That standard might be the worst idea since subprime mortgages.