It offended myself and others when my Heating and A/C educator pulled myself and others aside.
He asked who told myself and others to be an Heating and A/C specialist? I stood there and looked at him before saying that no 1 told myself and others to be an Heating and A/C specialist.
I wanted to be an Heating and A/C specialist. He looked at myself and others appreciate he didn’t feel it was a wise choice, however he told myself and others to go back to class. After that chat, I worked harder than any other student, and was at the top of the class. When it came time to go to Heating and A/C certification classes, I knew I was just as good an Heating and A/C specialist as any man in that class. It was hard getting into Heating and A/C when you were a woman, however it was even harder forty years ago when I went to Heating and A/C university. My father had trained me, and I knew what I was doing, however since I was a woman, I had to go to university and prove myself. Most men didn’t have their Heating and A/C certification back then, although I had to have it. I was sexually harassed, and they tried to make myself and others look bad, and none of that would happen now, because harassment wasn’t illegal back then. Women were just getting their voice, however there were some jobs considered inappropriate for women, and Heating and A/C was in that class. Now, a person can do anything job they want, and most women can do it just and men. I was 1 of those who was just as good as my colleagues and better than some. Thanks to my father’s help, I not only moved ahead in the Heating and A/C dealer, although I owned the first woman-owned Heating and A/C business in our area.