I’m really having major issues at my job and I’m thinking about calling it quits. I became an HVAC technician almost three years ago and got my first job as an apprentice. I mostly fix gas furnaces for customers and sometimes repair forced air HVAC systems. I really was excited when I graduated from school to become an HVAC technician, but now I’m not so sure about it at all. My boss is the problem. He is absolutely horrible to me. He makes me work insanely long days without any overtime pay. He also makes me do the worst type of work and hardest tasks during our furnace installations. I’m never doing any of the fun stuff I thought I would and I’m prohibited to talk to the clients. I rarely get a moment to sit and only get a half-hour for lunch. Meanwhile, my boss is on the phone all hours of the day and sometimes I even catch him playing games during the workday. He takes one hour lunches and frequently leaves early to pick up his kids from daycare. Of course, I can’t say anything or ask for a longer lunch because he’ll holler at me or maybe even fire me. This is not what I had in mind when I imagined my first job. I know I’m nowhere near the top of the HVAC totem poll but this is practically slavery. I would like to eventually start my own heating system and A/C repair business but I desperately need more experience before I do. I know it’s better to just tough it out for another year. That way I can continue to learn, but my position at the moment is miserable. I have no idea what I can do.