I have been working in the heating and A/C repair and upgrade industry for the past 25 years.
I have been with the same company for 15 of those years and recently I told my boss that I needed to start thinking about slowing down.
My doctor told me that I can’t work 50 or 60 hours a month and I should not continue working as physically hard as I do. The doctor was convinced that I was shortening my life by continuing to physically exert myself at the age of 50 years old. When I talked to my boss and the owner of the heating and cooling system repair and upgrade business, he told me that he could put me in a position in the office at a desk if I was ready. All I had to do was say the word and he was blissful to put me in a strange position. I talked with him about the pay and found out that I would make around the same amount of money and maybe even a little bit more. The office position was more like a sales position. I could talk to commercial and residential clients about the things that they need and try to sell them on heating and cooling equipment. I could reach out to new purchasers and work on shopper relations. I even got to continue using my company truck. It sounded like a dream come true. 2 weeks later I stopped working out in the field and I took the position in the office. I still get out of the office from time to time to talk to customers.