Every once in a while, there are some pretty good perks to being an HVAC sales person.
I got 50 lb of steaks from a butcher one time when I went to fix his commercial AC and Refrigeration unit.
Another time, I was at the bakery working on a commercial boiler. The bakery gave me free donuts for a month. Recently I was at the donut shop working on a commercial heating problem. The owner of the donut shop called because the commercial heating system was not working overnight. There was no one in the shop overnight, but the owner arrived the next morning and temperatures were in the ’50s. That was a very good sign that the heat was out overnight. I was the technician assigned to the commercial repair. Honestly, it wasn’t really a very hard or difficult repair. The biggest issue was reaching the area where the repair needed to be made. It was a small space and there wasn’t a lot of room to work. I called someone at the front office so they could bring part to the donut shop. I wasn’t too far from the shop and I knew that the parts guy would be able to bring things more quickly. I sat down at a table to write out the bill and estimate and the owner of the donut shop brought me some fresh croissants that just came out of the oven. The croissants were filled with cheese and the sweet flavor was absolutely delicious. When I was finished repairing the commercial heating system, the owner of the donut shop sent me back to the office with two dozen fresh donuts for everyone at the shop.