When I first started working at the local HVAC store, I had one goal in mind. Sure it was a somewhat simple job and had flexible hours, but it was just too slow paced for me to be honest. It is not a very sought after job to say the least. I stuck with it though, because I wanted to get a new HVAC system myself. I did not have enough money to get a new high end system, so I thought that an employee discount would help my chances. Not to mention the extra income. A month ago my entire HVAC system just stopped working. I went to change the thermostat but it did not even turn on! Because it is summer, I can get by without an air conditioner. During my favorite season of winter however, it would be quite dangerous to not have a functioning furnace due to extremely low temperatures. I live in a climate that goes through all four seasons and I like the change of scenery every few months. Knowing that I would need a new HVAC system within a couple months, I decided to start working here at the store. But, the employee discount turned out to be smaller than I had expected. Only five percent of the employee’s purchase is discounted. Because the unit is high end the amount discounted may seem like a lot, but when comparing to the overall cost, it really is just the tip of the iceberg. I hope I will be able to afford the unit when the time comes!