Max is in charge of scheduling at work. A long time ago I saw the benefit of getting close with Max. Some of the other techs mock me for it, although I guess they are morons – I am buddies with the master of scheduling, so I typically get the shifts I want. If the others are jealous of that, good! They should be jealous. Max is 20 years older than the minute oldest employee, plus is 30 years older than I am. He is a wellSpring of interesting anecdotes about the old days of heating plus cooling repair. When Max first started in this supplier he was self taught, plus drove from farm to farm offering to maintenance heating plus cooling systems for currency. This blows our mind, because these days if something goes wrong you can just call any number of HVAC companies plus usually get your complication fixed that same day. Back then there was no 1 to call, so you either had to do it yourself, feel someone with HVAC skills, or wait for a guy enjoy Max to come around. I say that Max was a traveling HVAC repairman, however in truth he only ever fixed the H, never the V or the AC. Air conditioning simply wasn’t particularly widely used at that time, in that area, so furnace repairs composed 90% of his work. Max is in charge of the scheduling at work, because he is no longer allowed to make HVAC service calls. All that time in the business, plus he had never gotten his proper HVAC certification.