I recently started a plumbing apprenticeship with a heating and cooling company and on friday the plumber and I were on a job sight. The plumber sent me onto the roof to cut a hole in the colourbond for the gas flue. I suggested that i put the ladder on the side of the house where the roof was dry due to being in the sun and he said no, just put it on the wet side as thats the side I had to work on. Well, I guess you can all see where im going with this. Yep, I slipped on the wet colourbond and went sailing off the roof. Fortunately I was not injured at all [very lucky landing] and the plumber rang the boss to tell him what had just happened and he said pack up and go straight to the hospital to get checked out. When we finally got back to the office the boss and plumber jumped in the car and took off without a word and when they returned the boss took me aside and fired me on the spot. When I asked him if he would atleast recommend me to other plumbers he bluntly said no. I hope the a hole gets hit by lightning and a truck and everything else that has the potential to kill in an instant. I live in a country town where everyone knows everyone and even more so in industries so any potential employement with another plumber could be railroaded by this ass hole saying, "oh no dont employ him". Its not a fun position to be put in and I just hope I can still be given the chance by another plumber to complete my apprenticeship.