Well, as fate would have it, 3 days after I got my “new” truck I was dismissed from my job. This all occurred after receiving my yearly eval. stating I did good work and was getting a modest pay increase for being a diligent labor bee. My son was ill the 2 days after Columbus Day (we were off because of the federal holiday) so I had to take off then, then had a Dr. appointment right in the middle of the day which I’d informed them about earlier.
Soooooo…what arrives via EMAIL yesterday was “separation” papers listing “Job Abandonment” as the reason. (Despite recently even being diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder Severe (with suicidal tendencies) and doing my job well even afterwards despite this). The last nail in the coffin is that Virginia is a right to work state meaning I basically have no recourse against the company and the way they worded it has set me up to not even be able to receive unemployment…..
Suffice it to say this is one of those times that (for me) heading out to the shop doesn’t help. Now I’m strapped with not only my mortgage but also this truck payment and potentially having to work at Lowes or HD until I can find another job in IT (which I really dislike anyway but it “paid” the bills).
Enough of my rambling…Just wanted to b** about it somewhere. (can’t even tell my wife or father yet). So if you don’t see me here anymore you’ll know what’s happened. I’ve enjoyed all your creations and bantor. You’re a good bunch of guys (in a non gender-specific use of the word).
-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."