Well, one person's bad luck is a fortunate turn of events for my son. He's been without work for months and months. His unemployment was going to run out soon and things looked bleak. Then he got a phone call from an old friend, someone he used to work with many years ago.
Seems as though, as his old friend told him, that a certain guy just got fired because of having failed a random drug test while employed at a certain company. My son heard about it before it was really public knowledge and he went there and put in his application. He had put in his app many months before as this is the type of work he is skilled in.....but they had hundreds of applications and probably pitched them since at that time they needed no one. He was hired on the spot. They are probably breathing a sigh of relief to obtain an experienced worker and he's breathing a sigh of relief to be part of the work force again.
So thanks to a good friend and the bad choices made by someone else, he's once again employed. Its a dirty, hard job with no luxuries. In the winter, its worse than ever.....but its a job and he's elated. He once again feels like he's a contributing member of society. At least he doesn't have a job as bad as t-paper in the cartoon, but its a dirty, strenuous and dangerous profession...... he mounts tires on vehicles and that includes semi's. A lot of the work is done outside in the elements. Some of these tires are bigger than I am tall. You can understand why the company would have to be reassured that their employees are thinking with a clear mind.....can't have the wheels coming off while going 80 down the expressway, now can we.
Hopefully this will be a good year for me and my family.