Unexpectedly, you lose your job. (Or a loved one. Or something or someone important to you.) What do you do next?
Just a week after writing my “Why Me?” blog, I received a call about a warehouse job within walking distance of my home and hours that would work around my girlfriends schedule. Sunday-Wednesday midnight to 8:30am, now when I actually get there im hit with the “mandatory” speech. Mandatory 6 days a week doing 10 hour shifts.
The transition from couch potato to 6 day 10 hours really took a toll on me physically and mentally. The first four hours we pushed a broom through a small section of the warehouse with instructions to “look busy”, finally around 5am first shift would come and we could load the trucks. I would clock out at 10:30am head home and sleep until around 5 or 6pm. After four days I show up midnight Thanksgiving morning exhausted, the supervisor informs us that we could work 4hrs and be payed for 8 with hours worked after being considered holiday pay (time and a half). Me being so money hungry I decide to stay until 9:30am, but here comes my downfall. Instead coming home and getting some rest im up discussing Thanksgiving plans with my girlfriend, still with no rest I head over to my friends house and watch football all day finally leaving his house with just enough time to go home, change and head right back into work. Soon as a clock in I grab a broom and he ad to the darkest place I could find and went straight to sleep. I’m woke up around 2:35am by my supervisor who calmly says “thats a clever hiding spot, your fired”. Sheesh! Not even a full week and I get fired from the best job as far as distance and shift that I could possibly have. Disappointed at myself Im escorted out of the building. What do I do next? Well back to the drawing board, temp services and careerbuilder. At the end of the day im back on the couch watching ESPN thinking Why Me?