>> Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Well - this I needed like a hole in the head.
Hubby is now officially out of work - all over ONE missed cell phone call.
His boss doesn't LIKE it when his employees don't answer the phone immediately.
It doesn't matter a bit that it is illegal to answer the phone while driving, rude to answer it while talking to customers, and downright dangerous to answer it while climbing a ladder or on a roof.
When the boss calls, the phone must be answered.
And ragging on him when he stopped by there at the end of the day wasn't enough either - the wife called to rag on him some more when he got home last night, which, predictibly, did not go well.
Have been responding to whacked emails from the wife all day - calmly reiterating that hubby did not come into work this morning because he was told - by his boss - that since he had missed the oh so important phone call, there was "no work for him today".
She insisted that he KNEW he had two calls to do today (neither of which are on his work orders - both he and I looked) .... to which I responded that we were running an errand but that he would happily do them when we got back.
We were about 5 minutes out of town when we received an email from her which said
I'm not going to debate anymore, I'm sure you need your health and continue your road to your objective, as I have to concentrate on hopefully a clean bill next week in oncology. If R. had still wanted to work for us he would have appeared today, where we had J. come in at 7 to help him with the 2 calls. We are way past the talking point now, he knew for sure he had calls today as did S. who booked them, M. who was told to stay home and J.who was to go with R. today. We ask that please everything be returned to us today.
At which point, for some reason, hubby decided that he was not going to go talk to the boss, nor was he inclined to do the 2 calls (since that would have required talking to the boss since he had no details whatsoever about them).
They have now apparently decided that it is all my fault that the situation escalated to this point:
R. is an adult and he doesn't need you interfering in his job.If anything your interference prevented him from resolving his problem.Make sure he knows he had a job if he wanted it,I will send M. over tomorrow to pick up the invoice book and Work sheets.That way we can determine what R. is owed, R. will have to pay M. for his service.Please mind your own business.and stop this from escalating into something ugly.I am sure R. doesn't know what you have done.He has common sense,L.
So - I guess hubby is going to join the ranks of L's competitors - most of whom left in similar circumstances.
Not at all surprising - but I wish to God they'd waited until after I finished my summer school stuff. I am scheduled to be away for 4 of the next 5 weeks.
But on the other hand, once he gets going, life will be a lot less annoying. And 100% of the income is a hell of a lot better than 40% and a whole lot of aggravation.
And I happen to have picked up a few things about SEO which won't hurt, either. Just keep your fingers crossed that hubby passed his licensing exam, will you? Should hear sometime in the next week or so.