LOL ... you're not one of those who, like me, actually looked forward to SOS
for breakfast, and mess hall corned beef at supper?
Funny what the service will do to you/your tastes. I also ate well trading
up for cans of C-Ration "scrambled" eggs ... a little Louisiana hot sauce,
and my shaker of combined garlic powder/salt and pepper, was all I needed
for a gourmand breakfast, relative speaking.
Liver and onions with seconds at lunch. Same again for dinner. And sneak
into midnight chow for more. Why they bothered with liver is beyond me,
most folks hated it. Coffee picked up from the mess hall at 7am Saturday
still on the hot plate at 7am Sunday. Standing a spoon upright in it was
But, I'll pass on the chicken. Somebody in the Pentagon or Congress must
have owned a chicken ranch.
"snipped for brevity"
My son was just away for a weeks brigade eercise with his reserve unit.
Long story short - apparently now "hard rats:" have cabbage roll dinners!
Who knew? Almost enough to make me want re reillist.
So, will you offer her a job? The link also had a story that
she was hired back. Hmm. In the US, I have been employed
for the last 40 years by a variety of companies, some large,
some small with the understanding that I could be
let go at any time. I was laid off twice and decided
that was it and went off on my own. Best decision I
ever made. I have my own hours and make a fair wage
for what I do.
SWMBO has a brother-in-law who was laid off at
the mill twice before he could reach a pensionable age.
Went off, got a job that he loved, now is in retirement
in Florida. Not sure if he missed that old steel mill
job or not. Face it. Job's are NEVER permanent. Unless
you are some sort of high-end professional like a
doctor or lawyer. You will always be subject to
"redeployment" at anytime. Sad fact of life.
The alternative is the French and other European
country systems. You can't layoff anyone in France
unless you give them a LONG lead time - like 6 months!
Guess how much productivity goes down during that
Bottom line - be prepared for surprises in life. Didn't
John Lennon say: "Life is what happens when you're busy
making ther plans?"
The difference is between "fired" and "laid off" or (I hate this one)
downsized is that if you are laid off, a future employer likely will not
think twice about it, other than maybe thinking about if you get called
"Fired", on the other hand, has some very negative connotations that, in
this case, a young mother, may have a hard time getting around for a while
to get another job
I won't even make a guess as to whether the managers made the right or wrong
call, based on policy, but I do wonder why the hell it took THREE of them!!!
I've had to fire a few guys in a prior life as a boss....never once did I
need "help" or backup.
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