Stepson 26 got a job offer for more money...
His former employer asked him to help out with some catering work over the Rosh Hashana holiday. $150 under the table. Great… going straight to fixing his honey’s car, which is in the shop (whole other long, stupid story, she lent the car to her mother and it was returned broken, but she wont’ demand her mother get it fixed!)
Anywhoo, the woman told my step-son she wants him back and she’s willing to pay him more than what he’s making. He said he needed health insurance, She told him, go find insurance, and hand me the bill.
He said he wanted that in writing
She said she’d give him a contract
He said he wanted catering jobs
She said, Fine, how about every weekend?
He said, I have to work during the day
She said how’s 8-4? $22.00 and hour
His response…. I have to think about it
He told my husband he’s not sure he wants to take the job… because the woman who owns the restaurant is in her FIFTIES and he said he doesn’t know how much longer the place will be around.
The place has been around for THIRTY YEARS it’s a well known, established restaurant in a high dollar neighborhood and business is doing so well, she’s considering expanding. This is a FAMILY business, she’s second generation, where the hell does he think they’re going?
THEN he tells my husband… besides it’s too far from home!
A) “home” should not be a permanent concept to him right now, for him to worry about how far it is… you can MOVE CLOSER to your work
I drive an hour each way, my husband drives an hour and a half each way… and he’s going to tell us that a 20 minute drive is TOO FAR?
C) She is offering him a take home pay that is greater than what I am bringing home right now
His honey has decided that she’s putting off going back to work for another two years, because she wants to go back to school (she failed out of community college) so she found information on the COMPASS website about grants that she can get over two years which total $10,000 for her to get her degree at the community college.
If she’s going back to school, then he HAS to take this job, otherwise they’ll NEVER move out!
Isn’t it nice that she can have the luxury of deciding that she’s not going to work for two years, despite the fact that she has a infant to care for? Oh, wait! She’s being supported by Me, My Husband and My step-son!
I will keep you all posted. Taking this job would mean that he has the resources to get the F out of our house!
Tonight, I am making a nice dinner, pouring a glass of wine for me and my husband, cleaning up, sending my daughter to her room and over a glass of Chianti, I will explain to him how he should insist to his son, that he must take this job. No more excuses.