Ranger is unemployed again.
He agreed to a wonderful job with an energy company, with benefits and all, that was due to start in another month. The company had to let someone in another job go and hired Ranger in his place, with the promise of the bigger job in a month's time.
So, he started this other job with them. They put him on a project that their corporate engineers have been unable to solve -- and he was to learn the job and solve the problem in a week's time. A little ridiculous, you say? Yeah, I say so, too.
But he was trying. Busting his ass. Then, the news reaches him that his promised job, the carrot they dangled, had been given to someone in the company who wanted to stop working in the field.
He spoke to his supervisor about this. Sure enough, the carrot no longer existed. "So, what am I doing here? Am I stuck in this other job forever?" he asked.
"Well, you have to solve that problem. Soon," the boss said.
"But what if I can't? I mean, your engineers can't even do it."
"You'd better. We're not going to pay you until it's done."
You heard right. They are not paying Ranger for the hours he's put in until this impossible problem is solved.
So, he quit. He's thinking of clerking at convenience stores now. And maybe working on his teaching credentials.
I'm making a concentrated effort to stay out of it. He's a big boy and can wear his own pants without my help! Unlike Old BF....
So, here we go again. I'm weary of it, but I'm being supportive and not letting him see that.
12 hours ago