My little brother had surgery yesterday, and is on his way home today. He got a total of 2 plates and fourteen screws put in his arm. He hurts, but the surgery went well
Stepfather will be bumped tomorrow. He tried to file a grievance but it was denied. He is the only one that was working in his household.
Funny, my mother was consoling me when husband was laid off, 2 years ago now. And. . . now it seems to be my turn to do the same for her.
It hurts not only watching my family go through this, but other families as well. My mother and I were out and about a few weeks back. We decided to grab something to eat at a local place. The older gentleman behind the counter was new, and just learning how to take orders. If you have spent your entire life around the aircraft industry like I have, you know an engineer when you see one. There is just something about these guys that sticks out. I felt awful for him. Here is was, close to retirement age, having a kid teach him how to work at a fast food restaurant after working years to get were he was before being laid off. But then I was also proud of the man. He found the work he needed.
We are seeing more and more people like him in our community. And I am sure you are seeing it as well.