The Saga Of Doc: In Which Shit Most Certainly Happens

…and at exactly the worst time

So, anyway, I pull into work today as I’ve done for the last 15 years, 9 months, 16 days and there, standing outside the front door is the owner of the store with my (and everyone elses) final paycheck in his hands. It seems that the Great Bush Republican Economic Assfuck has claimed another victim. The pizza place, she is closed down.

To be honest, I’m surprised he held out this long. Business has sucked heavily since January.

So, what shall this Simple Country Boy (who can ill afford to be sans paychecks) do? Well, That store closing does effectively double the delivery area of our sister store at Arden Way & Fair Oaks, if they want it. And our former delivery area does include our many business accounts, most of whom I have established great relationships with over the years. So…I could go to work there. I’ve talked to the manager of that store and she’s gonna float it by the store owner. So we shall see.

But just in case, I came straight home after cashing that final check and signed up for unemployment benefits. I haven’t had to do that in 21 years.

I also put in a couple of job apps at businesses near here, including the Home Depot that is .52 miles from my doorstep.

And I’ve revived a couple of writing projects that might be saleable.

And I have plenty of plasma I can sell:)


11 comments on “The Saga Of Doc: In Which Shit Most Certainly Happens

  1. Man, I’m sorry. :(
    You’re the 6th guy I know who’s lost his job this month.

  2. em_gumby says:

    That’s rough, man. Best wishes and support from Sophie and I.

    • Aye. Best of luck from both of us — we know just how much this sucks. I too got surprise-canned in May (after 9 years at the same place), so I’m in the middle of job search. If you are interested, I’ll be happy to send you links and book titles for the most useful information I’ve found out there.

  3. delazan says:

    Hope you bounce back quickly from this.

  4. rpmiller says:

    That stinks Doc. Best of luck on the job hunt front.

  5. jbru says:

    I hope your current state of joblessness is short, free from worry and beneficial to your dogs and garden!

  6. aota says:

    Wow that sucks. Hope things turn around soon. If you got a job at Home Depot maybe you could get the garden department.

  7. doc_mystery says:

    All the best for finding a better job soon. You have all those girls to feed, don’t you know!

  8. foxbat says:

    Ah man, that sucks! :(

  9. Shit that’s rough. Thinking good ’employ Doc’ thoughts into the ether. Here’s hoping there’s an opening for a job share at the Fine Wines, Gourmet Food and Comfy Beds Testing Labs.

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