Today was a "Mom" day. She wanted to go to the in-home concert so we stayed longer than our norm.
To fill the time I pushed Mom around in her wheelchair and we toured the facility.
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A half hour before the music show, mom was gassed.
Mom was pretty sharp today. She asked if Mrs ERJ and I needed canning jars for our applesauce.
As a matter of fact, we did.
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My Grandfather's estate was pillaged when he passed away. Waves of aunts and cousins roved through his house and garage grabbing anything they saw that was of value even to the point where the beds were stripped of sheets and blankets and books that recorded the family genealogy and history disappeared.
That left a bitter taste and I will cheerfully pay more than market value to forestall that happening to Mom and Dad's house.
My brother got fired this week
I cannot share any details about which brother or which industry/company/agency he works for, but he got fired three times this week.
He is a hard working fellow and stayed past quitting time on Monday to finish a job. He found himself unable to save his work at 6:30 PM so he called IT. They were not able to find anything on their end.
Tuesday he was unable to log into the computer. Again he called IT. Over the course of eight hours they determined that his name was on the list of people to be terminated and hence he had been frozen out of the computer systems to prevent malicious activity. His management assured him that he was not on THAT list. By his figuring that was the first time.
Wednesday his gate-pass did not work and he could not log into the system. His name had been moved off of the "to-get-canned-in-the-very-near-future" list to "Terminated" list. He knew enough about the separation procedure to realize that an error had probably been made. He had not been give an exit interview and his cardboard box to clear his desk under the watchful eye of security. Wednesday was a very stressful day for him. He counted that as the second time.
Thursday he had been moved back to the "to-get-canned-in-the-very-near-future" queue. He counted that as the third time.
By mid-morning today (Friday) he had been moved back to the "good boy" list and had full access to the software he needed to do his job. He downloaded Monday's work from the thumb-drive he had saved it to and told the boss he was taking the rest of the day off.
I have two take-aways from the event
Always have a thumb-drive handy.
His industry/company/agency is preparing for mass terminations given the chaos around finding his name and getting him "cleared"