I spent the great majority of the evening just surfing the web looking at different news sites. Man there are some seriously fucked up people out there. That of course is why I started thinking about a couple of the folks that work for me.
There’s this one girl that works for me, I guess I hired her back in October of 2006 when I opened the last store I had as a manager. She lives with her mom and siblings, her mom’s boyfriend, her husband who I suspect of being an illegal, and her three month old baby. She’s 18 or 19 now and the only one that works. She dropped out of high school to work. I guess because of ADD and the fact that she is a little slow, until she hit 18 they got a check for her disability from the government. Of course that stopped the day she became a legal adult. Now her mom is trying to get her to quit and go back on disability so they can get that check again.
What a load of crap. She tried to move out recently but I guess her mother got wind of it and told her she would call DFACS and have the baby taken away from her, so the girl decided to stay. Whether or not that would actually happen is a different story but it scared her into staying.
I think her mother wants her to quit because she is figuring out that the girl is saving money and will eventually leave. It took me several months but I finally got her to enroll in the stock plan we offer. With waitress pay it doesn’t deduct a hell of a lot out of your check but saving a thousand bucks a year for 30 years at 7% or 8% still adds up. This was the worst year I have ever seen us have in the 22 years I have been there and we earned 7.7%. Hey, but the stock just split again. That’s a damn good thing. Anyway, I have been trying to get her to also open a savings account near the store so that she can put five or ten bucks a day in it. At least that way she can save up enough to eventually move out. It’s fucking people like her free loading mother that just piss me off.
I keep expecting to see someone from her family amongst some of the folks that are out murdering and killing kids.
I have no clue as to why I am so morbid tonight. I have been in a pissy mood most of the day and shot out of there as soon as I could, picked up the girls early (boy were they pissed) and came home to basically do nothing. The girls both go to late stay after school. They really enjoy it and get mad if I pick them up prior to 5:30, particularly the oldest. I showed up at 3:30 today 🙂