Dwight J. Dutton (titanic) wrote,
Dwight J. Dutton
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Too good to last

When I got made the supervisor of the security guard detachment at a particular company, I replaced someone who was fired without warning and with no indication their job was in any sort of jeopardy.

I never forgot this - and so maintained a one day a week schedule with my original company in the event they decided at some point to do the same thing to me.  In short, I never trusted them.

As it turns out this was an unusual act of foresight on my part. I was informed Monday morning that while I was still an employee of the company (to avoid an unemployment claim I suppose) they wanted me to commute to Bakersfield (it is 90 miles away).

Fortunately my original company can probably move me back to full time.  It would be a pay cut, but it would still be enough and actually a more pleasant job.  I can actually just reverse what I had previously been doing and keep working part time for the new company on my two days off.  It winds up being about 8 hours a week more on the job to earn the same money, but this is offset by the ability to do a lot of personal stuff at work now.  The supervisor position didn't allow for that.

If I hadn't maintained my backup plan job we would be in serious trouble now.  Fortunately I have finally gotten to the point where I actually do not trust anybody, and its paying off.
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