So my oldest was here a couple of weeks ago. The new corporate owners of his business wanted to charge full price rent for him to continue living over the business and they wanted him to take out a half a million dollar renter's insurance policy. He moved back home to help out around here financially.
They suspended his apprenticeship because he was going to school. He was still working about 30 hours per week, AND they hired a new apprentice. Then they decided to give the girl his hours and put him on call status. They had written him up for refusing to go on calls at night during National Guard drill weekends.
After almost a year of doing his apprenticeship, he's lost everything. If he wanted to switch to a new place, he'd have to start over from day one and do a completely new apprenticeship. I asked if he had other issues around there and the answer was no. He was Johnny on the Spot for them. He was told it was about saving money. Now he's so fed up, that he just wants out and is going to contact a VA unemployment rep to see if he can receive unemployment and next term he's going to take classes online. He is looking for a federal job or to see if he can go full time active duty National Guard and get a day job working for them. Nice way to treat a veteran.
Honestly, I think if he gets out of the industry completely that he should get a JAG attorney and file charges against those assholes. They are also planning to put a crematory in a residential neighborhood next to a school. I'd like to go to the next PTA meeting and let them know, as well as pass out fliers to people in the neighborhood. I think the people trying to sell their place would like to know what that will do to their property value. In my twisted mind it would be nice to see their shitty karma come back to them when they're trying to convince neighbors that nothing could go wrong with a crematory and that the possibility of mercury emmissions is nothing to worry about for the kids on the school playground. Just venting because I'm so irritated and I'd like to see this group of people learn to treat others better than they have.