Last Friday, Eduardo was told to call ‘Loco’ to find out where he was working on Monday. He did and ‘Loco’ told him that he would call him back. He never did and Eduardo didn’t work this Monday. He showed up to the office on Tuesday as requested and got assigned to a crew. He worked a full day on Tuesday, 6 hours on Wednesday and 4 hours on Thursday. You see a trend? Today, he shows up and the manager of the crew tells him he doesn’t need him. He asked his old manager to call Dave (the guy who hands out assignments) and Dave apparently wasn’t working today. He asked around and nobody needed a worker. He is coming home without work. Next week, he will likely be off 2 days for Thanksgiving. I can hope I am wrong but given the lack of work at the company, it seems likely. So the sum total of this discussion is that we are down a week’s pay right before the holidays. This means that I will have to call my Mom and officially tell her that spending extra money right now is just not in the cards. She actually suggested that maybe with the economy the way it is (we had a nice little layoff at my company too) it might be best to hunker down and sit tight during the economic storm. I am majorly disappointed as I wanted to go home and see everybody. Mom had even arranged Christmas such that we would have a chance to see everybody if we came up. Maybe next year.
Didn’t I tell you that my blog would be full of complaints if I kept writing? I warned you.