Okie=dokie, then. You have been unemployed for ten years and are in danger of losing your home. How is working in Burger King worse than living on the street?
(edited severely because I should not write these things when I am upset with someone else and haven't had much sleep.)
This is my sister-in-law.
This is my best friend. She recently got a job, and part of me can't help but wonder how long it will last. You see, her dad's a veterenarian, and she knows absolutely everything about dog behavior and how everything should possibly be handled, she's lived around animals all her life. So she got a job at a doggy day care. So far she's only a few weeks in, but I can't wait to see her hit the holiday rush and the reality of working with so much all at once and do what she's used to doing, only to have the company remind her repeatedly that they have different ways of doing things.
Don't get me wrong, she's a great girl, but she's very strong-headed. It's taken her seven years to get a full time job because she didn't want to work retail or fast food, she couldn't possibly look during baseball season because she had a part-time job at the stadium, she didn't want to work close enough to home that she could walk because she didn't like those stores, but she's had trouble with maintaining a working car (the family of 5 adults has, at most, two cars working at any given time), and she's the first to ask off work for things like parties that she wants to go to.
On the subject of the thread, I had a few today. Had a client earlier this week start an online file with us. We had a salesperson get in touch with him, but for various reasons in his past, we can't help him at this time. We told him so, sent him a copy of a form giving him the reasons we can't help him. This was on Wednesday.
Wednesday night he tried again to start a file online. The information he put in this time was incomplete, so as my job, I emailed him for a name and phone number for us to call him. I didn't know about the day old file or that we'd already been in contact with him, I just saw an incomplete file, so I did my part. I got the email back from him at about 6:00 last night saying that the web form would not let him complete it, please have someone call him.
There were notes in the old file that we had called him yesterday again to explain why we were closing his file. This was before the email he sent me. He knew that despite the slightly different information on the web form, his history would not change overnight and we would still be unable to do anything to get a file started for him. He has to wait several years and work on his issues on his own before we can help him.
I did actually apologizge to the salesperson when I forwarded the client's email to her. I knew there was nothing she could do, but in order to do my due diligence and because this was technically a new file request, I had to assign it out and she had to call.