In spite of L's drama and, well, just plain spite, M got the job working as a receptionist in her dad's office for the management company that handles the main reception area. He is very excited and starts on Monday 30 hours a week. He will be answering phones, photocopying, filing, a little scheduling, all the general junk that you start with as a receptionist in an office. He was interviewed by the woman that L told him was a B. He said she was a little uptight but he liked her, and "she'll be my boss and she hired me so that's ok with me." She told M that she had spoken to L's dad, and he told her that it was up to her whether she hired M, that he was worth a shot, and that if she had to let him go for any reason that he wouldn't be involved or upset in any way, it was their business. I'm not sure how L came up in the interview, but somehow the lady told M that L had been a problem when she had done some work there as L kept talking to and keeping the lady's immediate subordinate from getting work done, and wouldn't stop when the lady talked to her several times and had asked her to stop. Whatever the extent of that story is, M understands that he needs to deal with it as he is M, not L's brother, and he needs to keep all the rest of it private and not let L influence him or them about his work. I am still so ticked off at L I can't even begin to tell you. I just can't and won't take her negativity anymore. We will buy M some nice clothing for his birthday and feed him a good dinner, and L won't be invited. She is just not on my good list right now, and it's going to take a heck of a lot more than her behaving herself at a family dinner for me to feel comfortable with her for now.