Cross fingers, light candles and do the chicken dance for Cory

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by DammitJanet, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I have told you that he made contact with Voc Rehab on his own in the attempt to get help with work and all that right? Well he went down there today to check in with his case worker and they talked. They are sending him to this really good ortho doctor to be seen about his ortho issues. Same one I go to by the way. Im thrilled about that. If anyone can help him, he should be able to...least I hope so.

    And...the other really good news and the one we need the crossed fingers for...they are attempting to get him a job as...A SECURITY GUARD!!!!!! at the local university here. University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Is that not some awesome news????? He would be riding around in a golf cart checking for stuff and breaking up drunk parties. He would make sure unescorted women got to their cars okay at night and stuff like that. He would be working nights.

    Of course, this is the unarmed guard because he cannot carry a gun because of the felony record. I think it would be a perfect job for him. He knows where people would hide He has so turned his life around and this would make him feel so good about himself. A real job that he can be proud of would just make everything complete.
  2. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Go get 'em, Cory!
  3. DazedandConfused

    DazedandConfused Active Member

    I'm SO pulling for him, Janet!
  4. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Simply awesome. I've got my fingers crossed. I'll light a candle if I can find one. Sorry, not up to the chicken dance tonight. I'm rootin' for him. DDD
  5. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Janet, that's wonderful! Crossing, lighting,and dancing that this goes through for Cory!
  6. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Im now hiding in my room. I tell his dad and he started out acting happy but then got all irritated and said well its JUST a security guard job...not that big a thing. Im like, excuse me? Its a good job! It will be a steady job that he can be proud of! His dad just smirked and said, well, he will probably blow it so dont get your hopes up. HUH? Shouldnt we be supportive of him and be behind him and notice how before when he had huge plans he was still a difficult child but now he is doing things the right way. He has done all these things on his own. I didnt have to even suggest that voc rehab was something he should look into. Yes I told him about it several years ago but he never took me up on it. I think this shows initiative. That he wants to change his life for the better. I dont think we should snicker at him and think that he will just fail at everything. That is so wrong to me. Why try if everyone always feels you will be a loser?

    I asked Tony why he felt his job was so much better? He is "only" a construction worker.
  7. keista

    keista New Member

    Body parts all crossed here!

    Maybe Tony wanted to be a security guard.
  8. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    I don't know what Tony's problem is but I've got fingers and toes crossed that Cory gets this job! It really does sound perfect for him!
  9. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Janet -

    Its a "guy" thing.

    Some fellows have this hang-up. They can't stand to be "passed" by their sons.
    Other fellows hang their kite-string on their sons.

    And its not just sons... my Dad stopped asking anything about my career, the day my salary topped his. Never again in my life has anything to do with my work been a subject of conversation with my parents.

    I agree - its just plain nonsense. But... I guess it depends on how you feel about yourself.
  10. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Body is a pretzel, praying, sending positive vibes and ju ju.

    Tony is afraid that he's gonna go being all proud of Cory and be let down again. It's that let down part he's worried about. We moms take it hard, but I think Dad's take it down to a whole new level. So better to not get too excited then he won't be disappointed if Cory can't handle it. Know what I mean??

    I personally think he'd be well suited for the job.
  11. Signorina

    Signorina Guest

    Great news!! Will keep you all in my most positive thought! Yay!!!

    (And I agree w Lisa-don't be too hard on Tony. He started out happy & then tempered it. Afraid of jinxing it with hopefulness, I bet.)
  12. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

  13. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Hope he gets the job. Maybe Tony is just afraid to get his hopes up.

  14. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I think Tony is also worried about how I will feel if I get my hopes too high and they get plummeted. But even Cory said, "It will be really great if I can get this job. I asked them if they thought I could because of my felonies and they said they had talked to them about it and they said they were willing to work around that. " But Cory also said that even if he doesnt get that job he is very confident that this place is going to work to get him a job that he is able to do and that they are going to get him the help with his physical problems.

    I so want this to be Cory's time. I think it is. I feel deep inside that change has settled into him like a jug of hot cocoa would settle into your tummy. Just warm you all over.

    Jamie and Billy are thrilled.
  15. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    I hope so too, Janet. After all the problems he's had, it would be so good for his ego to have a good job, one that he can do well without all the struggles with his physical limitations, to be able to provide for his family. And he did it all himself! This will be so good for him! Sending prayers that it all works out for him.
  16. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    I am praying, pretzeling, and sending many good vibes that this truly be Cory's time. -RM
  17. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Oh, Janet... We can always hope, right? :bigsmile:

    I'm doing the bead-rattling-juju-dance for him...
  18. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Guest

    My body is a complete pretzel and I am a bit of a contortionist so it is very pretzeled. LOL. I really, really hope he gets this!!!!!
  19. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    I'm so happy to hear that Cory is moving forward in his life. My difficult child is also working on bettering himself. He has applied at the local paper mill, and may be able to get on because his girlfriend's brother in law is a big engineer. I'm praying for Cory, please pray for Tripp.
  20. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Such great news! I really really REALLY hope this works out for Cory ... sending prayers/good thoughts..