Funny Morning. Little difficult child got his first day labor job today!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DDD, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    The phone rings at 6:15. Not a good sign, lol. It is difficult child (the AS,SA,ADHD etc kid)
    and he is all excited. The Day Labor company has offered his a job for the day. He has pretty diligently been going there at 6 AM each morning and it has been a no go.

    Well......he needs me to drive him to work "please". I smile as I say "be right there".

    OMG, sooo funny..the job was TWO towns away. He was anxious and proud all the way and I'm thinking geez how much time and gas is this costing me. It took 25 minutes to get there even with my heavy foot. Guess it will be 25 minutes bringing him home too.

    He hasn't got a clue that it will cost me more in gas than he makes working. on the other hand, I am proud that he stuck to it until he got a hit. Here's hoping they don't want him five days a week. I'll have to get a supplemental job to pay for transporting him to his labor job. :bigsmile: DDD
  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    I hear ya! Congrats! Eventually he'll find something better, and closer. :)
  3. Truthsong

    Truthsong Guest

    Congratulations to your difficult child!

    I love your attitude about this. I'm sure the confidence he gains from this acceptance and experience will far outweigh the amount you spend on gas. You have a generous and kind heart. He is lucky to have you.
  4. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Excellent. It's pricey but it's an investment in his future independence.
  5. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Guest

    I would be happily driving him, too!! Congrats!!
  6. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Congrats! Often after you get the first job and do a good job then you get more offers and can find ones closer to home. I am glad that he stuck with it and wants to work!
  7. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    Good for him :)

    Made me smile - Danny will be 27 in March - doesn't have a driver's license OR a car - SO or I still shuttle him around occasionally - only change now is that he will fork our for gas :)