He was late x 2. Cellphone alarm did not go off Saturday. Instead of setting another alarm, he set the cellphone alarm AGAIN last night. He's the type that needs to learn the hard way. Manager claims he was not at pep rally (new store, opens tomorrow.) difficult child says he was absolutely at pep rally. Claimed family emergency made him late today because he didn't want to say malfunctioning alarm twice in a row. Didn't have proper number to notify them he was running late. He was very upset, practically in tears. He called manager back and asked him to reconsider. Manager told him to call him tomorrow morning. I'm trying to detach, but I am having a very, very hard time doing so. This is just the thing I was talking to TryAgain in the other thread...my mood depends on HIS emotional state. I knew that him being fired was a definite possibility, but so soon? This has hit me like a ton of bricks. And since he is now probably jobless again, of course the same old story will come up...did you apply for any jobs today, Mike? No, I have no motivation, I can't sit still, I can't focus, blah, blah, blah... I am so very sick of it all. But of course that's why I'm here.