Though I'd start new thread, as a lot of the problems I was having in the first one seem to have resolved. He's out, bathing, doing chores, etc...only problem (at the moment) is the job. Son called and was getting in the shower and then to go get his friend to go to a job fair held at a local book publishing company. There are customer service, production and warehouse positions, temp, seasonal, part-time and full. According to his friend, who's mom works there, they take applications and drug test all at once. He thinks he'll pass. I think I’m more nervous than he is. I’m worried he won’t pass the drug test – but by the same token better he fail now before he’s hired than later and get fired for it and then have to put that on an application down the road. And he'd have concrete proof that it has more negative effects than ticking off his parents. I’m worried he will get the job and not be able to handle it. What does he know about factory work? Nothing. Warehouse work is hard work with a lot of heavy lifting. I’d be shocked if my kid (who’s 6’ and about 130 lbs) could lift 70 lbs. Customer service? Well he has computer skills…but no people skills. I’m worried he won’t get hired which will lead to a melt-down. He has no experience and God only knows how many people will show up for this or how many openings the company has. At least they are going early. It’s from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and he is getting in the shower at 8:30. He told me yesterday that when he worked at McDonalds he put in one on-line application, they called him and hired him. Bing, bang, boom. Only job he even applied for. I think he thinks finding a job is supposed to be that easy – which is why he gets so upset when it isn't. I sat down with him last night and told him that, even if the job fair goes well, chances are they won’t hire today but will call later and to put in some more applications. He, of course, responded by asking me for money. He makes me crazy! I told him yesterday that I’m just tired of money, money, money. He can live without money. I know he’s bored and wants to go hang out or buy something or whatever…but it’s tiresome! I told him I didn’t see it happening. He asked why and I said, “At this point mostly because I’ve said we weren’t giving you any more money. Learn to take no for an answer.” And I went to bed. My God this kid needs a job just so I don’t have to keep saying, “No.” and he’ll have his own money!