BabyBoy's current position was terminated this morning. He is heartbroken, because he was trying so damned hard. But he is a bit of a smartass and I guess his humor was unappreciated. Plus he pissed off someone from corporate headquarters several weeks ago by not being at the Front Desk (he was a desk clerk at a flea bag motel) when this person wanted into the office.
Except Gary (the brand new manager) had given BabyBoy permission to lock the office and make a couple of walks around the property each shift. It allowed BabyBoy to have an idea what was going on (flea bag motel = hookers and drugs) plus it gave him a little exercise. Of course Gary will not defend the kid, so he is now jobless.
His work history is not the most stellar. His last job sounded great on paper, but he ended up working almost no hours and receiving very little money - just enough to pay gas to get him back and forth to work. So he was unable to save any money or move forward. He's done summer work. He's lost more than just this current job. (Although he was not fired - technically, so he will be eligible for unemployment benefits).
It just doesn't make any sense. He had been part time (32 hours a week) for several months, but the last few weeks he has been working 40 (or more) while training his own replacement.
He spoke with a Navy recruiter last summer and then with an AF one in the spring. He was all set to join the USAF until allergies in April/May sent him to the doctor who dianosed allergy induced asthma. He had asthma as a child, but has not had any problems in YEARS. It is possible that he could make it through basic training with no problem, but if he had one.....
I am telling myself that this will just bring him something better, but it sounds hollow even to me.