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FrugalSon's Job Interview

February 7th, 2009 at 08:02 am



Went with FrugalSon yesterday to his job interview - they let me sit in. He did well answering their many questions. The lady has two more guys to interview and if he isn't chosen for this job his name will still be in their database for 60 days. This is a large metro hospital.

He put in for a cafeteria worker, housekeeping or floor care person. Pay is over $9 an hour plus uniforms and good benefits and 40 hours or more per week (he offered to cover other folks shifts).
Keep us in your prayers. I could see him making a good lifetime's worth of work here.

Later in the day I took both boys to the free AARP tax prep place. This time we got there by 1:00 - they close at 3:00. Again - we are too late. BAAAAH!

We WILL be there Tuesday at 10:30 - they open at 11:00!

Went and got cash out to do Angelfood this month. It's been awhile. I'll do their regular box and one of the meat boxes. With Hubster laid off this is a good deal for us.

There's a lot more going on behind the scenes about CashHappySon's life, too much to go into here, but the rest of the afternoon was spent doing some private detective work and other police related paperwork on his living situation. A domestic dispute with his now ex-roommate who's girl was one of the one's who stole the car.

Monday The Hubster and I are going to try and go with him to his court date - driving an uninsured and untagged car - $788 ticket.

The judge told him to get insurance on the car and a tag. Thing is? He doesn't own the car that he was driving (his side-job boss's) so that he can't follow her orders (even if he could he doesn't have the money or either job now). He went by himself to the last hearing. Perhaps if we go the judge will listen a bit to some of the facts.

I hate going.

I don't want to be one of those parents seen on Court TV trying to excuse Juniors actions. I'm not excusing them. Not at all. The little turkey shouldn't have been driving that car.

Because the title is not in his name - I do however wish to explain to her that he's not being belligerent or uncooperative when he says he can't tag & insure the car. She will likely (and well deservedly) suspend his driver's license.

Oh the joys!

Cost of accident report and police report yesterday on the stolen & crashed car he did own - $1.25 out of Mom's pocket because of course CashHappy's got 'NO Mun'ey!'

Did I mention I think they're going to give me my very own free assigned parking spot down at the police/court complex?????????? Maybe even a frequent visitor's pass???????? I'm kidding. But it seems that way.

Sheeeeesh! Before this I've never been to one of these places except to get married at the court house. Since he moved to that town I've been about 8 or 9 times now. I've told him if he gets locked up in jail not to call me because I'm not coming. Boo Hiss!

8 Responses to “FrugalSon's Job Interview ”

  1. oceansluver78 Says:

    I did my taxes for free at turbotax.com. Theres a button on the main page to have them done for free. And now most states will let you e file for free on thier sites as well , I did my state on the Virginia sate web site.

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    Thanks Oceansluver78 - I think that would work for FrugalSon's very simple taxes, but CashHappy did some money juggling this year that ?probably? requires the more experienced preparer. I will check it out though. Thank you.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    Hope your son gets the job!!

  4. anonymouse Says:

    No offense, but how old is your son that you had to sit in on his job interview?

  5. homebody Says:

    Same here Lux, you know I love you, but that definitely seems odd sitting in on a job interview.

  6. LuxLiving Says:

    I know you love me. He loves me too. Big Grin
    I haven't gone into it here too extensively but this is an adult male age 22 who has learning disabilities and has some issues that always need to be discussed with those who hire him so that accomodations can be made for his issues.

    I asked before we ever set up the interview so they knew I was coming and what we were dealing with. It's always going to be a necessity for someone to go with him to hire-ons.

  7. homebody Says:

    Aahh, that makes a lot of sense. What a great mom you are! I hope he gets the job! I should have said that earlier! Just rushing around to get to the bank before it closes. I have rolled change to deposit!

  8. LuxLiving Says:

    Me too - it's a miracle that the kid is able to do what he does get accomplished and the fact that he can drive was a major accomplishment for him. He has what is called pass-thru learning - he can have the instructions today and tomorrow it will appear to be a blank slate and the instructions have to be repeated.

    If an employer doesn't know this it can appear as if he is deliberately not following instructions and major frustrations appear for the employer. But, once he gets it, it's his and you better not change the rules on him or it's back to the drawing board. Big Grin

    My major concern was the size of the place and that if hired they give him time/assistance to learn his way around. The job he's up for does give additional training because of the size of their campus. (This issue is the only one I really spoke up on. The rest of the time I remained pretty much silent, except to say that he's never taken a sick day in the five years he's been working.) The main point of my going was getting him to the hiring office which was in the basement corridors of this hospital which is a rat's maze - I know because I used to haunt it as a kid as I dated the hospital administrator's son.

    FrugalSon's a good person, a hard worker and may never be able to live on his own. I'd like to see him advance to his highest ceiling of employment and stay at the same workplace.

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