Well, had an interesting early morning visit today.
The owner of the rooming house where I have been manager showed up at my door (he is in town from Dallas) and fired me.
I had asked him yesterday for pay. Novel concept, ehhh? Actually getting pay for efforts made and work done?
Today he fires me.
I got my room free as my reward for working here, but I felt, considering all I did, that I deserved some actual financial reward as well.
The owner apparently disagreed.
So, I have a personal SHTF situation going on.
This job took up so much of my time that I never had the time to apply for employment elsewhere, nor would I have had the time to actually go do another job. The owner did not appreciate that.
So, taking the time to look at my current resources and options.
The owner wants me to move so that the new manager can take over. He also wants me to train the new manager.
My immediate response to him "It will cost you."
Yes, I will train the new manager, but I will charge for my knowledge and time.
I will vacate this room sometime in the next 90 days---when I have made other arrangements to my liking.
In the meantime, I will live a life of leisure.
No more scrubbing toilets, no more scrubbing floors, no more cleaning or taking out trash, etc.
I will, instead, rise at my leisure, due some networking online, check out classified ads and network with those I know may be able to help me find other employment.
My main thing is to remain calm. Zen-like.
No panic or anxiety.
Calm is very definitely the word of the day here.
While I am regrouping...if any of y'all know of a job in the El Paso area (within 100 miles), let me know!
Ideally in agriculture or ranching with living quarters included.
Or, I can run a rooming house, cook for crowds (10 to 100), groom horse and dogs, doctor cattle, milk cows, brand cattle, garden (organically, please!) and many other skills.