on 9/11 I was working on Eglin, AFB as a network Administrator...I bought into the whole "terrorist" meme hook, line, and sinker. I cheered as we bombed all the brown people in the middle east. I wanted REVENGE!
I started figuring things out in 2008 and started attending our local RP meetup group. Then out of the blue after working on base for over 10 years, I was "laid off". Anyone that has ever worked for the Government knows it takes a real effort to lose a government job (I was actually a contractor not a govt employee but the jobs were essentially the same) ...so I guess I probably sent some emails on base that TPTB didn't like but either way it was bizarre when it happened.
I had received countless performance awards and certificates from the FBI for my superior admin support of local "terrorism" related conferences....I was making almost 100k a year, etc and all of the sudden..."my position was eliminated from the task order".
Since then I have been hired by 3 corporations and worked for less than a week at each one. ALL 3 said that "Corporate contacted them and said they didn't think I would be a good fit for the company and I was no longer needed."
I asked every one of them "What does that mean?" I got nada, nothing, just the standard....in Florida an employer does not have to have a reason to terminate an employee.
I'm working for myself now, barely surviving but have never been happier and felt more FREE! I LOVE not having a boss and enjoying every minute of every day.
"The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything."
Fight Club Movie (I think)
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