Living in the Midwest, we’re pretty used to changing weather. But seriously? High of 51 degrees on Sunday followed by a high of 10 on Monday? And a low of -1? Yep. Mother Nature is definitely showing signs of bi-polar disorder.
Her “issues” are wreaking havoc on 19 year old Chip’s new abode. Perhaps you recall he now lives in a trailer with his buddy. A very old, un-insulated, camper of a trailer. He’s coping by draping blankets on his windows, but nothing seems to be helping the water pipes underneath. The water inside is frozen and icicles are hanging from the outside. The professional pipe man says there’s nothing he can do until it thaws out. With as temperamental as Mother Nature has been of late, this could take a while. In the meantime, Chip comes home to take a shower and wash dishes. I’m not minding his frozen pipes at all.
In other exciting news, this week at the hotel we fired a person we hadn’t hired yet. A friendly, young, female had passed her first interview and was scheduled to come in for her observation and second interview. If we (and she) felt it was a good fit, she would come back for her final interview with the GM.
Understandably, she was pretty excited and tweeted all about it. Her first tweet stated she was so happy to have gotten the job at <our hotel> and could tell her old job goodbye. Using our hotel name may have been her first mistake. It flagged our media personnel to look into it further.
Her second tweet told all her friends in not so innocent terms, to come f*** with her at the hotel, and she would hook ’em up with some sweet discounts.
And just like that, her chance at a job was over.
Being the good mom that I am, I showed my 15 year old daughter the tweet. She finished reading and proclaimed, “I’m guessing she didn’t get the job…”
Thank goodness she sees the bigger picture. As soon as I hunt down a son or two or three, I’ll show it to them. Not that they’ve posted things they shouldn’t be proud of, but so they WON’T post things they wouldn’t be proud of in a few years’ time.
It’s a way different day and age than when I began job hunting. And it’s made me think twice about what I post here, even under a pseudonym.
This one just made me laugh….