Since I had to wait till Oct. 17 to start my job with Sanjel, for the last two weeks I have been in FL with my family, staying at my parents' place. Sanjel flew me out to San Antonio, TX today in order to start my one month training. They paid for the flight, hotel (Marriott), and picked me up in a Lincoln Town car. Not bad treatment for a new hire, especially in this economy.
On the ride over, I was telling the driver about my recent situation. He said he was very impressed that I would do what it takes to provide for my family. He recounted how his friend, who is out of work, refuses to take any work beneath him, like driving a taxi, and is content living on the government dole. This same friend also occasionally comes to the driver asking for financial help. This account, unfortunately, characterizes many of the currently unemployed.
That's all for now. Just wanted to give an update. I'm going to head out to the pool and jacuzzi for a bit.