They was payin him to much, so they caned him. Much worse if they hire someone 5K more to do the same job that you do.
The picture tells it all. Two canes ain't for the debonaire.
@xenu01 Pectin helps jams and jellies set up (gel). With Jam if you use 1to1 sugar to fruit and boil up your jars&lids, you can cook the berry/sugar mix. Bring to a rolling boil, test until the jam shows three drops on the edge of a clean spoon when dipped in the rolling boil, turn off the heat and run into the boiled jars. There is a neat coffee cup without bottom which makes pouring the jam into the jars easy. Put the lids on snug (Tight and a 1/2 half turn back.) and place on a shelf to cool. If all has gone well the lids will pop tight, be depressed and you know that the seal is good. Those that don't pop can be eaten first. Note: this for jam/jelly only. Sugar is the preservative. Tomatoes and other veggies MUST have the water bath to kill the bad stuff.
She didn't seem to be between jobs. Her old boss should can her on the spot. Her new boss should say forget it. I fear for her..
Well, do you have a job or not?
If you are adventuresome, roll into a self-directed IRA and retain full control of your money. Of course you will have to learn about stocks, bonds and RISK. It also takes a strong Will and remember you are playing for the long run.
I am the grandpa in this scenario. My grandparents did not go college, one pair came off the farm to the big city and started a small successful business. The other pair learned stocks and investing and parlayed family modest bequests to self-sufficiency. All their 6 children were sent to college and graduated. The tradition continued with my parents. I and my university graduated wife continued the tradition. Since this traditional passage took place in the midwest, our education was not tainted by the east coast snobbery and in the midwest, the recognized Public Universities were the equal to the private east and west coast. On the west coast, in California the State Schools were/are the equal of the private. Times are different now. Somewhere the Phd became the rule and the BS & BA have lost their cache and nobody wants to be a working stiff (blue collar) anymore. It is too bad that Public Education is squeezed by the states and costs are out of hand.
Great play. I am a grandfather in this stunning commentary. My role is to keep the family cemented together until I die. My story is a private sector tale with the same ends in mind. I retired in 1985 with $102,000 which I put into a self directed IRA and vowed to go back to work if I ran out of money. I haven't yet. My rational; house paid for and children all educated at my expense. It would be nice to know what happened to their G&G's wealth.
When will you stop being rich and become wealthy?
@nonasuch WELL, SPEND A DIME TO MAKE A DOLLAR. The best advice I can give is - make an inventory and find out what you have; you may find out that old rug has value. Then make an appraisal or have one made if the stuff turns up to be good, but beyond your ken. Then the tough part comes. Find an honest dealer or dealers and sell what you find that you don't want and if the other stuff is nice, give it to good will. Toss out the junk.