Intentions of the Holy Father for April

Ecology and Justice. That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.
Hope for the Sick. That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness.

Summer Jobs - Take the Money and Run

I've applied for a couple summer positions, and decided finally to apply for one with the pool company that employed me through high school and college, and sporadically since then. I have a good history of managing pools with them, and they've re-hired and -certified me before. I haven't worked with them since 2003, but just this past summer I was looking at their website.

This time around, though, nothing came up. At least, not at first. I couldn't find their website anywhere, but then I found some disturbing blurbs in the Post, inter al. Play the YouTube video below for a pretty good summary.

Whoa! That about blew me away. I found another story in which some interviewed Eastern workers said that it had been a great place to work as lately as 2005 or 2006, at about which time the company gained a new CEO or president, and perhaps owner(s) as well. That makes me feel a bit better. It still stinks.

I've put in a call to one of their competitors, a smaller, family-owned operation, and will put in more calls to other pool companies and restaurants in the next few days. Coincidentally, if anybody has any other ideas for summer jobs, please let me know.


Anonymous said...

wow. that's just great. what a shock. welcome to America

His Handmaid's son said...

That's just it, isn't it!?

I love America, for better or worse, because it's mine. I am proud of her, dopey though she be at times. I love Maryland more, because she is more mine, and I am more hers. I love Montgomery County even best, because it's where I'm from. It's my terra firma. I am proud of these places.

My love and pride of my country makes me detest people who shame us, who make us look like creeps.

I hope our government finds and severely punishes those people who stole that money from hardworking young people.