The summer is nearly over. School supplies are already on Wally World shelves. The twins’ baseball is over for the summer.
The twins want to play baseball in a fall league. They asked me to coach the team again; I’m not sure that is a good idea. I would love to do coaching again, but it might conflict with my job.
I was offered a job a couple months ago. I didn’t take it. It would have not allowed me the time to coach my team. Oh sure, the job came with a few pros as well as cons. I was very familiar with the job, the company, and the management. I worked there 15 years ago.
When I left the job, I might have said something I regret. I told the managing partner; when he got rid of his partner, I would come back. I might have used some construction language, I really don’t remember. I do remember I wrote a letter of resignation (without construction language). My ex- employer (Fred) still has it.
Over the last 15 years Fred has reminded me I said I would come back. He called a couple months ago to remind me of what I said.
Fred: Hey Monner, (he doesn’t really call me that) are you still working selling yarn?
Me: Yeah, 5 years now, its going great. (I didn’t want to tell him I was fired by my wife and daughter.)
Fred: I need to talk to you about a job coming up.
Me: Wow, that’s interesting, its most likely not going to work, I’m coaching baseball.
Fred: You are coaching baseball?
Me: Yeah, I’m pretty good at it. Some of the kids even like me, and ONE parent actually told me “Good job!” I think I’m going to stick with coaching.
Fred: I will call you when the season is over.
I was okay with that because I was not going to tell him when the season was over. I’m not sure I want a job that pays exactly double what my construction job pays me now. Yep, I said double.
What if one of the local high schools call and offer me a coaching job? It could happen. Maybe a college and pro team. I think I could get a good reference from the parent that said, Good job!”
Fred called again. We are having lunch Friday. I think Elaine told him she had fired me.
Our crazy lives!