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Sat Jan 25, 2020, 05:10 AM

9. Interesting

I had a Central Office job designed to help outside workers.
Good paying. I bought a Tandy computer for my kids and had
to learn how to use it. My first major obstacle was, what the
hell was "DOS"? I had to teach my kids how to start the computer.

We did not have keyboards at work, a new innovation shortly
there after. I locked right in and after a couple of years I mastered
macros. No fellow worker could use a computer but I could
macro!. Soon, 10 or 15 minutes after work started I was done
for the day, This dumbass was treated as a nerd and my fellows
hated me, and I tried to show them but just got blank stares.
Twenty-five years later I got terminated and thought nothing
of it. I got terminated because everybody did (most of them retired
already and never replaced). My phone rang off the hook .... please
help me, I can't do this was the cry.

I got a buy out under the stipulation I gave up my benefits. I snapped it
up. My wife had a good factory job and she loved it.

Well. free at last, except, right away. my wife's healthy company, almost
a hundred years old (in 2005) shut down out of the clear blue sky. We both
had 5 years before Medicare, had to pay for health insurance, tough
years but we made it. I love Social Security and Socialism.

Have faith

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