Mac wanted my to post here so I will. It's more observations than stories.
I drive through farmland every day to get to work, 4 small towns to get to a small city. I see billboards for get help stop taking opioids, support more funding for police to get rid of opioids, and an abandoned trailer home with the insides gutted and thrown all over the yard which has been that way for months.
Office people aren't quite as crazy so this is mostly about the blue collar workers.
Work is 95% white and probably 75% smoke cigarettes.
Weed is huge if you're <40. Several people have been fired for smoking on break and one skipped work to go to a weed convention in Michigan.
We hire felons, the ones I know of still here are grateful that we do and don't mess it up by doing drugs on company property.
Only heard of one person come into work drunk but plenty drink every day, or most days, of the week.
Hookers and strip clubs get brought up without provocation. One person was busted for hiring a hermaphrodite, one talks about how they used to go to Windsor Canada and get some, others used to spend all their money on hookers, another was happy to find out they could get happy endings from their massage parlor, and several talk about strip clubs.
Now hard drugs. I'm sure some here still use em but I don't know of any specifically. In the past we had 2 supervisors on opioids.
One was also doing someone from a different department in the bathroom and at her home even thought she was married and the husband knew. I think he bought her a car. He got fired but is back now a year later in a lower role seems to be doing ok.
The other got fired for not showing up cause he was too fucked up to come in. He got a second chance but lasted a week. Last I heard he moved south for a job couldn't get one and is now back in the area.
Another person was on meth, got fired, back a year later, fired for smoking weed on break.
There's been drug deals in the parking lot and probably inside. A bag of cocaine was found one day laying on the ground, handed over to police.
3 times now I've been here when the police come looking for some employee connected to drugs or a shooting.
That's all I remember atm.
Not related to work but a guy from high school became a hs teacher was caught having sex with student. Got 180 days in jail. Was brought back from an OD on coke I think after he got out. His gf, also from high school, who is a nurse still married him after all this happened.
Last edited by RTHKI (2020-03-05 06:12:44)