After Ted's second heart attack, his boss insisted that he return to work immediately, even though he was on disability leave, when he gave in thinking 'that they NEEDED him', he dropped the disability claim, and returned to work... two days later they laid him off, leaving us in dire straits.
Now he's unemployed AND with a pre-existing condition, after having lost the medical coverage both from his ex-employer, AND from having lost his disability claim, waiting for the next stress related heart attack to take him out.
Turns out that the turd he'd felt sorry for (thus returned to work early) had only called him back then laid him off in order to cease the disability insurance, because he's now done the same thing to all the other older workers... trying to cut his cost of paying rising health care expenses for older workers that could potentially fall in the traces (work-horse dropping dead in the field)
HEARTLESS SOB. All the guys were within a few years of retirement. What do they have to look forward to? Without warning they went from looking forward to full retirement with benefits to trying to meet their mortgage payments by cleaning tables at McDonald's?
As Paulette was so fond of saying: "What ken I say, Jac.? LIFE SUX ...Then You Die."
"Don't let the door hit you..."
Edited by Celandine (05/30/1310:35 PM) Edit Reason: ironic title
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