So, I'm sure a lot of you remember that I was laid off a couple of months back. I worked in Quality on an Assembly line on second shift. Been working on the line since I first graduated high school, and I've been going to school off and on, more on recently as I'm nearing graduation. The job worked well for school hours, I had a good job, decent pay, etc. Well, inventory was too high so they laid the second shift line off. They called me last week, and offered me a vampire shift job, 5:45 p.m. to 6 in the morning. I wasn't real keen on it, but I figured I'd try it. I didn't realize it was in Die Cast. Yeah, it is cool on toys but it sucks ass to work in a place like that. So, I go in today and step into the 120 degree hell that is diecast. It's hot as hell, I'm miserable, and I'm sitting there trying to figure out how I am going to do this job while going to school. And finally I snap. I can't take it anymore. I'm not saying I'm above the work, because I've had a lot of shitty jobs since I've been working there, but I just can't take it. Esp. doing the monkey-push-button job some dumb noob off the street would be put on. I get a guy to take my place and I go to the bathroom and wash my face and look at myself in the mirror and ask if it is worth this. I go outside and call my parents. They tell me to quit, and that they'll help me out. So, I go back in and call the boss over and say "Look, man. I'm sorry. I hate to do this, but I can't handle this. I'm going home and I don't know if I'm coming back." He says, "I don't blame you. It's fucked up how they are doing this." So as I'm walking out, I see two guys I used to work with and they tell me that they are bringing the line back at the end of September. And I'm the only guy in the plant trained to do that job. So, I'm gonna go in tommorrow and throw myself at their mercy, and hope they'll bring me back with the line. I usually don't get crazy like that, esp. after ten years, but I'm thinking about all the times I went far above the call of duty (and pay grade) to help them out, I'm hoping they'll do the same for me. I don't know if I'll go flip burgers or something, but I really feel that I've been through too much bullshit to be miserable like that. So, I guess I just needed to vent. I should be worried as I guess I'm truly out of a job for the first time since I was in highschool, but I kinda feel liberated at the same time. I guess at the least, I kinda walked out on my own terms. So anyways, wish me luck, say a prayer, etc... And now KA has plenty of stuff to add to his Jiggles file.