One of my employees, Jessie obtained the "Easy Life"
Jessie was probably the best employee I ever had. He knew everyone. No matter where we went in our work area, he would find someone he knew. Jessie never wasted a move. When going from the truck to the work he would stop and see what he would need and took it. The same when going back to the truck. While working, he would see and mention other possible work and always made up sells. Everyone liked him. Jessie was black (African American, Negro, whatever the proper term is now), but everyone just loved him. If you looked up personality in the dictionary, you probably would see a picture of him!
Last year, after a bad thunderstorm, the power pole in front of his house was hit by lighting. His mom called the power company to notify them at about 10:00 am. At about midnight, his brother came home and had to park in the street and walk to the house. When he stepped in a puddle, he was electrocuted.
The family (he, his mother, and his little brother) sued the power company. What they got was astounding!
Jessie told me he would never have to work again. I told him, it would probably be in the courts for years with all the probable appeals and that when it was settled, it would probably be in the form of an allotment that covered many years.
I was wrong. Last month Jessie's mother received $9.3 million, Jessie and his brother received $1.7 million - after taxes (the IRS got their money first).
Jessie, now 20, moved out the home and bought a Cadillac Escalade.
I found out that yesterday, Jessie was arrested with a very large quantity of cocaine (street value of $1 million), a small arsenal, and 21 other charges (including a shootout with the police). One month of the "Easy Life" set Jessie up for a long prison sentence.
I want the "Easy Life" but, I would find a better way!