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this bread and milk routine is getting old
April 1, 2014 7:04 AM

I overslept for work, and my boss was pissed! He showed up at my door asking where I was, but when he saw my appearance, he bolted. I'm afraid I've lost my job; my family's concerned because I can't provide for them -- but at the same time, they've boarded me up in my room. They're considering subletting out some space to make up for my lost income, but that means my bedroom becomes storage space for their crap. I'm literally crawling up the walls. How do I get my family to accept me as I am and return back into their lives?
posted by GregNogSamsa to Work & Money around (12 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
You should talk to a lawyer who specializes in employment law and entomology. Depending on your local laws, it might be illegal to be fired just for having a few more legs than usual.
posted by Jaelma24 at 9:28 PM on March 31, 2014 [8 favorites]

First, pick up The Gift of Fear. Then, you might want to go to urgent care to remove the apple from your back.
posted by lilac girl at 10:11 PM on March 31, 2014 [9 favorites]

Write to your cousin Hercules in Brazil.
posted by brujita at 10:11 PM on March 31, 2014

Look on the bright side: it could be worse.
posted by homunculus at 10:34 PM on March 31, 2014

Change can be difficult to deal with. I'm sorry this is bugging you.
posted by cortex at 10:45 PM on March 31, 2014 [16 favorites]

I've recently heard a radio show that of someone who shared your predicament; he found some limited success in correspondence with an American doctor of some repute. Perhaps listening to it will help you.
posted by Ed The Sock at 12:13 AM on April 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

Perhaps if you ferment your bread and milk rations, you can make something that will help you more creatively think your way out of the box. Best of luck.
posted by lilywing13 at 12:51 AM on April 1, 2014

Today, one does not necessarily have to leave the room to provide at least marginal income. Ask your boss if there is the possibility of telecommuting in some other company. You might have to take a significant pay cut, being in a position of weakness there and moving out of your skills, but if I'm reading your post right you're currently an excellent typist.
posted by solarion at 2:41 AM on April 1, 2014

Dodge those apples.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 4:22 AM on April 1, 2014

It's the gluten in the bread, dude!
posted by mareli at 6:48 AM on April 1, 2014

Oh man, there's nothing worse than a family that just walks all over you, and treats you like vermin. I'm guessing even the cleaning lady doesn't respect you?

You're a victim of a horrible plot, in my opinion.
posted by Sunburnt at 8:07 AM on April 1, 2014 [3 favorites]

Is there someone in your family you can try to get on your side? A sibling, maybe?
posted by kewb at 1:31 PM on April 1, 2014

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