Sweet (Work) Alabama
So, my employer is sending me to a layoff meeting next week in Bessemer, Alabama. Over 480 coal miners are being laid-off just as the current contract with the United Mine Workers of America comes to an end.
My job will be to help the miners with applications, knowing how many years of service they have, etc.
4 meetings on Dec 13-14, plus travel days on the 12th and 15th to get there.
Should be “fun”. It’s my first business trip of any kind, and layoff meetings where you meet the coal miners you serve each day is an important, eye-opening experience.
And no, I’m not taking a detour down to Florida, although I probably could.