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- Mar 26, 2010
Admire you volunteer to help these folks. I’ve tried to financially help this guy and another worker in same situation with the same client in Bloomington.Yes, you're only hearing one side. Probation is a pain in the ass but it beats the alternative.
If she's a felon then he can't associate with her. Them's the rules. The court doesn't care that she's his squeeze.
Meetings with his probation officer are part of the deal. That's done on a regular basis, and is scheduled. It's not like they're just calling him in willy nilly. As long as his employer knew ahead of time about his circumstances and he's adhering to the schedule, I'm calling bullshit on the getting fired.
Community service is also part of the deal. Too bad he can't hang with his kids right now, but all he has to do is get the trash picked up or whatever he's doing and get it over with. The kids will still be there when that's done. Using your kids as an excuse to whine about your conditions of probation is lame.
I volunteer with substances abusers. They are given every opportunity to get their shit together, but most end up figuring out a way to fvck it up. The few success stories come from the ones who admit they fvcked up and take their medicine, no matter how bitter. That's what I meant when I said he had a long road ahead of him. It's rough to begin with, but eventually smooths out if you don't try and take any shortcuts.
Sounds like I am hearing excuses that aren’t valid. I am now guessing the missed work isn’t alway the probation officer. I do know the one I mentioned above has been experiencing illness due to the drugs they keep changing to stop his appetite for the bad drugs. And using as excuse to miss work. Maybe he’s lying about that.
Again, Good on you for volunteering.