Construction Issues: why did the bricklayer I hired leave me?

The last three months of 2018 were not easy. By reducing all the mess my mother and I went through during those months to a “difficult” period of time, I do pretend I’m fine now (or, at least, better than I used to¹). But I am not.

Anyone who’s read at least one of my posts knows how I felt about being fired back in October 2018 and the alleged reasons why I was getting fired. The company’s reasons were unacceptable, but that’s in the past². Then, I had the bad idea of constructing a “house” for my mother and I to live in. If you asked me, I’d say I’m more regretful of having this idea than I did about leaving the company³.

I wasted almost US$3,000 on a bad investment because I was fool enough to trust our self-entitled “bricklayer”. He literally messed everything up: he wasted lots and lots of construction materials and he asked for a huge amount of money at once in order to pay the boy who was helping him (after that, I found out that the boy never got the money). After I paid him, he left me saying he couldn’t bear to receive orders from my mother. He was a liar through and through. He lied about his qualifications, and that made me waste that much money.

I could go on and on and list all the mistakes he made during the time he worked here, but I’d rather focus on correcting MY mistakes. I would NEVER pay that amount of money (at least, not at once) again, I wouldn’t even trust anybody when it comes to money transactions anymore, and most of all I shall not be that delusional to think I can do whatever I want with very little money⁴.

Tria. October 31st, 2019.

Tria. February 19th, 2022.



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Tria is currently 26 years old. They are studying Chemical Engineering and have just joined their country’s Navy forces. 🇧🇷 & 🇺🇸