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.

  1. I would rather write "than I used to be". It looks better to me.
  2. That is fake of me to write that, honestly speaking. Being humiliated the way I was WAS NOT in the past. It took me years to get over the pain of being so humiliated. I wanted them to somehow miss me and realize how dumb they were for firing me (and, yet again, my acts show how childish I might still be for thinking like that).
  3. Again, that was not the case. I did not plan to leave the company. I was invited to leave. Yes, I thought there would be a time (probably in December, 2019) when I would ask to leave, but my dismissal at that very time came out of nowhere and really messed up my whole life. I did not control any aspect of it as it seemed when I wrote that part above.
  4. I agree that losing that huge amount of money really put me down in a way I thought I would never recover from, but what really made me feel sad about the entire situation is that there are some people that are just meant to be vicious (and we must keep them away at any cost). I will not say I am the best person I know, but I would never steal someone the way that man did. I know if I am not reached by the laws of the men, then God will surely and sharply take from me what wasn’t meant to be mine in the first place.

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. 🇧🇷 & 🇺🇸