...and six back!
It's been lovely having Mr Ayak here. I only expected it to be for a few days. It now seems like it could be longer. It would appear that when he left Istanbul to fly here on Saturday morning, he had a row with his boss. The boss told him he couldn't take any time off. Mr Ayak told him that he had no choice, that his wife needed him and he had to go...and that he would return as soon as possible. This man has him over a barrel. He advanced Mr A's wages to enable him to settle some of our bills and debts, and Mr A has subsequently been working for him for nothing so he can pay what he owes.
Mr Ayak had been here only 24 hours when his boss phoned to say that he didn't need him to return, that business wasn't good (due most likely to the fact that Mr A generates most of the business anyway) and that Mr Ayak must pay the money he owes within the next couple of days. Of course Mr A can't pay him now and he's told him, to which the response was that he would take him to Court.
This is how Turkish bosses behave...I've blogged about it. I naively thought that this one might be different. After all he did lend Mr A money. But he had his reasons...Mr A is good at selling. No...he's better than just good...he could sell fridges to eskimos. Lending him money keeps him tied to the boss. Like most Turkish bosses, he's very short-sighted. They have to be in total control, and he would rather cut off his nose to spite his face by sacking Mr A, than give him a few days off. Bastards...all of them!
There's no work locally...there won't be anything till around the end of April/beginning of May..so I don't know what we will do. Struggle on I guess...like we always do.
It was a pretty awful day all round. Milly and Monty went to their new home, which left me distraught. In spite of strong painkillers my back doesn't seem to be improving
I'm fed up with whinging and moaning and I'm not going to write another blog post until I have something cheerful or positive to write about.....so it may be a while before you see me again!