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5 DAYS(英文原版)

时间:2013-11-02 10:49:50  来源:  作者:Paul Sean  
简介:A unemployed family man desperate for work agrees to takes a job offered by a friend. What should have been smooth sailing on the first day of his job turns into a nightmare. Now he must fight for his and his family's life. Things will never be same....

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   5 DAYS

  Published by Paul Sean at Smashwords
  Copyright 2009 Paul Sean
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  Day 1
  Today started out the same as the days of recent past with me thumbing through the want ads looking for a job.   I have been repeating that same routine for some time now. My wife already left for work and our 7 month old son was still asleep.  Since I have been unemployed for the last 4 months it has not been easy for our family.  My wife though always tries to put on a good face and not let the stress wear her down.  She is a tough woman.  Her job alone barely covered our expenses, thank god at least one of our cars was paid off.  The other car was not paid off unfortunately.  We had to sell that car and ended up taking a bit of a loss on it as well.  But it was one less payment to make.  The piece of crap Wall Street scum pillaged the world and here I am stuck holding the tab.  At least my wife was praying for better days, I had all but given up.
  Five months ago I was a computer programmer for medium size brokerage firm here in Arizona.  Life was good.  But then the economy crashed hard taking a whole lot out with it, including my job.  The low paying jobs won’t hire me because I am over qualified and the good paying jobs are far and few between.  Makes me wish I would have stayed in with the Air Force, at least I can earn some money while bombing the snot out of some shit bag at 30,000 feet.
  As I was looking through the want ads, the phone rang.  It was Tyler, an old Air Force buddy of mine.  He asked if I was looking to make a little extra money on the side.  I exclaimed “Hell, at this point there is no side.  I’ve got no job so anything at this point would help me.”  “Well I guess I called at the right time.  We need a pilot to fly stuff for us into Mexico,” Tyler stated.  My curiosity was piqued. “What kind of stuff?” I asked.  “Heck that I know, I running the logistics of our operation, the boss handles the customers and goods,” he replied.  “Our clients ship all sorts of manufactured goods back and forth and expect confidentiality.  I know they send prototypes to manufacturing plants at some places, and the creators of those prototypes don’t want them getting out until they are ready for sale,” Tyler said.  “We have a few different planes and that’s why I thought of you, I remember your versatility with flying.  Our last pilot ran afoul of some FAA rules and had his license suspended so I need someone to start tomorrow.  Can you help me?”  “Heck yeah!” I said.  Tyler then proceeded to give me the details of where to show up the next day.
  I was too excited about the job offer that I forgot to ask anything about the pay, not that it mattered since it was a job.  I had to call my wife right after hanging up the phone with Tyler.  “Guess what babe, I got a job!”  “You did, where?” replied my wife.  “I will be flying for a shipping company.  An Air Force buddy of mine called after his pilot had his license suspended,” I replied.  “I will be flying back stuff back and forth between Mexico and here.”  “What kind of stuff?” she asked with a bit of a pause.  “Mostly prototype parts to manufacturers down there,” I said.  “Oh, ok.  I know how you love to fly.  This should help us out financially as well,” she said.  I told her how I start tomorrow and would need to be dropped off at the hangar.  We worked out the plan for the morning where she would drop me off and take the car to drop our son off to day care just before heading to her office.
  Day 2
  Today started out a bit differently then the last few months.  I got up early so I could get ready for the new job ahead of me.  I thought to myself that it was good I kept my flying license current as this was the only thing I had going for me now.
  My wife dropped me off at the hangar where Tyler told me to meet him.  Before she left to take our son to daycare I kissed them all goodbye. I told her I call her when I was done so she could come pick me up.  After waiting around for a couple of minutes Tyler drove up and gave me a tour of the hangar.
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