J is on the hunt for a job and has a good prospect lined up! It is with a sprinkler installation company. I would like to say he sought this job out all on his own but it was his grandpa who kind of got the ball rolling. J will still have to interview well and then if he gets it, we/he will need to figure out how to get there. I know many of you will consider this enabling but I really don’t know what the alternative answer is? There is no bus, no train with in walking or even with in a riding a bike distance. Taxi’s are expensive. We live in the “garden” part of the “Garden State”…you know like horses, fields, little town center. He can’t be independent and get an apartment if he doesn’t get a job first and make money! It is a vicious circle these addicts get themselves into.
Getting a job without a license = HARD. Paying back the fine for losing a license without a car = HARD. Buying a car with no money because you don’t have a license or a car= HARD. Being a convicted felon and applying for a job = HARD. Put all of those things together and It seems virtually impossible. I understand how addicts can return back to the street just to survive. They need a hand up not condemnation for the rest of their lives. How does society expect them to get on with there lives when they make it sooooooooooo very difficult.
I get that there are consequences for ones actions but how do we expect change and then make it virtually impossible for them to achieve it?