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rank 5907
word count 18265
date submitted 17.11.2010
date updated 17.11.2010
genres: Fiction, Thriller, Horror, Crime
classification: moderate

I Once Held a Job

Jo Alex

Jim Scott loses everything. His quest for a new job leads to discovery of the truth from his own deceit and violence.


Jim Scott is a man with everything: a good job, a nice home, two great kids, and a wife who knows how to get what she wants. An engineer for thirty years with Acer International Jim suddenly finds himself out of work, and faces the challenge of seeking new employment. Jim’s quest to find a new position, leads to his discovery of the truth of his personal and financial life. Does he seek out the support of his wife and family, or does he seek retaliation for his situation?

Jim’s lack of support from his family by his own unwillingness to speak the truth of his situation spirals him out of control as Jim chooses to blame others for his circumstance. Jim believes he could recover his old job, by confronting his nemesis Brian Dugan. By exposing Brians’ secret to sell intelligence of a client Jim confronts his truth and his anger spirals out of control leading to workplace violence and the death of innocent coworkers. Jim’s confrontation is too soon. Was his fear of failure so great that he acted before the truth revealed that he in fact had a job waiting, if only he waited one more day?

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SusieGulick wrote 1237 days ago

You are totally fantastic, Jo!! :) How can I ever thank you enough for backing my memoirs/testimony book? :) God bless you. :) Love, Susie :) p.s. I just looked to see if I had ******-ed your book & it is ******-rated (6 gold ******'s) :) - could you please ****** mine, too? :) Every ****** -ing & backing moves our books closer to the editor's desk :) I want to ask you if you could please keep my book on your bookshelf as long as possible because I'm 12 from the editor's desk & trying to be in the top 5 to be chosen, by tomorrow, the end of November :) - I had a mini-stroke Nov. 10 with slurred speech for an hour & numbness of tongue still & over 20 smaller ones where I couldn't speak since & I"d sure like to cross the finish line of the editor's desk after 8-1/2 months trying on authonomy. :) Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me :) - I have lost 3 sisters to strokes & my last sister, Mary had 2 heart attacks earlier this year.

SusieGulick wrote 1247 days ago

Dear Jo, I love that your pitch prepared me that Jim might do something stupid & I was so surprised that it already started in chapter 9, going through chapter 14 - what action & detailed suspense & you kept me guessing of what he would do next? The culmination of chapter 15 was the clincher of his wife, Susan - what a write!! :) I have read in the newspaper where this has happened in several companies of laid-off disgruntled employees - unbelievable that anyone would do this & you have brought it to life. :) I have read, commented on, & put your book on my watchlist, to 24 hours back when space opens up on my bookshelf. :) I have also ******-rated your book :) - could you please ****** & back my memoirs book, in return? :) Thank you from the bottom of my heart. :) Love, Susie :) p.s. every ******-ing & backing moves our books closer to the editor's desk :)

SusieGulick wrote 1247 days ago

:) comment to follow after I've read your book :)