Chapter Seven – The Interview

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As I hung up the phone, I had the oddest sensation. You know the type of sensation that you get when you feel that you are being watched or when you see the red lights in your rearview mirror on the freeway. Maybe it was a mix of the two. All I know is that it was eerie, intense, and yet pleasant. Most of the times when I get this sensation, a feeling comes over me like I have been through this experience before. I don’t remember having a conversation about this topic, but I know this feeling.

“Hey, Joe,” says Scott as he walks into the office and interrupts my solitude. “Great weather today, huh?”

I look out the window and see that the rain is already beginning. The island is under a tropical storm watch and the clouds are ominous. “Yeah, great time to be a fisherman,” I reply.

Scott works for a construction firm here on the island, so the rain is no picnic for him either. “Yeah, I sent the boys home for the week to get rested up. It is always busy after one of these storms, you know with all of the clean-up and repair work,” Scott chimes.

“Well I guess these storms actually benefit you then, huh,” I answered.

“Oh, I don’t know. It’s good and bad. I like the downtime, but I don’t like the cash flow. I like the busy time, because of the cash flow, but then it’s too busy you know what I mean,” he asked?

“Not really. This time of year is just downtime for me,” I responded.

“Yeah, I guess so. Anyway, did you here about the new resort that maybe coming to the island? I may be in line for some big time work in the coming months if all goes well.”

“Really, I just got off the phone with a friend from the states that was talking about the project?”

“Yeah, I might need some additional management help, if it comes through. Would you be interested,” he inquired?

“I don’t know. I really don’t have much knowledge of construction. Besides with the business here, I really don’t have any time either.”

“Okay, I just thought you might be interested. I was talking with Zack and he thought that you might have some time in the coming months. ”


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