I work in a sheet metal factory all day and I perform a lot of physically exhausting labor.
Sometimes I don’t want to get up off the couch when I finally get home from work. My wife understands when I have days like this. I had a day like this last week. Friday was a busy day and we had to fill an order twice as big as usual. I was missing one of my regular crew members and it hurt badly. I didn’t have the right guys to handle the work and we were behind at lunch time. I snuck out to my car to smoke a marijuana joint and one of the new guys saw me outside. When we came back into the building, I pulled the guy to the side and I warned him to keep his mouth shut. Even though marijuana is legal in Seattle for recreational use, I am not supposed to be smoking marijuana at work. The sheet metal factory is right in downtown Seattle, but I still can’t use marijuana. This place is a very dangerous area to work and I am not supposed to be under the influence of any drugs or alcohol during the day. I don’t consider marijuana to be a drug, but the bosses do and I knew I would get into trouble if the new guy started to blab his mouth. Thankfully the kid looks like he will be loyal. It’s been a few days since that happened and he hasn’t said anything to my boss about marijuana smoking.