utahcountyute, you're absolutely right. Helping a person out of hard times
is all well and good, but risking him poorly influencing more impressionable
people would be stupid.call_me_ishmael, one of my high school
coaches had a brief drug history, and as a result lost his job, relocated his
family, found employment in entirely unrelated fields that he hated working in.
But he did it all willingly with a clear goal of saving his family and working
his way back to legally and rightfully being able to return to coaching.
He's finally gotten back on at a high school in a very lower level capacity
until he proves he can be trusted there. It's not an easy road, but he
knows he brought the problems on himself. He, just as Max, was not the victim of
his circumstance; he caused it. It will be up to Max, not anyone else, how he
responds to it.
Piling on is a penalty, isn't it?
call,Really not a good idea for a drug addict to be around youth.
Don't you think? Just a thought.
The whole thing is very sad. At a time when an individual may need support more
than any other time in his/her life, in the United States, we fire them from
their job. As people lose their job, they usually lose their health insurance
and access to health care. With no job or health insurance, access to treatment
can disappear. I have seen people go through similar situations as
Mr. Hall is facing right now. One person who I know was able to keep his job,
great support from his boss and coworkers, and is doing incredibly well. I have
seen others who have lost work and support who have then spiraled out of
control. These are very difficult decisions for employers to make - I
understand that. Compassion can go a long way in helping people through hard
times.I think that we as a nation need to reconsider how we treat
people in these very trying times.
We knew this had to happen. There is no way a high school could allow Max to
keep coaching its' young people. You have got to set the example,
especially when you work with teaching/coaching teenagers.
Tradition Spirit Honor
When people do things that are not very classy, like stealing and illegal drugs,
losing one's job is often the result.
Unfortunately we all knew this was coming. I truly hope this is rock bottom for
Max and that the rest of his life stays on an upward trajectory. Not just for
his sake but for that of his family.
Time for love fest deux...Let's get those filters warmed
up...love ya Maxi
The other shoe has dropped.What next for Hall?