DS and FDiL have had a difficult time of it all recently. His workplace started messing about not paying wages on time, earlier in the year, but the month by month delays carried on. Eventually, he was not paid at all for June and July.
Both sets of parents have brought each of them up to understand the need for emergency savings and this they had done. We all offered financial support if needed, still they endeavoured to deal with it on their own, (my heart just soars with pride at their strength).
Loving where he worked and where they lived, he hung on and hung on in the hope the financial problems would be sorted out. They weren't. Still he hoped and hung on, but was also wise enough to begin looking elsewhere.
In his line of work (the gaming industry), life can be itinerant as DS was about to find out. If you are a hard worker (he is), your reputation goes ahead of you (it did) and within a very short space of time, he was invited for interview. The new place has many people in it that he knew from his current work place, university days etc. He and boss liked each other, and an offer was made.
He hung on for just a few more days before accepting, as no financial information was forthcoming from his current place. He started this Monday (on more pay) but now has to drive quite a long way to and from work. As they are getting married early next year, they are not contemplating moving at the moment. He was finally paid everything he was owed, just before he left.
Well done guys, you won through in the end and karma is now taking you along another route.