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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Sun May 20, 2012, 04:12 PM

6. It was (is) heartbreaking.

I was hired to go there, along with a lot of other Union carpenters (by business interests) to rebuild. This was shortly after Katrina. It was like a war zone. We worked 6-12 hour days. On Sundays, a few of us volunteered to help the people who couldn't afford help. That is where my career ended. My heart "blew-up" but after a few months and 4 surgeries, the company sent me back to supervise the end of the contract. I met some wonderful people there.
When I left, the ninth ward and many places were still devastated. The gentrification was sickening.

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