My job title is "Mover." My job description? I move people out of where they live. Always for a fee. The reason is usually not that important. At least to me. I listen politely when who ever hires me tells me the "Why." Rather I attempt too. Usually it's self serving drivel that makes me want to hurt the speaker about two thirds of the way through. I try to mask that most times. Sometimes I succeed. Sometimes I don't. When I don't they tend to wind it up faster. Unless they are idiots. There is a lot of idiots in this world. That was never a surprise to me. What was surprising was finding out how many of them have money.
The people I move don't usually want to move. That's their problem. Usually, not always, but usually, they are squatters or something close to that who have pissed off their neighbors enough to hire someone like me. Sometimes it not the neighbors. It's a representative of some company, a company far downstream of the one who wants it done. Most of the time they are buying my reputation for success. They are careful not to suggest how I do it. There are still laws and a legal system. Not much of one but it's still out there. Sometimes I think it's more memory than reality these days.
Why do I say that? Because of the shit I and the people I work for get away with. Thats why. I also know that is just the tip of the iceberg too. I don't kid myself. I'm not the biggest predator out here by any means. Some of what I hear and see tell me that there are some serious monsters out there ripping chunks of flesh off the animal we called "community" and "nation" in school. Do I care? Sometimes.
Most of the time I am just trying to make it. I may not buy into the illusion that everything is going to get better. I see what happens in the shadows better than most. Does that make me better? I don't think so. You see even I don't like looking to deep in the shadows myself. There is some scary shit mutating out here. I just want to avoid it. I don't want to draw its attention. I know if there is people like me for hire than there has to be people who "Move" people like me out there too.