My father has been delivering bottled water for 40 years in Huntington Beach with an independant company. Other than a few other jobe that is all he knows.
The company was just bought by Sparkletts. He is an independant distributor who technically owns a franchise but never had to pay for it. 40 years ago the company made it easy on independants by giving them 900 bottles to deliver. If you grew the business, which he did to 2700 bottles, you would be paid out if you ever gave up the franchise. A few years back my dads company made him sell off half of his route for a measily profit leaving him with about 1400 bottles. The economy and a firesale by the bigger competitors has dwindled it down to 11 hundred bottles.
He was told today at the age of 64 that he has 30 days. He can put in a resume to sparkletts but lets face it. They want young people who can move quicker. My dads strength is in dealing with people not hustling. He also hasn't been saving money due to 2 divorces and really has nothing for retirement. He does have a place to go without rent so that is a plus. Unfortunately he rents off of me now which will make me have to find someone.
Anyways if you could put in a good prayer for him it would be much appreciated.