Iâve just heard on Sky News that Christina Schmid, widow of the RLC bomb disposal expert Staff Sgt. Olaf Sean George Scmid has been made redundant from her job. As we all know, Staff Sgt. Schmid was cruelly killed while quite literally making safe his last bomb, on his last official day of Afghan duty. To describe the man as a War Hero doesnât do him justice; including the bomb that took him out he personally dealt with 65 IEDs. If ever there was a better case for a posthumous bravery medal then Iâve not come across it. But thatâs not the point of this post. It seems to me to be utterly cruel and incredibly inhumane, that on top of the grief of losing her husband Christina is now without a job and has a young daughter to support. Iâd imagine that at the moment sheâs still caught up in the shock and daze of having to deal with Olafâs death, and working will be the last thing on her mind until at least the New Year. But my God, how cruel and wrong can it be, that she now hasnât got a job to go back to when she most needs all the help that she can get? Iâve been listening to this articulate, brightly intelligent and determined woman on the news all week, and canât help but be moved by the heartfelt and immensely self-controlled tributes sheâs been paying to her husband; itâs almost like sheâs become his personal battle-standard bearer, such is her respect and devotion to his memory and deeds. It makes you feel proud to be British; we donât just know how to make great men and soldiers â we know how to make great girls too. So hereâs the point of this post: Arrse is a wide community and between us we all must have a broad range of business, professional and work contacts and skills. Are there any self-employed forum members out there? Any company directors? Any ex-Squaddieâs whoâve done okay for themselves and can pull a few strings? Anybody who might know somebody or have contacts that can get Christina a job, if and when sheâs ready to return to work, in her own good time? I havenât a clue where Christinaâs based or what her profession is, but sheâs clearly a well-spoken, professional woman and a great communicator that would be an asset to any business. I just think itâs disgraceful and appallingly bad luck that sheâs now out of a job, and Jesus Christ this shouldnât be allowed â not at this point in her life and with all thatâs sheâs given to our country. Iâm hoping and praying that when sheâs had time to grieve and is ready to return to work some public-spirited and wise individual will give her the great job that she so clearly deserves. If there are any budding Richard Bransonâs or Lord Sugarâs surfing this forum then please do the decent thing and make a space for Christina in your company â pull some strings because we owe it to her and her husband. And the same goes for any senior government figures who might be taking a snoop; you say you support the troops â well do so and help this brave widow get back on her feet.