Friday, August 17, 2007

Jobs

Last Friday J FINALLY got a phone call from a Man who wanted to hire J very very much. He was trying to get into a window installation company based out of the R city. All week long he played phone tag with this Man and the Company Man even talked to a friend of ours and told him to tell J to keep trying to get a hold of him... he really wants him!! So, Friday, they finally connect. And Company Man tells J that he is not the one that actually hires and fires so J needs to go up to R city and fill out an app. *grr* He so could have mentioned that when he spoke to the mutual friend and had him pass on the "keep calling" message. J, slightly frustrated but in desperate need of something drove to R city a week ago to fill out the application, then on his way home was telling God that three months of no job and only little side construction jobs here and there just wasn't cutting it as far as our bills were concerned. He had two companies saying that they needed him and would hire him, but it would not be for a month. A month on top of three isn't good. He told God he really needed to hear something THAT DAY. A couple hours later dearest dad called and said that the HR guy at his company had just popped his head in dad's door and asked him if J was still interested in the job he applied for at the beginning of the year. Uh, yes. Dad said they would be calling this week to set up the interview. Both of us thought that was cool because, while the interview was not set yet, we had heard from someone on it and had more of a deadline. Wednesday afternoon rolled around the HR guy called and set up J's interview and drug test for the following morning at 9:00. Woo hoo!!! J called me around 9:30 on his way home to tell me that he starts MONDAY!!!! God is good. He has been good through this whole learning experience and has been by our side. We are giving Him all the praise for closing the doors He wanted closed and opening the ones He wanted opened. W town is half the distance that R city would have been and the work is not as taxing on your body and Alstom/Pre-Heater will be training him on PROGRAMING CNC machines. That is the one thing that he has been hoping to learn as a machinist. How cool is that?? J said he is completely and totally ready for the transition from outside construction to inside, easier on your body. I stand behind him 100% on that one! It is hard to stand by and watch him come home absolutely beat and wiped out after two days on a roof. And from time to time the kids and I may tag along to W town with him and spend the day with Grandma!! Very fun! :)

6 comments:

Bug and Eye said...

I am doing the happiest of all happy dances for you right now!!!
Praise the Lord!!!
My verse today: "Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever" Psalm 107:1

Mrs. Guthrie said...

Good verse :)

mira said...

YAY :) that right there's what I call a testimony!

Mrs. Guthrie said...

Sure is!

Bug and Eye said...

so how's it all going?

BJ said...

I saw your name on PIA's Chatbox.
Just wanted to let you know I have a
Christian Chat Room. I hope to meet
you there.

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