Monday, December 07, 2009

The Job Has Been Approved! WOOT!

So I officially have a job. Well...I guess it's not official until I sign a bunch of papers with HR some time later this week. But today I received the call that the job offer was approved by all levels of approver type people and I'll be hearing from HR soon.

I cannot TELL you what a huge relief this is. This is - in my humble opinion - God rockin' a huge year of blessing. Wanna see?
  • I was laid off in January and took the summer off to hang with my kids.
  • I used my time off to hone my resume writing & figure out what I wanted to be when I grow up.
  • I only started looking for a job (for real) in August.
  • The average job search takes 4 months and mine only took a smidge over that.
  • I only used my "networking" skills twice - which all the outplacement people tell me should have been the kiss of death.
  • I applied to about 102 jobs through a myriad of different online job search engines.
  • I probably only got phone interviews for 4 of those jobs.
  • My severance lasted would have run out in this next January.
  • I've kept my house.
  • I've paid off all non-house debt.
  • I've been able to fund birthdays for two boys this year.
  • I've been able to fund a pretty decent Christmas.
  • I have been able to both tithe and give out of my surplus all year long.
  • Even when things looked bleak and my hope waned, I knew I had friends and family that would risk our friendships by letting us move in (if the worst case happened).
  • All the while, I received phone calls, emails, Facebook comments, etc., from friends, family and blogger pals telling me they were praying. Telling me it would work out. Encouraging me to never give up. I cannot TELL you how much that part mattered. If you prayed and encouraged me? I am asking God to heap huge gobs of blessings on you and your family.
I have been blessed beyond measure. I have been scared out of my mind at times. But God never left me. Even when I doubted and asked him just what the heck he was doing.

So God has rocked me a state job with some pretty cool people. And in a state agency that helps the schools. An actual job I like to do, in a city I love, for a company that I feel good about.

I'm not sure how many times I can keep saying God rocks. But he does!


C. Beth said...

Sooooooo freaking awesome. :)

Allie said...


Debor said...

I am SOOOO happy for you! And what a wonderful gift at this Christmas season - a little financial peace of mind going into a new year.

May God continue to bless you and the boys!

Jane said...

How in the heck did I miss this info???? Yay for YOU!!!!!!

b-dub said...

Good things happen to great people.