Thursday, February 10, 2011

Got A New Job!

My world had been turned upside down and unfortunately I haven't had time to blog in the last week. . Last Friday, after 12 years of service my company terminated me. Posistion elimination. That was at about 1:00 pm, I started my new job at 2:00.

I loved my company for the first 10 years; lived the life that others only dream of! Made tons of money, traveled the world and was excited every day to get up and go to work. And then 2 years ago, we experienced a change in leadership and it was downhill from there for me. I did the best I could to hang in there. To have a stiff upper lip and to endorse the new regime. In the last 6 months, I started really praying that God would deliver me from this place that I was convinced was killing me softly. You see, I couldn't up and quit because a> I'm not a quitter and b> Mister has been a stay at home dad for almost 3 years now. I couldn't leave my family in a lurch. And who in their right mind leaves a well paying job in this environment? So I prayed. And I prayed and I prayed and I prayed. And since the beginning of the year, I prayed even harder. And Friday at 1:00, my prayers were answered. I was fired! Canned! Finito! And I couldn't have been happier! Of course at first, I was a tad bit emotional but by the time I got home, there was nothing but peace in my heart and a smile on my face. God had answered my prayers. Can I get an, Amen?!

I received a very generous severance package which will keep us afloat until Mister is able to secure employment. He started his job search on Friday at 1:10pm and has had tons of positive feedback! Has one offer on the table and other great interviews scheduled! I know that God has great things in store for him!

Oh, so what's my new job? That's right, I did say that I started my new job only an hour after losing my old one. Are you ready? ....... Wait for it....

I have entered the realm of the SAHM! That's right, this career girl has put up her heels and traded the BMW for the SUV. I am nervous as hell but excited all the same. Officially 4 days into it , the kids are both still alive, I've made a casserole and the house is on its way to getting in shape.

Thank God for answering my prayers! Now, let's just pray that I don't inadvertently burn the house down or teach the kids new grown up works that I was known for spouting off at the office.



Mary said...

Isn't it amazing how everything just seems to work out? Hope everything turns out for your hubby.

Nicole Golden said...

You crack me up!!! Bryant and I talk about you and Chris all the time and how much we love you guys! :)

Vanessa said...

Jen I am stunned! I can't believe it... I'm sure it's a blessing in disguise but I know the past few months have not been easy. I hope things are turning around in the best possible way!