Monday, June 16, 2008

Personal Stuff

I don't write a lot of personal stuff on this blog, but I'd like to share something wonderful: My hubby got a job and is starting this week! I'm so glad. He has been unemployed for a little while now... no, I correct myself... a LONG while now. It has been so incredibly frustrating and depressing. At times I just wanted to sink into my own self pity. At times I did. Last week an employer found my hubby's resume online and called him. They hired him after a short interview. Praise God! The background check will clear by Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest and then he can start. He has been fired in the past for ridiculous things between last summer and this summer. He has been hired three times in the past year. Three times they fired him. The first place was full of people who were using illicit drugs and pornography in the bathroom. They fired him for not being fast enough. I admit we were both relieved about that particular firing. It was a godsend of sorts. The second time was in December. He was hired about a week before my brother killed himself. We flew to Florida and Paul took time off. He called three of his managers and told them he had to leave and would be back as soon as he could. His heartless boss said that he told no managers and fired him. Right before Christmas. Right after Sean's death. Then the most recent place Paul worked at once before for less than an hour. He was there for the orientation. They never sent him a paycheck. But they fired him this time because he "knowingly lied on his resume"... saying he never worked there before. Technically he did not. But they still had his paycheck in human resources and it said he had worked SIX hours. They said they would reissue the check. They never did. How frustrating!
I'm just so thankful that this door is open. I'm praying that it stays open. I'm prepared to throw my body in the way of the swinging door to keep it from closing again! UGH!

12 Comments:

Candi said...

That must be so frustrating. Praying this is the right job for your husband!

Monica said...

Congratulations on the job. I'm praying that it works out this time!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Congrats to your hubby on the job!!! We'll be praying this one works out! We have TOTALLY been there/done that with the job hopping thing. Thank God the Military can't fire people (easily anyway haha). Let us know how his job goes!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Oh that sucks the way he lost those jobs, and so sorry about your brother. That must have been a very difficult time for you all.

I am so happy to hear about the new job! Congrats to your hubby! And can I say been there done that with the hubby not working. Mine currently isn't either. He has his own business but it isn't getting eny work right now and hasn't since january.

Kelsey said...

Congrats! Im praying everything works out!

Jenn said...

I hope everything works out for you guys and the new job! My hubby has had a job ever since he got out of the army but he works from 7-7 and on sat morns too and has to make calls on sun morns and has a work phone 24/7 and it rings 24/7 too, meanwhile he gets paid crap and anytime he says anything about how at other companies in the same job as him people make 25-40,000 more a year he gets well this is SE KS like he should say ok and shut up about not getting paid right because he lives here. I can't wait till he is done college and can get a different job somewhere they will pay him for the hours he works.

Tiffany said...

Congratulations! What a relief!

I am sad about your brother. How heartbreaking. I am glad your man was by your side through it, no matter what happened with his job.

I pray this is THE job for him and you don't get jerked around any longer. T~

Lisa & Gerald said...

Tell him best of luck!!!

Overwhelmed! said...

I'm so glad that your husband has been offered a job and I hope it's for a great company. Getting fired can be so demoralizing, even if it's unjustified. Getting laid off can be as well. I hope this job boosts your husband's spirits, and yours!

Take care!

Overwhelmed! said...

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CanCan said...

Aww, congrats! I can't wait to see what happens next, eh?

Sarah said...

Congratulations to Paul! What a blessing! I will pray that God will bless this job, and that Paul is happy there! I pray that this will be a great job for your family, too...so you can work on #2, as well! :)~lol

Sorry for all the frustrations, and testing you and him went through over the past year! Hopefully this is the right direction for you two!