So what next? June 1, 2016Posted by digitalbrownshirt in News.
So, as of about 9am this morning, I’m officially unemployed. Our company has been taking a beating similar to my own physical health over the last couple of years. Combined, it seemed like the time for us to part ways so I took a buy out option today. Almost 19 years and it ended with a couple of signatures and a handshake. Kind of bittersweet, but I really need more time to heal and working 10 hour shifts standing on concrete wasn’t helping. I’m eligible for unemployment and they won’t contest it so I guess that’s something new I’ll be experiencing. In 30+ years of working I’ve never gotten an unemployment check. The company also is covering me for health insurance for the next two months. After that we’ll go through Sandra’s job for insurance, so that’s covered. I see God’s hand providing here too. This wasn’t a rash decision. I’ve been praying about it for weeks, contemplating what I need to do versus what I want to do.
My plans for the next year are to increase my health physically and spiritually, and to find something that would be less stressful on my back, so a career change is in the plans. Maybe I’ll take some computer classes. I know a bit about them, it’s what I did in the Air Force in a distant life, but I’d need more to get an office job or at least something that doesn’t involve standing all day. Something close to home would be nice too. I don’t even care about the probable pay cut I’d take for most of the jobs I’d look at. I’ll look into vet hiring programs too. I’m not in a hurry though. My back reminded me this morning (probably weather related) that this is the right choice.
In the midst of this storm I remember God is great and He is faithful. I trust in Him completely.
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28