Job Search Update -- Me and My Guy
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Some of you read my earlier post from the first of the month sharing the recent disappointment that my DS lost his job.
Well, the situation has gotten a bit sadder as we try to sustain our happy home with little income from my p/t job. Jeff just learned Thursday that his unemployment benefits may not come through as we had planned. So we are bracing ourselves should we have to contest this decision and fight any denial of his rightful benefits due him after 6 years of service with this company.
On the brighter side, Jeff has had an interview and offer this past week for a commission-based insurance sales job. Selling has never been his thing and he's skeptical about the whole situation. Plus, they asked for $125 upfront to cover tests and insurance certification requirements. (Red flag immediately went up in my mind.)
Still, we keep looking for a better opportunity. My career before I met Jeff was in his industry--Information Systems/Technology. I still have many connections in that area via Facebook and LinkedIn. Through all these great links, I've been helping Jeff network in hopes that we find that RIGHT fit for him. It's a long, tedious process but a fruitful one, we trust!
If he can't find a great job, then maybe one will pop up for me! As luck would have it, in watching the public job posts for him, I discovered a work at home opportunity that is a perfect fit for me. Thursday I completed the online application. Today I had the first interview. It is all very exciting for me if it works out to my benefit! With my current p/t position at the church, in addition to another p/t position from home, I'll be bringing in a f/t salary.
Meanwhile, we continue to pray our novena to Saint Joseph the Worker, all the while trusting that the Lord will provide. Amen!
Thank you all for your prayers and kind thoughts as we weather this storm.