I never thought in a million years I would ever see the day when I would be laid off from my job. I loved the people there, the family-like atmosphere, the whole bit. So when my 2 bosses were ready and waiting for me Thursday morning to drop the bombshell, I was shocked. Absolutely. Totally. Shocked. I just never saw it coming. And like many other people that have experienced this, all I could think of was, "How in the world am I going to find another job in this economy? Don't y'all know what the unemployment rate is?"
So, I gathered my stuff in that lovely white box, and walked out the door. Cried like a baby when I got in my car and called my husband. Barely kept it together when I called my dad. Prayed to God that His will would be done, and that we could make it.
In the back of my mind, I was already thinking that I would wait until next week to really hit the pavement to find a new job. I knew I wasn't in a great state of mind having never been in this position before. I needed time to compose myself, and not get emotional when I thought about what had been lost.
But I thought I ought to call just one person that I knew--someone that was one of our vendor reps--and see if she knew of anyone who might be hiring. Turns out that she did, plus it was for the same company that I've been working for, just at a different location. I called her to see what she was looking for...then promptly got called in for an interview. Amazing, right? :o) I wasn't counting on that at all.
So, I go to the office, meet with the agent, and after talking for an hour, I've practically had a job land in my lap. But I was nervous, though. The hours are a little less. The pay is a little less. The benefits are a little less. But you know what? We'd be able to make it. I'll be doing the exact same thing that I've been doing for the past 5 years, just with a new boss. I call that a God thing. :o) He knew exactly what we needed before we asked, and He provided. I haven't been able to thank Him enough.
Thanks to all of you for praying, for commenting...we have appreciated it so, so much! All the praise goes to Him!