Finally things seem to be turning around for the better for me. Last week I got the long awaited job promotion. I am truly thankful for my new position that I will start right after Thanksgiving. This month marks my 3rd year with my company and quite frankly, I didn’t know how much longer I was going to last in my current position. Last year my issues with my arm and having surgery and then recovering from surgery, hindered me from trying to post out because I didn’t know what to expect with my surgery. We had hiring freezes as well. It was just a huge set back for me.
If you’ve been a reader, you know that I’ve had a few direction changes in the past year and it’s been difficult for me deciding what road I was supposed to take. A lot of prayer, a lot of tears, a lot of depression later… I applied for this job on a whim. It was a backup to another position that I felt God was leading me to. So when things for this job I got started moving faster than the one that was my first choice…I was hesitant. I’ll admit… I said out loud “this isn’t the one that I want.” After having my panel interview (2nd interview) for this job, I decided to check my HR profile to see if the other position was still active…it wasn’t. It showed I was declined. No email was sent to me at all, still haven’t received one. Yes I was upset. But not too much.
Only because I had watched Joel Osteen that week and his message was about relying on God’s timing. And that even tho what we prayed for, we don’t think worked out, in actuality it is, according to God’s timing.
Sure the other position was even more money, and no on the phone contact with customers. That was my ultimate goal. The position I got is more money and 50% phone time. A move in the right direction. It’s also more responsibility and adds a ton of experience to my resume. And within a year I plan to be moving on from there. Charlotte is still my ultimate goal, but I am willing to use Raleigh as a stepping stone if necessary.
I’m really happy and thankful for this move. It’s less stress and more money. And although I have to start off with a much later shift than I would prefer…that also entails more money. And I have the opportunity to have a shift bid in January. So although things are still ridiculously strapped now financially, I know that in a couple of paychecks, things will start to turn around for me 🙂