My husband lost his job in May of 2014. His boss was kind enough to give him two months salary to give him time to find another job. His last check was July 15th and he still didn't have a job. He still had his side job which helped, plus my job...but it definitely didn't pay the bills. We worked some things out with our cars and get this...the mortgage company called us to refinance our house so we could lower our mortgage because the VA rates dropped! So we didn't have to pay our mortgage for a month.
He had filed for unemployment on July 16th and has been sending resumes like a mad man but was not receiving any calls back. I kept telling him to just hang in there...either his side business was going to keep building (which it started to) or something was going to come up.
The last week in August, the IT person that works at the office I work at, turned in his resignation. I called Erik immediately and told him to get his resume in asap! He did. Now here is where fate and God's Grace comes in. The manager called Erik within an hour of getting his resume but couldn't get hold of him. She asked me to confirm the phone number on his resume. IT WAS THE WRONG PHONE NUMBER!!! He had the correct number on the screen in front of him, but when he sent it pdf, it had a different number! He had sent out a couple hundred resumes and was more than qualified for the positions, but not one call back. Now he knew why. I gave the manager the correct phone number she set up an interview the following Thursday and he was offered the job on Friday...just a little bit less than what he was making, but not enough to really hurt us.
Not only that, but now because he is an employee he doesn't have to be on my health insurance, so that's almost $800.00 a month we'll be saving!! He gets health, dental, vision, life insurance and a 401k!! The man is on cloud nine!!
He'll be keeping up 5 clinics and our business office. Going to be a busy man but a happy man! He will have his evenings and weekends mostly to himself unless an emergency comes up. It's going to be a REAL job! He won't be wondering if he's going to lose his job on a daily basis! Oh...and we can work the same hours so we can ride in together! We can switch off cars so less milage! Awesome!!! :-)
I just love seeing the twinkle in his eye again! He looked so handsome this morning. Like a kid on his first day of school.
We have so much to thank God for, we don't even know where to begin, but I feel like it could never be enough.
Take care and God bless!!