Friday, May 26, 2006

Grampy Gets A New Job

I just found out yesterday that I got the job I've been talking about here for the last couple of months!

Starting June 12, I will be working as a computer repair instructor at the local vocational school in the adult education program. It's part time and a cut in pay with no health benefits, but I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth. We can transfer my health benefits over to my wife's provider. If I can find some freelance computer repair work in the evenings to supplement our income, we should be able to squeak by for another year. I'm taking this as an opportunity to learn some new skills and get some certifications that I've needed for a while. One nice thing, although I'm done with my duties on June 9, my contract runs through the end of I'll be getting double paychecks for a little while.

Thanks to everyone for all of your prayers, I'm sure they are what made the difference.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Quick Update

Well, I got the chance to interview for the job I've been talking about this morning. I thought it went fairly well, although there were a couple of questions that I sort of fumbled the ball on. A couple of those "off-the-wall" questions that always catch you off guard. "Recall an incident where you weren't able to fix a problem and how you dealt with it." What kind of question is that? I couldn't recall anything recently that I couldn't handle...drew a complete blank. I dunno, maybe that was good.

Anyway, I must have impressed at least one of the interviewers (there were four), because they called me later to schedule a second interview on Monday.

Keep praying folks, it seems to be working.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

May Update

I guess it's time for a monthly update.

My job search is sort of lingering at the moment. The job I mentioned in previous posts has not started doing interviews yet, but I've heard through the grapevine that my resume is one of those being given serious consideration. I've sent out a couple of other resumes, but none of those are really too promising. I'm also planning to start doing some computer repair work on my own, "be your own boss" type of stuff.

My wife is nearing the end of her work for the school as well, about six or seven more days and she's done for the summer. No prospect of a full time job, but she'll probably have some opportunities to do substitute work next fall...which she doesn't really enjoy too much.

My younger son graduated from college last weekend, he's now looking for work in the realm of newspaper and broadcast journalism or graphic design. There is also a possibility that he may be able to get a job working for the school as a graduate instructor.

My older son has been doing some substitute teaching, but that's about to dry up with summer vacation upon us. He's hoping to get a full time teaching job this fall, several good prospects and a lot of resumes have been sent out, but nothing definite as yet.

So...all of the members of our family are sort of in limbo in as much as the employment arena is concerned.

Your continued prayers on our behalf would be appreciated!