Ok, here we go. It's time for me to get a new job. I'm hitting road blocks where I'am currently, I can no longer grow within the company, I need something more challenging and I think I can do it. I have gained so much experience throughout the two years I've been here, I can apply for a bigger role that will bring more money and more responsibilities. I'm motivated to grow so I need a company that will allow me to grow.
*Applies for Office Manager, HR Coordinator and Office Assistant positions.
*Gets interviews for all three positions. Feels hopeful.
*Gets no call backs.
Ok, well... I'll continue applying in the mean time, its only been a month, I'm patient, I can wait.
*Current job becomes less challenging and boring, starting to feel trapped.
*Applies for Office Manager position for a Plumbing company.
*Gets call back.
Owner: Yes hello, I saw your application this morning for the office manager position, are you still interested?"
Enthusiastic me: Hi! Yes!
(we carry on an extensive conversation about expectations, pay, etc. I agree to meet, we meet two hours later.)
Owner: Hi! Im excited for this, I have so much I want to do with the company and I think you are great! When can you start?
Enthusiastic me: I need to give my current job a two week notice, I can start right after that.
Owner: Oh my gosh! I can't wait, we need structure and I know you will be the right person to make it happen, I'm excited, we will be in touch!
OMG! Did I just nail a job??? Is this really happening? Office Manager ME? YES! I need to quit!
*Writes "I quit" letter and gives to HR, finishes the two weeks and begins new job.
Let me intervine here for a second so that this doesn't go on forever. I begin my new job (YAY) and things are rocky. The owner loves me but his son (co-owner) isn't too happy with the idea that I'm there. The other 3 people in the office are excited for the change, but the son, again, isn't on board. I continue working and figuring out what we need as a company to succeed, I implement a new system to organize the jobs being dispatched and "in site" payments, I'm making changes, as I agreed with the owner to do. First week was rough.
*comes in to work on week 2.
Son: Hey Barbara, can you call Comcast and set up our TV service?
Enthusiastic me: Sure!
Son: Reach out to "person in office who's name shall stay unwritten" for any account information.
*works on Comcast call, an hour has passed by.
Person who's name shall stay unwritten: Hey Barbara can we talk, if you aren't busy?
Confused me because this person didn't hold an authoritative position above mine and her tone was authoritative: Sure, give me a few minutes.
Person who's name shall stay unwritten: This is your last day working here, you can finish the day if you'd like (shortened this version for dramatic purposes.)
Enthusiastic me no more: ok... thank you. (yes, I thanked her)
I left confused and upset, worried mostly because I had just quit a very stable job to begin what I thought was going to be an even more stable job and well, I had just gotten fired for no apparent reason. This happened on a Monday, I drove home and cried my eyes out, hyperventilated for a minute, and continued crying. After I calmed down, I began applying for jobs.
Got up, dressed up as if going to work, picked up my daughter at my moms house and drove her to school. My mom couldn't know what just happened so I had to hide it until I figured something out. Drove home and applied for more jobs.
Got up, dressed up as if going to work, drove my daughter to Schoo, visited my mom, like I usually did before going to work, drove home and applied for more jobs. No calls for interviews.
Got up, dressed in jeans and a t-shirt and courage, drove my daughter to school, told my mom I got fired. Drove home and prayed.
God, I know you know my situation. You know I have rent to pay at the end of the month, you know I have a child to feed. I know I lost my head for a minute on Monday, but I truly believe you are in control of my situation. Although it doesn't seem like it right now, I know you are working things out for me. If this happened, it was for my own good. You are my father, I'am your child, and my life is in your hands. I trust you and I know I will have the victory after this. Everything happens for a reason.
Got up, dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, drove my daughter to school. Drove home, applied for more jobs. Got a call from a family friend who I love very much and she tells me how she called my mom to say hello and my mom told her about my situation, so she called me to make sure I was ok and she wanted to know how she could help. She tells me she will ask the doctors in the office building if they knew of anyone hiring and she will get back to me.
Weekend goes by, no calls for interviews. I continue playing.
Ana (family friend): Hey! Can you stop by? I might have a job for you.
Enthusiastic me: Of course. On my way!
I get there and in the elevator, on my way to meet the doctor who might have a job for me, I meet him. We go into his office and he tells me he has an office assistant position that pays decently but not what I was making at the job I quit. I agree because its a stable job and well, I felt comfortable with everyone I had met and maybe this was God's way of placing me somewhere I could grow. He is happy to hear and we go meet the office manager.
Office Manager: Hi! nice to meet you! can I see your resume?
Enthusiastic me: yes, here you go.
Office Manager to Doctor: did you notice she has a Bachelors in Psychology?
Doctor: No I didn't, but we don't need a therapist right now, I want to fill the office assistant position first.
Office Manager to me: can you excuse us for a few minutes?
Confused me: Sure.
At this point, the office manager begins telling the Doctor how there's no way she can put someone with my degree as an office assistant. She suggests they hire me as a PSR Therapist and hire someone else, with a AA, as the office assistant. They go back and forth but at this very moment I realize this is God... God is fighting my battles for me, these two people are going back and forth about what position I should be hired for and SOMEONE I DONT KNOW (the office manager) is fighting for me to get hired as the PSR Therapist. If that's not God I don't know what is!
Long story short, they ask me to come back in and the Doctor is convinced to hire me as the therapist, everyone has smiles all around the room and they are excited for me. He also mentions the position pays exactly the number I had prayed God for a few months back, when I still held the job I quit and was not looking for a new job. Do you see what I see? Everything is connected. Everything needed to happen exactly how it happened. Not only did I get a better job, God showed me that I didn't get it by my own strength, I did absolutely nothing to get this job! God showed me that this is what he had for me all along, I just needed to be faithful and believe that he was going to do it for me.
Dear Future Husband, we haven't met yet because its not God's timing. I'm convinced that when we do, we will realize why it took so long and why we needed to be patient and faithful until then. For now, I'm praying for you.