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Re: Prayers about work

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:34 am
by Blessed
I had a job interview when I was 26-27 offering me 80k per year plus bonus, 401k , healthcare etc while I was trying to start my own business. I turned the job offer down and decided to continue my 80+ hour weeks trying to get away from the corporate plantation instead.


They called me into a weird rushed interview and said they examined me and needed me to start training underneath the man I was expected to replace. It's a long story but this man had been a loyal employee for 33 years. The VP told me point blank - they needed me to start ASAP in order to meet the time table in firing this guy otherwise they would have to pay his pension. At the time I was young and floored by their bluntness and sense of urgency. It felt like "treachery" to me.

"He was grandfathered under rules of a different time"
"Things don't work like this anymore"
"His pension comes directly out of our quarterlies"
"He's gotten too comfortable"
"He's just coasting along"
"He's got less than 2 years to go"
"We need a young go getter to fill his shoes"

After I left they would go back out to the office and smile work and talk with this guy as though nothing ever happened.

I refused the job. One of many experiences. Encouraged me to keep trying to go off on my own. Reminded me why I never wanna go back to the farm.

Re: Prayers about work

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:32 am
by Nicki
Kurieuo wrote:Well,an update. Things are quite tough at the moment, Plan A is not working out as I'd hoped. I'm kind of at a crossroad in my life. Thankfully, I've got some savings, but I really don't know right now. I normally have a clear direction that I see to go in, but it seems that direction has just been shut down. Please pray I figure out or receive some direction. It's a lot harder when you just don't know what to do.


I found another Bible verse when things were a bit tough a while back - Ps 34:10 - in the CEV -

'Young lions may go hungry or even starve, but if you trust the Lord, you will never miss out on anything good.'

Situations can be turned right around. I remember when my husband started his current job maybe a couple of years ago now, it seemed like a pile of **** - his boss would give him a total bollocking for doing something wrong (like very picky things it seemed) and he'd come home very down. He must have proved himself though in the next few weeks to be a good worker and got into their favour, and he's been enjoying the job since then. His previous job really was **** - he was casual and supposed to get 50-60 hours work a week but soon ended up only working 3-4 days a week. So I was very thankful for the turnaround in this current job. Anyway, I just mean you never know what can happen. :)

Re: Prayers about work

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:06 pm
by abelcainsbrother
I'll be praying for you too.

Re: Prayers about work

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:42 am
by neo-x
Prayers for you and Hana.

God be with you and hopefully show you which way to go on.

Re: Prayers about work

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:20 am
by Nicki
So how's it going these days, K? Keeping head above water?

Re: Prayers about work

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:45 am
by Nicki
Kurieuo wrote:Well,an update. Things are quite tough at the moment, Plan A is not working out as I'd hoped. I'm kind of at a crossroad in my life. Thankfully, I've got some savings, but I really don't know right now. I normally have a clear direction that I see to go in, but it seems that direction has just been shut down. Please pray I figure out or receive some direction. It's a lot harder when you just don't know what to do.


Just quoting you - see my question above 8)

Re: Prayers about work

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:52 am
by Kurieuo
Savings running out fast. Time will tell what will happen.

Re: Prayers about work

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:25 pm
by Philip
Continued prayer for you and your family, K - I know it's gotta be a scary time, with such uncertainty.

Re: Prayers about work

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:52 am
by Nicki
:( y[-o<

Re: Prayers about work

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:30 pm
by Nessa
Nicki wrote:So how's it going these days, K? Keeping head above water?

Considering its toilet water, I would hope so :shock:

Re: Prayers about work

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:29 am
by Philip
Nessa wrote:
Nicki wrote:So how's it going these days, K? Keeping head above water?

Considering its toilet water, I would hope so :shock:


:pound:

:shock: