The Job And The Hunt.
My husband recently became disabled and once he was stable to be home on his own I decided it was time for me to go back to work. I had been out of the workforce for about 4 1/2 years and prior to my husband’s condition had been tending a granddaughter while my daughter finished college. When I searching for employment 4 1/2 years ago I became discouraged with the job market and the lack of being able to find employment in my field for a decent salary. It left a bad taste in my mouth and a bit of a defeatist attitude that definitely affected my employment now.
I ended up accepting a job at my girlfriend’s horrible company out of fear of not finding something. I call it a horrible company because by all definitions it was. In my girlfriend’s defense she had disclosed all the things to me prior that made it horrible, but I choose to accept the job anyway. I mean, no place can be as bad as someone says, right? She was right, it was that bad. Three months was all I lasted before quitting without notice. I know that is not a professional thing to do! But, you see, my husband and I had changed our lives around thanks to The Secret, when we found out about his disability. We made changes to live in the positive and happiness of life. The environment of that job was literally killing the positive and happiness. It felt like I was the only light there and their negativity and darkness was sucking it right out of me. My husband’s condition will eventually be terminal and I just couldn’t allow that to be my environment 5 days a week for 8 plus hours a day.
I decided right then that there was a job out there for me that would provide me with what I needed and with a positive work environment! I sent my vision of what I wanted, a Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm schedule, so I could still pick up my granddaughter from daycare when my daughter has night classes, and weekends with the hubby. I wanted a certain salary and definitely benefits, especially medical for my husband. His current coverage will be stopping the end of next month. I also wanted a place that would recognize my skills and talents and reward them!
I interviewed at a couple of places and thought for sure I would get one. But, then I was told how nice it was to meet me and that though my skills were impressive I was not selected. I was crushed at first but quickly switched that train of thought to “It’s probably not the right fit or schedule or something” and returned to putting out to the Universe what I wanted.
Then last Thursday, I got a call and a phone interview from a place that considers themselves the “Purple” place , which is my favorite color by the way. They went on to explain to me the things they consider important at their place of business and how important the people are to them, whether an employee or a consumer. I almost jumped for joy while on the phone! I did a little happy dance instead! Since they were looking to finalize their hiring decisions by the following Monday, I accepted an in person interview for the very next day! The interview went great! I felt like I had walked into the place where I was always meant to be! After the interview I was told they would be moving quickly on making the hiring decisions and I should hear something on Monday, one way or the other. I thought “The other?” Nope, no room for that! This job was mine!
I spent the entire weekend thinking positively, envision myself going to work there and doing positive things for others. And over and over again saying “Thank you!” as I had been doing every day for the last year. I was being even more grateful!
Monday morning came, 9 am nothing, 10 am nothing, almost 11 am and I couldn’t take it anymore! I just decided to call them and follow-up. The HR person said she was just about to call me! She starts out with the “Thank you for coming and interviewing” and for a split second I allowed myself to doubt. I pushed it out of my head and repeated to myself “We want to offer you the position” and then bam! She said it!!!
I got the job! With the salary, the schedule and the benefits that start the day after I do!! I got everything I asked for and now I can’t wait to start and see where my path is going to go from here! Thank you, to The Secret!