Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

4.23.2008

Will write for food

Sometimes, I feel like I have a little storm cloud that follows me around. Then, I can remember my mother's words of wisdom: don't pray for patience because God will give you ways of testing it to teach you.

So, I'm not sure what God is trying to teach me. Maybe this is in response to all those prayers about being a good steward of our finances? On Tuesday, Army of Dad called me around 11:30 asking me if I'd like to have lunch. Well, of course, I would. Wait a minute ... why would you want to have lunch when you're at work and I packed you a lunch?

Yeah. He wasn't at work. He no longer has a job.

We'll be fine. We always land on our feet and God always takes care of us and whatever other cliche is appropriate. Hell, we're pretty lucky. On Monday, AoD's dad was in a traffic accident in which a big rig ran a red light and totalled his rental car. He's working in Canada right now. I have all kinds of stories about Canada now. For one, even in an accident this bad, the cops don't come. Weird, huh? But, he is ok. So, in the grand scheme of life, I think AoD would trade a job for his dad's safety. So, we can be grateful for that.

Anyone know of a warehouse supervisor/logistics/supply chain management job in the DFW area? I'm digging out my "will write for food" sign.

8 Comments:

  • At 11:39 PM, April 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hell, I need a job too! The terrible layoffs have now worked it's way to Citi and my department was eliminated, so after 7 yrs I have to search again! It's kind of rough in the lending business right now...but of course the collections business is thriving....collections is NOT for me. Good luck on the job hunt AoD.
    When one door closes, another opens :-)

    Kristi

     
  • At 11:48 PM, April 23, 2008, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Oh girl, I'm so sorry to hear that. That is a long time to be with one company to just be poofed out of a job! And, good for you on not being a vulture. I think I would have to be on the verge of homelessness to do THAT job. :)

     
  • At 10:07 AM, April 24, 2008, Anonymous Momilies said…

    Things are rough everywhere, no matter what your age and no matter what you're trying to do.

    My 18 year old just got a job at QT. I thought, wow, QT, what a low job. Turns out, it's not so low. Pay is really good, those with any kind of management experience move up QUICK and they take really good care of their people. I was shocked. In three years or less, my Stinky Boy will be better paid than I will! And I'm the family wage-earner, so that's saying something...

    There are jobs out there, it will just be a bear to find them. But your guy has a killer smile and looks like he has plenty of confidence, and that can take you far in the interview process.

     
  • At 11:35 AM, April 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Your mom said that? Wow, hmmm. Anyway, sorry to hear about AOD. Don't blame me...I voted for Ann Richards way back when, not ole W

     
  • At 1:29 PM, April 24, 2008, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Yep, my mom always said that to me and sometimes I think she's right.

    And, government has nothing to do with AoD losing his job. Office politics had everything to do with it. So, it really doesn't matter who you voted for. It wouldn't have impacted this. And, I really hate people who try to say that someone the government has some role in whether they keep or lose their job. Please. Unless you WORK for the government, I had a hard time buying how it plays any role in whether someone is employed or not.

    *putting away my soapbox momentarily*

     
  • At 9:14 PM, April 24, 2008, Anonymous LaLa said…

    let me have your soapbox... aod will be fine, you all will, and I have always applauded you for keeping your chin up and not blaming the government, or anyone else for losing a job. ray lost his last Fall and found another one within 2 weeks, took a $20K setback and is happier now then ever... let me know if I can do anything, we love you guys and I will pass his resume around, the power of a friends email list is magical! Send his resume to your friends and see where it lands!

     
  • At 11:47 AM, April 25, 2008, Blogger Submariner said…

    Don't know anyone in the area, AoM, but will definitely put you, AoD and the family on our prayer list.

     
  • At 8:56 PM, April 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm sorry that this happened and I've been there.

    I found that looking at my job skills and being open to try different things helped. Also, getting one job while I looked for the one that was more me helped to.

    And, I was also objective in that I went were the jobs were.

    For example- Someone with military background can get a job with a security company and they usually go to management positions.

    Also, I looked to get quick training in for example CDL - 3 weeks.

    What about a temp job agency ?

     

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