Monday, May 21, 2012

New Job

Husband starts training for his new job today.  Don't get your hopes's just another part time gig to add on top of Home Depot.  He'll be working as a TSA officer at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. 

We were really surprised when we got the call.  He only applied for the job about two years ago.  We've heard from them every now and again.  "You've made it through this step, now if you'd kindly fill out this ridiculous background check."  "Thanks for completing your background check.  Unfortunately we've changed our systems and would like you to re-do it on the new system."  And so on...

It was a hard decision to make.  Do we do it instead of Home Depot?  In addition to Home Depot?  Do we even do it?  It certainly isn't the direction we envisioned ourselves going, but in the end we decided we would try doing both.  Husband doesn't want to look like a perpetual job hopper and figured that anyone looking at his resume could at least say he worked his butt off the last few years that we've been without a "real job."  We may be completely crazy.  For the first 8 weeks he'll being doing 40 hours of training every week for the TSA.  Add Home Depot on top of that and you're talking 60-70 hours a week.  For example, today he has training from 7:30am - 4pm and then goes to Home Depot from 5:15pm - 10:45pm. 

Husband will probably think the hardest part is finding enough time to sleep.  I personally think the biggest challenge is going to be figuring out how to feed him when he's away from home for 16 hours.  Hyrum is going to think he doesn't even have a Dad anymore...

It's going to be a challenge, but if there's one thing we know, it's that the Lord has a plan.  We're going to follow that plan.

1 comment:

  1. I can't imagine I struggle when Jeff is gone or has such long days it affects me and the kids in so many ways. Hope all goes well and he gets his food and his sleep! :)


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