Friday, January 21, 2011

Good job news! For someone else...

My sister got a job! She left her very well-paying job with a local utilities company in 2009, when her husband was transferred to a US military facility in Kansas. Unfortunately, not long after packing up and moving out there, things fell apart, and their relationship ended. Since then, she has been looking for work and looking to pick her life back up, and it has been quite a struggle. She moved back to Modesto to live with my parents in April of 2010, and it was great for all of us to get the chance to rebuild a relationship that had been pretty severely damaged for some time. She recently got a call from a former co-worker, who asked, with tentative hope and a bit of wariness, whether or not my sister was currently employed or interested in coming back to work for the company. It was a second chance-- and she jumped at it.

It's taken a few weeks to get it all settled, but last night she was officially offered a job with the company. The wonderful thing is that she will actually be in a better position this time, because she'll be working in a different group and with two people she truly respects and enjoys being around (when she left, the job was actually a big stress factor because she was in a group that was pretty hostile and unhappy). And the best part? Her salary is right back up where it was when she left. We're truly so happy for her; it's an amazing thing when life decides that it's time you were given a second chance to do the right thing and make better choices. I hope our time is on the way, too!

1 comment:

  1. Wow...that is just awesome. Please tell Stef congratulations!!!