Friday, September 17, 2010

New Job!

I signed a contract on Wednesday.

For those of you who didn't know, I decided not to take the job I'd been working at as a temp during August. They offered me the job, but it was for a lot less than they had originally told me, and I'd have to work more days a week than they had first said. I didn't think that was very nice, changing the terms on me. Besides that, I have loans to pay off. I need the money! So the job search began all over again.

I interviewed with an adult language center on Friday, and they offered me the job right away. I told them that I had another interview to attend, but I'd let them know on Tuesday night. My other interview was WAY far away from where I live. I left two hours before my interview time to get there on time, and you don't even need to be early here! The guy who interviewed me was really nice, but the job wasn't for me. It was a lot less money, unpaid training, and I would have to go from school to school during my work day. Not that great.

After I got home and kicked the shoes off of my aching feet, I e-mailed the first lady and told her that I would take her up on her offer. She never got back to me, so I called on Wednesday morning, but the person told me she wasn't in. I was kind of hungry so I took my Food Network magazine (my brother was nice and mailed it to me) downstairs to a restaurant across the street. It only has four tables, and one has a computer on it so no customers can sit at it. It's tiny. I absolutely love dumplings, and their dumplings are very delicious! The first time I went, the guy offered me a fork, but my chopstick skills are now good enough that I do quite well with them. I was enjoying my dumplings and magazine when she called. They wanted to know if I could come meet the manager and sign the contract in a couple of hours!

I made it there on time, talked about my schedule, sat in on a class, and signed a contract. I'll be doing private tutoring as well as group classes, and it's mainly conversational English. Also, I'll mainly be working with adults. Hooray!

I am so thankful for this job. I was kind of bummed that my other job didn't work out, but now I think that God knew that this one was better for me. It seems like it will be a much better fit for me. If I hadn't agreed to work as a temp worker in August, I would have signed a contract with a kindergarten. I think God was just making me wait until the right job came along. I love how he does things like that.


  1. Awesome, Laura! I hope they will make full use of your talents!

  2. Awesome Laura! cool to see how God has everything under control :)

  3. That's great! It's nice when God let's us see how things work out. :)

  4. oh, perfect! : ) it is so encouraging to see things all work out well in God's way & timing.

  5. I knew it! that's awesome. congratulations!

  6. mmmm dumplings!! and YAY for new job!! congrats :-)

  7. Glad to share your happiness about getting the new job and yes God always gives us the best!


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