It’s off to work I go

June 11, 2009



Hi-ho hi-ho seven dwarfsHi-ho, hi-ho: I head back to work this morning for the first time in six months!

This all happened so quickly that it’s still a blur. On Monday, a praying friend asked if I had any news about jobs. I replied, “All quiet on the job front.” And now it is Thursday, and I have to get ready for my first day on the job.

This is a 4-6 month contract, so I am still looking for a full-time job (with good benefits to support a family). But this buys me valuable time, which was running out. And because I get no benefits, we get to keep COBRA, which continues the excellent coverage I had in my last job. And thanks to the federal stimulus package, our payments have been reduced a whopping 65%, which has been credited retroactively, so now we have a positive balance to draw on for a few months and low payments after that!

I tell you, we have a weird Just-In-Time God.

The company I will be working for is redacted, makers of redacted.

Hi-ho!



Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

4 responses to It’s off to work I go

  1. suuuhweeet ! Been thinking / praying for you brother. Glad you found something for now… and I am sure something amazing will come along and help you get into a more full time solution. Hope to see you soon !

  2. great news! And the product looks interesting … can’t have enough data backup/redundancy.

  3. Craig, thanks for praying. I have hope that God will show me something clear at the right time — at least, that’s what I’m praying for.

  4. Maria, yes — I’m glad to be working on something that really looks beneficial. It helps my geek pride.