Thursday, September 27, 2012

Publix....HERE.WE.COME!

So, I've been keeping a big little secret from  you guys. It wasn't really on purpose. This month has been a bit busy with vacations, family, friends, and "plans" that I hadn't had a chance to blog about it. Let me start from the beginning...

Back in May Ashish interviewed with two companies. One was an independent pharmacy and the other was Publix. Publix is a great company to work for but the offer was for a floating pharmacist. The independent pharmacy had a great schedule and a lot of "perks." After weighing the pros and cons we decided to go with the independent pharmacy.  I was really unsure of the independent pharmacy; call it "woman's intuition" but I just didn't have a good feeling about it. The owners of the company were doing some things that just didn't add up and  they were stalling on the start date.

 We received some information, from an unknown source,  regarding the company and it's "dealings" and ultimately decided to decline the job. During this whole process I prayed for a sign from God. I knew, in my heart of hearts, that this job was not right for us. I was struggling with myself internally. On one hand, I wanted Ashish to feel like I supported him, but on the other hand, I wasn't confident. I prayed about it but not enough. At the time I talked about it more than I prayed about it. When I stopped talking and started praying, my sign came (in the form of a phone call). God is good!

So, declining the job meant that we were still at CVS. Ashish doesn't hate his job, he enjoys being a pharmacist, but his boss is hard to work for and didn't out the pharmacist needs first. The job was sucking the life out of him and it was starting to show.

Now fast forward to August, we've applied to over 40 jobs. I didn't realize how hard it would be to find another pharmacy to work for. Most of the jobs were dead ends, either he had too much experience or not enough. We were both starting to get discouraged.

While I was out on my run one morning Ashish calls to say that he got a phone call...from the Publix recruiter! Apparently he kept Ashish's contact information from May. Publix had a permanent opening at one of the stores about 30 minutes from our house. What were the odds? When talking to my aunt about it she told me "it's not about the "odds" it's about God." God heard our prayers each and every time we prayed, he was just waiting for the right opportunity to show us his plans. So ladies, we are headed to Publix!

And just for kicks I decided to share some of the ways that this new job would change our lives!

1. On the nights that Ashish works, he will be home at 9:30 instead of 10:30.
2. He only works a 12hr day instead of a 14hr day.
3. He gets to sit down and eat lunch! At CVS he is lucky to eat lunch.
4. He gets to go to church every Sunday!
5. He now gets 7 holidays off! Since we've had Jordan (who will be 4 in February) he has only been off for one Christmas Day, 2 Thanksgivings, 1 Easter, and 1 New Years Eve. If you do the math...out of the 7 holidays that he now has off he has only been home for 5 of them....in 4 years. Do you see why I'm so excited?!?


And that's my little secret. Please say a prayer for a smooth transition!

4 comments:

Amy said...

That is such a blessing!!! 7 holidays off is huge! Now your family will be complete of the most memorable days of the year :) Prayers that he likes this working enviroment immensely better than his prior workplace!

Faith said...

this is amazing! God is so good! i'm so excited for you and your family. prayer truly works and this is such a testimony!

and holidays are SO important ... glad that you all will get to spend it together!

Pegster said...

YAY for new opportunities. I am so excited for you guys. Nothing better than getting time off during the holidays.

Lots of prayers your way for a smooth transition

Jasmine HellogmSunshine said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'm praying for u and UR hubby and that is awesome news! Trust! My hubby just quit his part time that was like u said sucking the life out of him!