Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Unexpected Blessing

“...Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and He will give you all you need from day to day if you live for Him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern." (Matt.6:32-34)

I can't tell you how blessed I feel right now!

So here's the story... Mom and I went card shopping for Granny's birthday on Sunday (25th) at Hallmark's. When we were making the purchase, we had a little conversation with the associate manager, who was doing the transaction. At one point, I made a comment about, "It must be so fun to work in here!" Then the manager said, "You should bring in your resume." I was kind of confused and asked her, "....You're hiring?" I was so surprised! With the economy the way it is, jobs are not plentiful so I was shocked to be asked that question. I also want to mention: I did not look overly appealing that day. My hair was in a ponytail and I had sunscreen on so my face looked greasy. Plus, I was sweating... so yes, I was really surprised about the resume question!

On Monday morning I brought in my resume to Hallmark's (manager told me to be prepared to interview with her as well). The interview was very casual and I enjoyed getting to know the manager. I learned that the store is run by 7 women, ranging from ages 18 to 75, and they wear many “hats” on the job: they change the light bulbs, clean the bathroom, stock the shelves, greet customers etc... They do it all! I thought that was pretty neat. I think I can fit into that atmosphere. After all, teachers are masters at wearing different hats.

Anyhow, yesterday afternoon the manager called me and said the store manager would be in on Tuesday (today). She wanted me to meet with the SM so that they could make a decision about hiring me. Today I met with both ladies and had a conversation with them; not really an interview in my opinion. When I left the store I was talking to the assoc. manager about how the whole subject of me getting a job there occurred. Within that little talk I learned that lots of people stop by and ask if they're hiring. And yet, I was given a chance. I felt very humbled to learn that.

I received a call about thirty minutes ago from the associate manager saying I got the job! Wow! They said they were impressed with the interview. Another w-o-w. I feel so blessed. Thank You Lord for providing for my needs.

Though this job pays minimum wage it is a consistent job and I can have extra hours during the holiday season when school is out (to make up for no sub days during the breaks). Also, knowing I have this job gives me peace now... I received a fairly sizable bill two days ago and felt very overwhelmed. Now I don’t have to worry. Well, the truth is, I never had to worry in the first place…

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

LOVE IT! Congrats gal! ;) Just goes to show that any interaction is a potential for another door. I tell my clients all the time to just strike up a conversation with someone about their job and see where it goes--well done!