Friday, April 8, 2011

I Can Help Whoever's Next!

Well I guess prayers are answered when you least expect them. I'm been looking for jobs again and I hate this process. In this area where there are so many candidates in order to get a job you pretty much need an "in". That I really don't have. A couple of weeks ago I was coming home from school and a girl gets on the bus at the stop in front of Chick-fil-a. I look at her hoping she won't take the seat next to me and said hey she looks familiar. As she looks around she glances and starts to say, "Can I... Ah I want to sit here!!" I ran into a girl named Rachel Griffith. We knew each other in high school from both school and church but after Hurricane Rita I never saw her again. Come to find out a year or so ago she moved out to Utah. We're talking and catching up, then we exchange numbers. I mention to her how I need a job and she said well I'll be on the lookout we just hired some people so I don't think I can help you out but I know lots of places in American Fork are hiring. Well that would be great if I knew people who worked at these places to get me in. Today I wanted to go to American Fork and get ice cream at Maggie Moo's. It's definitely my favorite ice cream place ever, and this was the closest one. At the last minute Loren says let's go to Chick-fil-a I know you love it and we haven't eaten lunch. We walk in, order, and then I see Rachel again. She came over and gave me a big hug then gets really quiet and whispers, "Hey do you still need a job?" I told her yeah and she says, "I think I can get you one here." She disappears for a little bit and comes back with an application and sits down next to me. She said, "Ok fill this out to the best of your ability and do you think you could do an interview today?" I said yes and sat there and filled out the application. The store owner Katie comes out and looks at my application and said, "Do you mind if we go into this room so I can interview you?" We go away and Rachel talks to Loren for a little bit while I'm being interviewed. About 30 minutes later Katie brings in the shift manager Melanie who asks me a couple of questions and they leave for a little bit. Katie comes back, sits down and says, "I'd like to offer you a job, do you accept it?". I was soo excited!! This was such a blessing, Loren and I talk about money all the time especially since we're getting married but I never imagined finding a job would be this easy. Loren just found out he'll be working almost full time at the creamery this summer so for me to be able to work and save money too is going to make such a huge difference for us come July. Katie was absolutely sweet and understanding too. I told her I'd be gone from the 19th-26th and she said that's ok we can work around it. She also knows I'm getting married in Texas and will have to take off for a couple of weeks then and she just said how exciting where is it going to be and what not. Positives about this job: 1.) Chick-fil-a is never open on Sundays. That's definitely a day I don't want to work on so it's perfect! 2.) I love Chick-fil-a it's like my favorite place to eat! So when I'm working if I decide I want a meal I get it for free 3.) I actually have a friend there and we'll probably be working a lot of the same hours! 4.) I have a job. That should probably be the first thing but yeah. 5.) I'm starting off at $8 an hour. Loren only makes $7.75 an hour hehehe Anyway, I feel like today is surreal but Loren and I are both excited. It takes a lot of stress off of the two of us about what I'll be doing this summer. It's so amazing how Heavenly Father blesses you when you least expect it. I just keep thinking how we were in the right place at the right time. I got there while the store owner and shift manager were both there and while Rachel was working to recommend me. In fact as soon as Katie interviewed me and gave me a tour of the store she was off of work. If I had come in even 20 minutes later she could have been gone. Well that's all the exciting news I have for now. I can't wait to go to my orientation and start work!!