Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bright Horizon

Over the past almost 3 years Adam has been looking for a job; a career job. He’s worked continuously since he was laid off in 2010, but he’s never been happy with the work/pay/positions. We were lucky though. He was working sometimes 2-3 jobs.   He’s been to multiple interviews and so many looked promising, but in the end, none worked out. Yes he’s been exhausted and frustrated, but we've gotten though it and knew that in time God would lay out our plan.
Now he’s got two opportunities. Both of which could propel his career and both of which interest him. And he’s going to do them both.
The first is a Management training program with Delaware North (the company he works for at the Forum). This opportunity has the potential to get us out of Florida…our longtime goal.  DN is in 65% of all the arenas in the country, so with this training he’d be able to apply or even get transferred where there’s a need. The program is 10 months (originally it was 6 wks) He will spend time in each of the departments; retail, suites, concessions, restaurant… etc learning the ropes.  He isn't guaranteed a position when he’s finished, but chances are there will be openings as they are considering adding an assistant GM to every venue.  This is a full-time paid training, so it will be nice to have steady money coming in every week for the next 10 months. Even if nothing comes of this he will still have this training he can put on his resume.
The second opportunity is with his old boss from Gulf Coast Displays; not the boss that “laid him off” the boss that sold the company. His 5 year non-compete is up and he’s starting a new trade show display company and he wants Adam with him. Adam will be helping him start it up, but doesn't have to put in any equity except time and sweat, so the risk to us financially is nill. They have started getting the office ready and purchased computers yesterday. Adam will work when he can between his training. And if he does end up getting a job out of state next year he could continue to work on sales and such from home ala a “branch” office. The company is Osprey Exhibits and they are both excited and eager to get it up and running. I may even be doing some graphic work for them!
So the future looks bright. My husband has been diligent over the last 3 years to provide for us any way he can and it’s finally paid off. He is so happy to be done with the furniture company and to focus on his careers. I’m proud of him and his determination and drive. He will be working a lot over the next year, there maybe days we don’t see him, but in the end, hopefully it will all work out.
Thank you for your prayers, your support, your referrals and recommendations. He appreciated everything and we’re so lucky to have such wonderful friends and family.
PS Charlie is wonderful happy and good.

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