I mentioned in my previous post that I had a new job. However, unlike the various temp/seasonal jobs I’ve been working for the past 5 years, this one is decidedly more long-term.
It started innocuously enough: I got a call from the temp agency asking if I was available to work at one of the local artisan nougat places the following week. Not having worked since before my trip to the States, I said yes. The first week went smoothly and they asked me to come back the next week, and then the next. At the end of the third week, the boss called me into his office and said, “I have a proposition for you.” He went on to explain that one of the employees was taking a parental leave on top of her maternity leave, and asked if I was interested in replacing her during that time. My reaction: “Um, wow.”
Funny how we’re always asking God for stuff and then get all surprised when He delivers. 😉
Anyway, as of mid-September I am officially an employee and will be staying for the next two years. After that? Who knows. In the meantime, it’s nice to finally have some real financial stability.
Also, just to show that God doesn’t do things halfway, my hours are such that I can still go to the barn and ride 2-3 times a week. Add to that the fact that everyone is super friendly and the place is overall pretty quiet, and this is basically the perfect job. Not to mention the nougat is really good. 😉