Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ch-ch-ch-changes! The Good Kind.

Changes in the Hoppy house!

I am so excited to report that MrHoppy got a new job this week! After a month of testing, waiting, paperwork, waiting some more, and finally an interview last Thursday he got the call Monday. He got the job! I'm so proud of him, in this economy it's pretty amazing to change careers.

As with everything in our lives the job wasn't without stress...

They called Monday and wanted him to start Wednesday! It's a position he was very interested in so we wanted to do everything in our power to make the Wednesday start date happen. Let the scramble begin.

He currently works in the restaurant industry and has been with the same company for over 10 years. While he loved his job there the hours made it difficult for us. It wasn't something he was looking to do long term. He promptly let them know what was going on and they were beyond helpful. He works a lot of nights and with his new early morning hours he just couldn't do both. With the help of everyone he works with they were able to cover all his scheduled shifts so he could start his new job. Plus they offered him some weekend shifts if he wants them for extra money. We're so thankful they were so understanding and genuinely happy for him.

What will he be doing now you ask? MrHoppy is a new Plumber's Apprentice. It's a 5 (yes 5!) year program where he gets paid to learn his new trade. The company pays for his schooling which will be 2 nights per week starting in the Fall. He gets regular raises and full benefits through the Union. I think (and hope!) this is something he will enjoy. And I know he'll be good at it.  He is very hands-on and I just can't see him sitting behind a desk all day.

We are both kind of nervous right now, it's a big change for us and it will take us some time to adjust. He has been doing the same thing for 10 years with the same company so this is big. Epic even. :)  Having him home at night will be great for me and I am so excited for him to have a "normal" schedule. No more lonely MrsHoppy!

Please think of us and send vibes that this big change continues to be a good one!

1 comment:

  1. That is awesome! My brother's in-laws own a couple of plumbing companies, they make bank yo! :-)