Monday, October 26, 2009

REALITY CHECK...

Since people keep asking here is an update on the job hunt. It is going to be HARD!!! Kevin's boss called the VP over one of the jobs that he has applied for to put in a good word for him. They had many more applications than they had anticipated. That is the nature of the beast as people have lost countless jobs or are looking to improve their current status in a company. These are the first jobs coming up in Salt Lake so they are getting tons of applicants as well - that's what happens when a job freeze ends in a recession.

This is going to be harder than we at first thought. I was worried about this. When Kev found a job in Australia and we moved here I knew it would be hard to get back to Salt Lake. We didn't just get transferred in the company, he found a new job and we relocated here. That means we won't just get transferred back either, we have to find a new job to get relocated. People like Utah and they don't want to leave. Some of the jobs coming up do not have relocation available, which means that if Kev gets a job that he really wants and they won't pay our way back we have to come up with the money to do so ourselves.

I am trying really hard not to worry about all of this, but it seems to be weighing down on us a bit. Sleepless nights and stressed out kids are not helping. Madi doesn't want to move back to Utah. She is worried about leaving her friends here - totally understandable. Of course we know that in the times we live in she can communicate with them easily and stay in touch. She will make new friends and adjust well once we get settled. It doesn't matter how much we tell her this she isn't sleeping well. She is tossing and turning for hours after her lights are turned out. That is how Madi deals with stress - always has been - she doesn't sleep well. Cooper doesn't want to go back to Utah because we have to sell the Wii and all his hard work will be lost. I know it sounds a bit silly, but he is worried about it. I told him that we can always take this Wii, get an adapter, and still use it in Utah. If we want more games we will have to buy another Wii.

So the job hunt is still on and any extra prayers would be totally appreciated.

4 comments:

Deb said...

You got it! When the time is exactly right, everything will fall into place, but I'm praying the time comes sooner, rather than later. Good Luck.

The Kotter Family said...

I hope that he finds something soon! Poor little Madi..Im sure it's hard to pick up and leave all her friends! :( Once she gets home I'm sure she will be okay! Thats just another reason that you have to move by us! lol

Jessy said...

You are in our prayers -- things have a way of working themselves out ... sometimes just not in the time or way we would have at first preferred ;) Good luck!

sirpa said...

Our boys don't wanna move either because of the wii :) We've been talking about selling our apartment and some renovations we have to do prior and so on and Adiel's been so worried if he can take his wii with him when we move. We told him that if we move in Finland then of course he can take it, but if it's to another country it's another story.