The past few weeks have been quite a challenge for me and my husband. You see, he has been looking for a new job since last March because he wanted to work for a company that will at least give him some medical coverage. And I'm sure you know how important that is!
There's this one company that called him up for an interview, and we have been waiting, hoping and praying since then for a positive answer. Unfortunately, weeks have passed and no answer was given to him. We were almost at the point of giving up when the company suddenly called and scheduled for an interview with the company owner. We were ecstatic!
Since his interview turned out okay, we decided to take a leap of faith. He submitted a 2-week notice of resignation to his former company without being sure whether this new company would actually hire him for the position.
Risky? Oh yeah! But it was a calculated risk. Based on his interview, we sensed that if he doesn't get hired for the position he was applying for, he would be offered a different, albeit a lower, position.
What we did not expect, though, was that his former boss would let him go right away! Just a few minutes after handing the 2-week notice of resignation to his boss, my husband was told that he can pack his things and go. I got a bit scared when I found out. What if he doesn't get the job he's applying for? Where will we get the money to pay for our bills?
But as they say, doubt and fear are the enemy and we should push them off as much as we can. Just believe and have faith. And last Friday, the owner has given him instructions for his training as the new manager for the company's branch here in San Jose!
I can't express how excited and happy I am for my husband! I almost teared up when he told me the good news! I'm just so proud of him! I guess everything was worth the risk.
Allstate believes that risks are everywhere but we shouldn't let it hold us back from experiencing the good life. Sometimes we just need to take a risk, to take a leap of faith so we can reach our goals in life. Allstate Good Life inspires us to celebrate the good things in life and not focus on fear and doubt.
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