Just in time for St. Joseph’s Day!!
Alright, here’s the low down on my situation. I realize that in a folder dominated with posts like, ‘My nephew’s cancer, heart problems, and seizures are getting worse,’ and, ‘Marriage on the rocks,’ this is a low priority for some, but, it’s a big deal for me, and so I ask you to assist me with it.
Please pray to any or all of the following for my situation and my hope: Any Member of The Trinity, The BVM, St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist, St. Peter, James, John, Paul, Any of the Apostles, your Patron Saint, your favourite Saint, any Blessed’s, anybody you can think of to petition God.
I have a job. I have had it for one month and one and a half weeks. When I took it, I knew it would be under minimum wage. When I took it, my boss wanted loyalty. I have tried to be humble at this job and work with love and dedication to God and have it root out my pride.
I am not sure, as a matter of fact, I don’t think that God wants me to live in poverty or be disrespected so. Yes I get defensive when my boss makes me look like an idiot in front of her customers, and I would better myself spiritually by just taking it, but, I’m not that holy yet.
The thing is, two days after I got this job, I got a call for another job. A better job. One for Receptionist/Legal Secretary. I beat out everybody else for that position and I turned it down.
Why, you may ask? One reason was both the Lawyer and the Beauty Shop Owner wanted loyalty from their workers. What kind of loyalty would I show both of them if I just up and quit on the one? That would prove to both of them I’m not very loyal.
But, as it turns out, for me to be loyal to somebody, they have to let me do my job, and not micro-manage me, and not throw me under the bus and set me up to get out their frustrations.
I hate this job, it’s not a good fit for me. I thought I would be a Receptionist (that’s what the ad said). When I got there, the woman (now my boss) said, it’s more of a sales position, with receptionist and cleaning duties. Basically, I am second in charge, right under her. If she’s not there, the workers answer to me…eventually.
I’m still not there. As a matter of fact, I don’t know if ever I will be, even if I stay. At most, I will only get 32.5 hours a week, “full time.” Keep in mind, I am getting paid under minimum wage. I’m not a Sister, nor am I cloistered, I do have bills to pay: money IS an issue. When I was hired, I didn’t know I’d not be getting 40 (or even 35) hours.
Right now, though, I’m still averaging under 30.
So, as it so happens, as I’m looking for work, I note a job I’d be perfect for…the one I applied to before but turned down because I thought it would be better for my moral character. I go into the office this morning and notice a cute girl behind the desk and say, “The position has been filled, then?” She said it has, but, it’s about to be unfilled again because as it turns out, she’s not moving. She says that people have been coming by every day with their resume and it’s still up because the Lawyers haven’t taken the ad down from the Internet. Incidentally, the Lawyers aren’t in today, they are in session in OKCity.
I’m going in before work tomorrow and during my lunch break and after work tomorrow and Friday if I have to to try to talk to this Lawyer.
Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, PLEASE pray that I’m still the best suited for this job and that the Lawyer will give me a second chance and not hold any hard feelings and that I get this job AND that I am a good fit at this job and can do it well for the glory of God.
I really would like to have money enough to save (did I mention my job, which pays me less than minimum wage also doesn’t take out taxes, meaning, I’m going to owe the government) and be able to get to the Latin Mass two hours away.
Please pray that I get this Legal Secretary job.