Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Our "New" News

It's all quite interesting actually....
Jeff has worked for Grand Canyon University for over a year and for University of Phoenix for the 3 years before that. In April GCU transferred Jeff to their Utah location and it's been business as usual until the week Deagan was born. Strange hiring freezes began, his manager and director were "walked out" and then last Thursday all the employees were called into a meeting and informed that they were CLOSING THEIR DOORS. They were given 2 options:
1- Transfer (back) to Arizona with a small re-location payment and keep your job
OR
2- Accept some severance and insurance for a short term and stay in Utah to look for a new job
So... Jeff and I have decided to stay in Utah since he has been looking to re-career for some time now. We view this as a sort of blessing in disguise. Strange, I know, but now we still get a paycheck while he looks for a new job that would better suit him and us....
Needless to say, we're on the JOB HUNT!
When I say we, I mean both Jeff and I. Jeff is looking for business/sales/therapy/law enforcement jobs and I am looking for an online adjunct faculty job.
So, for those of you living in Utah (or know anyone living in Utah) please keep your eyes and ears open for us and spread the word. We don't necessarily need your sympathy, just your networking! :) On the bright side.... at least the baby is already here and covered on insurance and we're both healthy!

8 comments:

The Thomas' said...

We're praying for you and sending "job vibes" your way ;) Anyone would be lucky to have either of you working for them, that's for sure!

P.S. Thanks for letting us come over last weekend... we really shouldn't let that long go between our visits!

Bryce, Anna and Porter said...

sounds a little familiar (avery's early arrival/bryce's job change)housing situations etc, etc... blessings come in strange ways hope things happen smoothly and you will feel peace during the whole process. miss you guys!

Christie said...

We're keeping our eyes and ears open....you both are qualified for almost any job! I feel confident things will change for the good! You have our love and support:)

Pheobe said...

Strange how the Lord works, isn't it? I'm sure things will work out to be even better than they were before. Sending my prayers your way.

Sovereign Family said...

hey Holly, send me an email at danesove@hotmail.com, I might be able to help you network. I work part time for a company that is nationwide and always looking for people. :)

Kate said...

Oh no! You positive attitude is amazing. We'll pray for something to come up soon. Last year at this time we were jobless too. It can be so stressful. Hooray for severance!

Sam said...

Hey I found your blog :) Yay! Hope all is well with you guys... good luck on the job search.

standifird family said...

Your boys are too cute!!

We just went private so send me your email address and I'll get you an invite!

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