Sunday, July 27, 2008

Be Careful What You Ask For!

Becca and I knew that money could be a little tight this summer because I wouldn't be in school.  Part of my military contract grants me the Reserve Montgomery G. I. Bill.  This piece of Legislation grants me an extra $650 per month while I attend school.  This summer we prayed for a way to get through the summer without depleting our money reserves.
Then a friend of mine at the airport told me about a job posted in the newspaper.  It was even closer to home than the airport (only 2 miles away instead of 5).  It also came with a significant pay raise and a good opportunity to work overtime, which would suit me fine during summer.  I applied and was virtually hired on the spot.  They needed a background check and a drug test before they could hire me and I passed both within a couple days.  I put in my two weeks at the airport and started working at Bulkmatic Transport Company on the 1st of July.
The 1st was a Tuesday, and within 3 1/2 days I worked 39 1/2 hours.  The following week I worked about 60 hours, 54 the third week and I just finished a 74 hours work week yesterday.  To top it off I still worked a couple night shifts each week at the airport my first two weeks at Bulkmatic.  Then on my third weekend I had Drill with the Military and worked about 20 hours at the base.  The month of July this year is more than making up for the last year when I took 3 out of 4 weeks off.  I have worked more hours than I thought was possible at one job.
Our prayers have been answered, and we are more than making up for the $650 from the military.  Now we are praying that it will slow down when school starts, because when school starts I will be working full time, going to school full time, and I will have a part time military gig on top of being a father of two.  Life will be hectic, but I know that with God's help we can make it through.

1 comment:

Mom/Grandma/Kathy said...

Wow! That is a lot of hours. I do hope they will go back to a 40 hour week for you come September.