12.02.2008

From one random job to another...

Sometime this summer, I can't remember when exactly, I was sitting with Brent at work eating lunch. I got extremely irritated because while we were trying to eat, he kept being called to do something, check on something, go fix something, call someone, etc. I thought to myself, it's not right that my husband can't sit down for 20 minutes and enjoy lunch without someone bugging him with something. This type of thing happened on many occasions. And I remember thinking that day that I didn't want him working there anymore (there were many other things that bothered me about his job, not just the lunch thing). But that day at lunch was like the straw that broke the camel's back. I didn't say anything to Brent. He already knew what I was thinking. But it really bothered me and I decided I wanted him to find another job. I still didn't say anything. That evening when Brent came home from work, he told me he was ready for something new and he immediately started looking for a job. I don't think that was just a coincidence, I think it was the providence of God. Brent had looked for another job back in the spring and almost got one with Bill Heard Chevrolet...I'm VERY thankful that didn't happen! Brent bought the book 48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller and foreward by Dave Ramsey. And so Brent started to seriously search for a job and we both began to seriously pray for God's plan to be revealed. To make a long story short (which I probably need to do with a lot of my blog posts) he accepted a job with Cornerstone Detention Products on Monday, December 1st. The company had been thinking about hiring another outside salesman but hadn't officially made a decision or advertised at all. Brent found them on the Athens Chamber of Commerce website, thought it sounded like a unique company, and decided to send them a resume. He didn't expect to hear back from them, but he did and now he will be working for them! He is extremely ecstatic about the new job! I am very proud of him and excited for him! Brent is such a hard worker and he deserves to work at a place where he will be appreciated and valued. I think he will feel that way at Cornerstone. So...all praises to my King and for His perfect plan and timing! 

What does Cornerstone do you ask??? It is a family-run local busines that does work all over the nation. They sell prison equipment (uniforms, guard towers, stainless steel toilets and sinks, beds, security glass, you name it they sell it). There is also a construction side that does a lot of work with architects who design prisons and other detention facilities. 

So now, when people ask me what Brent does, instead of explaining that he works for a wholesale plumbing supplier that also sells lighting and appliances (a toilet salesman) I will now have to explain that he works for a detention equipment supplier (a prison salesman). 

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