Friday, January 12, 2007

The Best Laid Plans . . .

My hopes for nearby job transfer have been dashed. They chose someone else for the position. While my ego is not as wounded as I might have thought, it is a blow to plans for separation, etc. that would have "worked" well for dealing with children, others. It would all appear more-or-less normal. They don't need to know everything . . . yet.

But it is not to be. Back to the drawing board, or something.

I need to be off to a working weekend to keep the job I have.


Lemuel said...

I am really sorry that the other position did not work out. Not to go all "ev" on you, but I have the "confidence" that there is something better in the future for you.

Ur-spo said...

I too am sorry.
A job that doesn't go through feels like a personal rejection.

When God shuts a door He opens a window.

jeremy said...

Well you know what they say about the best laid plans right!

In recovery we call this one of those: I made plans and God laughed!

So what's on your plan B list? or haven't you made one?

You made so much of all of this that naturally the bottom had to fall out of it. Isn't that always the case?



A Troll At Sea said...

homo proponit, sed Deus disponit...

Hang in there, Joe. Something will turn up.


Michael said...

It is true that when God closes a door, She opens another -- but it can be dark and lonely in the hallway. Hang in there, though. Lots of us are with you in the dark.

When I left the monastery, a Jesuit co-worker of mine told Tom that I should not look for a job in a church-related field but try something like ditch digging for a while, just to clear my mind. There is much to be said for that -- and I did, indeed, for a brief time work as a sales associate at Kohl's [To dig I am unable, to beg I am ashamed] -- but economic realities must also be faced.

Plan plans, I have been told; don't plan results. Those must be in the hands of a loving and caring SomeOne Else...

bear said...

Sorry it didn't work out...perhaps something better is on it's way? Like you say "Back to the drawing board!" Look for other opportunities when things don't work out as planned. Sometimes something better comes along.

"appearing more or less normal?" hmm...interesting!

daveincleveland said...

so very sorry dude....that sucks.......course you know, there is a reason and He has a plan for you......hang in there, let me know if i can help
love ya buddy

Journeyman said...

I'm really sorry. I'm hoping and praying something else comes down your road shortly.