So, for the benefit of anyone who doesn’t know the story… I worked for alcohol & drug treatment centre for a little over 5 years. They laid us off for ‘6 months’ when they decided to do some much needed renovations. They didn’t have their ducks in a row where it came to the various funding agencies so it became a massive screw up and much delayed. Oh, at the time we, the staff were laid off, they made an enormous mistake in firing our Manager and forcing him into an early retirement mode. I wound up taking a stop-gap job making SOME dough – not a job of choice but the shifts were a good fit. John (ex-manager), had kept his hand in at a few different facilities, dry-houses, drop-in centres; longer Tx centres.
So,… heres the meat of the story.
Via contacts he had made at those centres and talks with a variety people his name had been put forward to head the programming and admin for a brand new local Treatment centre. Over a few days they had discussions and he was onboard. He’s been quietly compiling material for our in-house presentation for these last few weeks. Here’s the good part – he called and asked if I would be a ‘day-oner’ and come help him to open the centre and work for him as a counsellor. My initial reaction was “WOO-HOO!!” and “HELL YEAH:. Then we talked money for a bit and about program content. Tuesday we talked agian – the financial backer of the opperation had their $’s offer; somewhat ower than my hopes or expectations. So, John is presenting my counter offer. Whatever – I’ll have a job back in my field once again 2 and three quarters of a year later.
I hope to hear back from him come morning about the response to my counter-offer and a start date as I have to give notice where I’m currently working. So, the 5 years of work and daily dropping my karma chip in their satin bag is finally paying off.
While we face a couple of grave days this week, which we have appropriate plans for, I’m quietly celebrating this significant personal victory. Praise be! Fulfilling work once again – yee-haw!
Many thanks for all your goodwishes, positive vibes, prayer and encouragement. *My Rocks; My Sirens*
LINK: http://newawakenings.ca/ will be my new workplace / home.