On Friday something really scary happened.
My Dad was let go from his job. He’d been there for 4 years. He was a model employee. It was a complete shock, as a matter of fact, we are all still in shock.
I am sharing this with you because I am asking for help. I am asking each of you to lend me 2 minutes of your time to look over his resume, and if you know of a lead that he might pursue, to let me know. I don’t often ask for things, but for my Dad, I have to make an exception. See I feel like part of this could be my fault.
Four and half years ago my Mom & Dad were living in Georgia. My father had just been downsized from his job and was in the process of looking for another. At the same time this was happening, I was pregnant with the B-Man.
It was at this time that I began talking to my parents about moving to Cincinnati to be closer to us and the boys. I thought it was fate that Dad was looking for work right at the time when our family was growing. What better time to relocate right? My parents agreed and moved to Cincinnati. Unfortunately with the job market the way it was, my father ended up having to take a job at a warehouse in Florence. This is the job that let him go on Friday.
So how is it my fault that he’s in this position?
Well little did I know that when I was working to convince my parents to move to Cincinnati, my Dad was considering a job he’d been offered by the company that had just let him go, in upstate New York. A job in his field. A job that would let him use his expertise.
And he turned it down to come to Cincinnati.
Who knows. If he would have taken that job, he might still be there today and not dealing with being unemployed again.
So this is why I am asking for help. If you even have just one minute today to look at his resume, I would appreciate it. You never know what might come to mind. Perhaps you know someone who could help him? Perhaps you saw/heard about a job that might fit his skill set?
To all of you who have offered your thoughts and prayers to my Dad and our family, I cannot thank you enough. It means more to me than I can convey in words.