Friday, December 14, 2007

New Year, New Job

The last month has been one of the most difficult times I've had for a long time. The company I work for went into Administration which immediately sent alarm bells ringing about my long-term future. Administration then became Receivership which confirmed the company was in a winding-down process and that eventually, I would lose my job.

On top of that, I lost my Father-in-Law who died suddenly and with no prior warning, from a heart attack which has been devastating for my wife, and extremely sad for me to lose someone I greatly respected.

All in all, it was not a great prospect for a good Christmas.

However, I have now been offered a job in a new firm, and, from what I was able to gather from the interview, would be perfect for me. A company not too large so as not to know everybody, but not too small that would be in immediate difficulty if the economic winds of change should blow.

I start on the 3rd January 2008. A far better Christmas present than I was expecting.

6 comments:

sandegaye said...

WAHOO!!
I've been thinking lots of good thoughts for you.. I'm so happy!

Jen said...

So glad things are turning around a bit. Good luck with the new job and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

James said...

Mark,

Sorry to hear that you've had a spell of misfortune and sorrow. I hope that you and your wife will be comforted by happy memories of time spent with her father. I'm glad to hear that your job situation has turned around. That kind of anxiety can be tough, but especially so at the holidays.

Wishing you and yours a happy Christmas and a healthy, prosperous New Year!
James

Mark said...

Many thanks everyone. It has been a difficult time with lots of uncertainty, but hopefully, the light at the end of the tunnel is very near.

BOB said...

Hi Mark

Sorry to hear about your sad events. I hope that the new job is living up to expectations and that you and Christine can relax back into a happy life.Good luck for a very Happy New Year to you all.

Regards Bob

Jen said...

How was your first week on the new job??