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    Default Does what you fear makes it come true?

    I feel a little awkward about asking for your prayers, but I think that is part of God's way. You have to admit you need help and say so in front of others.

    I found out today that all the contractors at HP that were going to be forced to take off the last two weeks in December are now being forced to take six weeks off.

    Later I found that even after that six week furlough there is no guarantee that will be brought back.

    God has been very good to me and my family, and for the last four years I have feared that this would happen, and just at the time that I didn't think it could, it has.

    It's not completely bad news, because there is hope that our HP manager will be able to work it out with upper management that we don't have to wait the six weeks.

    I have to consider that the worse case is I'm out of a job.

    I know that there are many people out there unemployed, and others battling illness, missing limbs, loved ones passing away, so I do feel a little silly asking for prayers for something so insignificant as a job.

    If you could though one in the list for me and my family I sure would appreciate it.

    Thanks!

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    Sure Tony, consider it done
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    Ya got my thoughts and prayers Bossman.


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    Default Re: What you fear makes it come true?

    Tony, don't feel silly for asking for prayers about a job. Trust me... we've all been there. It's not fun at all. I know that if it were one of us saying that we feel silly, you'd be popping in here saying that all requests are welcome no matter what. I'll be saying a few prayers for ya for sure. We are your extended family whether you like it or not

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    Tony, no need for embarrassment. You know I've ask a plenty from you fellas. Prayers are one thing that should never be looked upon as unnecessary, no matter how big or small the dilemma. It goes without saying my family will have you and yours in mind and in prayer. There's a plan, don't worry.

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    Tony, consider it done!!
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    come on down,,,always looking for new workers....what ya like at laying concrete.....tis good on ya hands......
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    you got it. As you know I just went through that. But as I look at it when one door closes one will open
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeXJ View Post
    you got it. As you know I just went through that. But as I look at it when one door closes one will open
    Yeah I just wish I was better at finding a job. Getting and keeping for a long time I have down.

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    So after a couple of days things seem to be better and worse.

    I was hopeful that the manager at the company I contract for would be able to explain to the folks upstairs why doing this would be a bad thing. I believe the 6 contractors in our group are about 40% of the work force. Not having us there for 6 weeks is going to hurt.

    Yesterday I found out that the manager knew about it before Thanksgiving and had been working on it long before we learned of it. So it seems we are stuck at being "off" without pay for 6 weeks.

    I have heard more positive news about returning to work. I originally heard that it would be re-evaluated on Jan 15th if we would return on Feb 1st or if it would be longer.

    I guess it is good news that the contract wasn't just canceled. I'm pretty sure they have a 30 day "out", so they could have just said bye bye to us.

    The only problem now is if they did this to us once, will they do it again? Can't plan financially like this.

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    Look at it this way, you will not be permanently out of work. It hurts, but you can survive. Been praying for you
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    Already put in a good word for ya Tony. Just remember that God uses things like this for good. It may not always seem so at the time but you'll look back at the outcome some time down the road and really be amazed at how he works in our lives. Trust in him to do what is best for you and your family and he will make it so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olds-cool View Post
    Already put in a good word for ya Tony. Just remember that God uses things like this for good. It may not always seem so at the time but you'll look back at the outcome some time down the road and really be amazed at how he works in our lives. Trust in him to do what is best for you and your family and he will make it so.
    I know this, I just wish he'd pull me to the side and give me a heads up!

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    He works in mysterious ways. You don't know your future but He does, and will not let you down without having a plan for you. (if deserving) and you don't need to know or worry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudderoy View Post
    I know this, I just wish he'd pull me to the side and give me a heads up!
    I hear you on that one. That's one of the hardest parts of faith

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