Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Part-Time Problems...and Potential

Well, it has been nearly one month since Rachel and I returned to the USA. Rachel is doing well in school. I have been busy looking for work in a number of different areas.

Last Thursday, I had an interview for a job. The interview went well, I think, and I am waiting to hear whether or not I get the job. I hope to get the call any time.

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The trouble is, the job is only part-time. I am finding that many of the available jobs in the current economic climate are part-time. As I'm sure you already know, the health insurance situation forces many employers into a situation where they can't afford to provide health insurance for full-time employees. The simple solution...for them...is to hire two or three part-timers to replace a full-timer who leaves their employ.

Of course, this means that those two or three part-timers won't have any health coverage, or earn enough money to support themselves. It is then probably necessary to look for a second part-time job that can coordinate with the first one, neither of which provides health insurance.

That is the situation in which I find myself. I could look at this as a problem. In a sense, it is. In another sense, though, part-time employment also opens up possibilities. In addition to applying for work, I have spent a good deal of time online exploring possibilities for freelance work - writing or editing.

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I found one website specifically dedicated to freelance jobs. As I entered my information into my profile, I had to select what skills I have. Then, I have to test myself in these various skills so potential clients can decide whether or not they want to work with me.

Some of those tests went very well. I tested in the top 10% in them. In other areas, however, I found that...well...I wasn't quite as good as I thought. No problem, though. I can go to other sites online and brush up in the areas where I am not so strong.

To make a long story short, if part-time employment is what God opens up to me at this point in my life, I choose to see it as a situation full of potential, rather than problems. Left to myself, I'd choose a good full-time job in an area I love. If God has other ideas, I trust Him to know what is best.

As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:9


  1. praying for you to find the job that God has prepared for you!

  2. Thanks so much Tamara. I really appreciate your prayers.


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