So I've been working in a grocery store bakery for only about a year and a half. At first I liked it, learning how to decorate cakes, discovering that I have a talent for it, etc. I just loved it when I would hand out a cake order and the person would just gasp when they saw it. I lived for those kind of reactions.
Then we got a little shorthanded at work. But the managers didn't hire anyone else because they figured I could do it. I was getting so strung out! I was having to work as hard and as fast as I could every day! My hands felt like they were going to break everytime I squeezed a bag of icing. I was starting to hate my job, I would feel angry at every person who would call to order a cake because it was just more work! So I starting applying at other places (non bakery jobs) but I never got a call back. My husband and I and the people at the bible study we go to were praying for us for months that I would get a new job.
Then, about a month ago, my boss came up to me and said she heard some talk about another position opening up in the store (I work for a warehouse club). The manager who mentioned the open position also mentioned me right away for the job. I'm thinking, no way! This is good! The job? Comparison shopping. Basically I drive out to our store's competition (target/cub/other warehouse clubs) and check the prices on the items that we also carry. When I'm not doing that I help out with signage, customer service, that kind of stuff. What an answer to prayers!
So now I'm on my third week on the new job and I LOVE IT!!!! Sure, I'm not doing cakes anymore, but now I have time and energy to make some practice cakes at home and to try some things that I wouldn't have had the opportunity to try at work, like fondant/tiered/carved cakes. I love decorating again, and my hands don't hurt anymore!
All I have to say is Praise Jesus, because this was just handed to me by Him!
Good for you. Prayers do work and it looks like yours were answered. Good luck with your new career.
Awesome, Cake Buddy, I'm happy for you.
Congrats on the new job!
that's great! it's wonderful to love your job! best of luck!
CONGRATULATIONS! I bet you sleep better at night I know that it must feel great to love your job
Congratulations, I'm very happy for you.
. . . sooo happy for you . . . I'm glad your prayers were answered . . .