Friday, February 13, 2009

Not in limbo anymore

Late Tuesday evening I received a phone call from my friend, Ann whom also is my Union Rep. She told me all the drivers got their letters stating they will be getting their bus routes back for sure!! Confused, read here.

So Wednesday all 4 Supervisors, the Director of Transportation and several others had a meeting that lasted well over 5 hours to discuss how to handle all this mess.

Long story short. I was told to call my supervisor Thursday morning. So after homeroom was over I took a deep breath and called her. This is what she said.

Brad (director of Transportation) said you have 1 of 2 choices to make.

A) Choose an open route and bid on it (there are only regular routes open...I've been doing special needs for 18 years...so a regular route scares the crap outta me!)

B) Change from a regular driver to a sub driver and take over route 532 (special needs) for the remainder of the year. BUT, the start of 09/10 school year I will still be a sub driver and they can put me on ANY route they want...including regular 88 passengers. ugh!

So I had some questions...What routes were open that go to the middle school I work at and what towns do they go to? All but 1 had an elementary run....but I could swing them and still work at the school...the one that is middle school only happens to be the worse route in the district!!! We are talking fights and police escorts all. the. time. Will I still have my seniority if I switch to sub? YES! Keep all benefits? YES!

Hmmm...lots to think and pray about. So I called John and talked if over with him. We both prayed about it.

I decided to switch to a sub driver and take the special needs route 532. The only suck-y thing is it has an elementary so I have to leave the school early to do that run.

Upside though....I told John this was God's way of saying, "see things work out...trust me".....I get $10 a day more being a sub driver. HEY!!!!!!!!!

So I have peace about this whole situation now. Still not sure when the switch will happen. They are thinking in 2 weeks since SO many people are involved and payroll has so many changes to do, etc.

When I came into the house yesterday this was the first thing I saw.
John bought me my favorite Tulips, cordial cherries and Caramel wood wick candle to cheer me up! How sweet was that!!! It cheered me up instantly! He took me out to dinner at our favorite Mexican place as well.

So I'm looking at all that has happened this year with my job as a blessing. God knew it was all going to work out...I should have trusted from the beginning!! I'm happy to just have a job, period! So, now i get to keep my job at the school, & drive the bus as well!

23 comments:

Lori said...

I am really glad things have worked out for you! It sounded like it was a very trying time.

John was so sweet to get you those goodies knowing you were upset. That is always nice when your husband gets it..

Sandy Toes said...

What a nice husband...I love tulips!
-sandy toe

heathersister said...

I know that has all been very stressful for you. Glad you have made a decision. It will be fine.

Nice little surprise!! Enjoy them.
But, you know what the best stress reliever is!? Have fun with that.

heathersister said...

OH,BTW, loved your comment on Jenny's blog about the ugly shoes. LMAO.

Becky said...

So glad you are getting an answer. I know how hard it is to have things up in the air.

How sweet of John. You definitly have a keeper...

angi_b72 said...

I am so glad everything worked out for you!! That is scary when people go messing with your job!! What a super sweet hubby you have!!!

Joy in the Burbs... said...

So glad to hear this good report and how everything has worked out. It's hard to see God working when you are in the middle of situations, but that 20/20 vision after the fact helps you to see Him in the details.

What a sweet, supportive husband to bring you all those goodies.


Joy

Betty said...

That´s so great! I´m so happy it all worked out! Your hubby is a sweatypie! You should spoil him tomorrow...

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

What a sweet guy! I pray that all works out the best for you.

April said...

Hey Betty~
You've been on quite a roller coaster ride...I'm glad you've finally come to a resolution! Everything works out according to God's plan for our lives.

Wow...John did good!!! Love the flowers, especially. He sure knows how to take care of his woman! :) Enjoy!

Jill said...

I am glad things worked out!

Your hubby is the best. That was so sweet of him!

Julie said...

John is a winner, but you already know that. Praise God for good husbands!!! Such a blessing. Praise God it is working out and prayerfully it will next year too

Lori said...

BTW I snagged your button!

natalie said...

Way to go, Mr. John! I love those tulips! & those candles are AWESOME!!!


I'm so glad everything worked out, Mrs. Betty! :) Love ya!

Young Momma said...

I'm so glad things worked out! And your hubs rocks!

Melody said...

Good for you! I'm glad that things are working out.

I love those tulips! What a guy!

Heather said...

Flowers, candy, candle, a sweet husband, dinner (and margaritas?).

Sounds like a grrrreat night.

Seriously, I'm so glad things have worked out. Don't you think God does things like that to test our trust?

Have a great Valentine's Day!

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad it all worked out for you! And what a sweet husband you have!! Those Tulips are beautiful!! You have an award on my blog too!

Susie said...

I am so glad that everything worked out. Your husband is so sweet to cheer you up too:-)

Yankee Girl said...

What a sweet Husband! I love hearing stories about amazing husbands...it seems I am surrounded by people in unhappy marriages so I am always delighted to find out I am not alone in my bliss!

dddiva said...

Being in limbo is the worst- I am glad you made a decision- I am sure it will work out for the best for you.
I know you know this- but you did pretty great in the husband department. Enjoy the goodies and the guy.

Betty said...

Check out my blog. You are the winner of my giveaway!!
I´m so glad it´s you! I need your mailing address, ok?

Aubrey said...

It is ALL going to work out. I'm glad you made a choice that you feel good with!

John is a good man!