Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Scoop: I Have Been Laid Off


I have been notified that my job at Nationwide has been eliminated. Since the organization that I was a part of has access to sensitive information, I will be paid for the next sixty days but I have been released from my job responsibility immediately. Effective June 1st, I am unemployed.

While no one who receives such news is happy about being let go, I am somewhat relieved to have resolution to an issue I have seen coming for many weeks.

Nationwide has been my employer, but Nationwide has never been my Provider. My Provider is God and God alone. He will provide for our needs through this transition as He has provided for us our whole lives. How our lives change because of this job change, obviously, we don't know yet.

What I do know is that God is present with us, He knows our situation, and He owns the cattle on a thousand hills.

Please pray that He gives us clear direction for the future.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear of your news, Alan. Your faith, family and skills will lead you to a new place. I'm sure of that.


Barry said...

Here is a Rick Warren quote I thought you might appreciate reading. "God is more interested in your character than your comfort. God is more interested in making your life holy than He is making your life happy." God will lead you to the next job in His time, in His way, so put away any worries and climb on His back and go along for the ride. Look at it as just another part of life's adventure.

Missy said...

Alan - I'm praying for you daily. It really hit me hard to see everyone in our department leave abruptly but all my thoughts of you are you are a faithful man. You love and trust in God. This is part of His plan. Don't question it, just follow. I've been calling on friends for resources and leads that might help. I received this today. Please feel free to contact Brad. He knows a friend of a friend and said he would help as many people as he can.

Bradly J. Haarala
Technical Recruiting Team
(614) 847-9600 Ext 101
(614) 374-5146 Cell

Keep in touch.

James said...

Hi Alan, Having been through the "lay off" experience I understand what you are going through. Each time tomorrow always came and each experience allowed me to grow and meet good people like you.