Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Good and the Bad News

First of all, the good news is....drum roll, please....Ryan got a job! He interviewed, assessed, assessed some more and had his final interview today that came with a job offer, yay! Now for the bad news. He will be taking a significant pay decrease and the insurance is twice as much as we did have (like more than $5 less an hour). I know, I know...we are to be thankful for the position and opportunity to work, but we do have to think hard and long about several things. 1) Will the schedule work with his schooling?, 2)Can we afford the insurance and still pay our bills?, 3)Can we afford the decrease in pay from his last job. Let me remind everyone that until the end of May his old company is paying for his insurance in full and we are getting unemployment, so it's not like we are comparing no income to having income. It is somewhat like a gamble. Do we take the job and make it work or take a gamble and continue to look for work as we take in unemployment and free insurance? Well Ryan is on his way home and I am sure we will be talking long and hard about it. Along with praying :) We were hoping for something a little more clear cut as to whether it would be a fit, but no such case. The job is at BRINKS home security working in their customer call center. Also no more having saturdays off :( He will be working tues-sat. I will miss the saturdays off as that is usually when we have family parties/get togethers/events and such. So sorry the news wasn't a grand slam of happiness, but with our economy right now, that's about as good as it gets out there.


Anonymous said...

Dear Meg,

Thankful and praying that God will give you the wisdom to make the right decision. Keep the Faith, He's got you in the palm of His hands.

Love, Evah.

Rochele said...

Oh my goodness!! How could this not be good news?? John is working four days a week and is sooo bored, it must be hard for Ryan not working at all? That is AWESOME news!!! They just announced buy outs at Denso in Athens. Good to hear that God answered your prayers.

Megan and Ryan Reed said...

So good to hear from you! How are you all doing? I miss seeing you all and sharing with you :)

We are very thankful, but it is difficult to get excited about the benefits being so high ($400+). That is about a fourth of his monthly wages :( That's all. We are contimplating the options of doing without the insurance, but with kids and wanting to have more kiddies we don't think it would be wise. It's just a lot to ponder.

Rochele said...

I know, praying for ya'll, difficult decisions. Have ya'll checked into cover kids? It's free, Rachel O'dell has her kids on it. Might be worth considering. Blessings to you.

Megan and Ryan Reed said...

Well we are trying to not to rely on the governement and also know that they limit and control your medical care. We are hoping that my ebay sales would help supplement us until he is able to get raises and closer to where we were. Also once he finishes school next fall he will be elegible for a management position there :) Thank you for your prayers. I think the shock is wearing off and we are just going to take it day by day and see what the Lord wills ;)