Thursday, March 13, 2008


Kyle's father worked for years (until retirement) at the Madison State Hospital as Foreman (plumbing/Welding???). Just after Kyle's father retired they hired someone new and Kyle has said to his brother (who is an electrical Foreman I believe) at the state hospital "If this guy ever leaves let me know as I am interested in the job." This has been a year and 1/2 and my BIL called Tuesday to say this guy was fired and that they will be looking to fill the position. My BIL has been really talking Kyle up for the past 1 1/2 years "just in case." As a matter of fact, Kyles father was VERY well liked, and VERY well respected for the person that he is and the job that he does. BIL has told everyone that Kyle is a replica of his dad and if you are wanting someone good, he would be perfect for the position. Needless to say the people on the hiring board are well are of the family, and Kyle and what his capabilities are.

When Kyle came home the other day after talking with his brother, he told me that it is only a 37 1/2 hour work week instead of a 40. One thing we can NOT do is cut back on our income. Right now there is NO possible way that we can cut anything back. All of the income of state jobs are posted on the net so we got to searching.....we knew what Kyle makes at Meese with no overtime (overtime is rare anyway, nothing you can count on) and there was no possible way we could go less than that...make it a 37 1/2 hour work week instead of a 40 and we could be cut back by quite a bit every month. We finally found the site and they didn't post hourly wage, but a yearly.....did you know the yearly wage was EXACTLY the same as what kyle makes in a year with no OT??? And that was the MINIMUM! There is always hope for a little more being as he has experience out the wazoo.

The benefits are MUCH better...the ins is the same, but they have the added benefit of dental/orthodontic (we currently have none). Not to mention since it is a state job, if the president gets a wort on his butt they call it a national holiday-off with pay :)

You have to fill out your application online and he did it last took an hour and 1/2......

His brother has said that all he really had to do was apply as a "formality".... I just pray that is comes through! This would be so much less stress for him (still stressful but his work environment would be different and that is exactly what he needs).

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