Josh has found a JOB!!!!
Last Thursday Josh began working for a company called Blue Star Welding, in the Everson area. Through some friends of ours we found out that they were looking to hire a machinist and Josh went out with his resume in hand to talk with the owners. They had him start the very next morning! Apparently, the company has a good sized machine shop, but no machinists right now. So, they were very excited when Josh showed up. He is the machine shop manager, although right now there are no other machinist, so he manages himself. It's his dream come true, him and a bunch of metal and machines and no one there bothering him. LOL
And just because God likes to keep us on our toes and make things interesting he possibly might have another job in the works. Before our friends started helping us find him a job, Josh had applied at Intalco. Well, turns out that our friends have some connections there and put in a good word for Josh with the HR department. After his first day at Blue Star, Josh went out and took the Millwright testing at Intalco. He was sure he had failed, but he didn't! He did great and they want to interview him the week of the 20th!
So, here we are...praying and thinking about which to choose. Josh's dream job that could possibly include some profit sharing in the future. Or playing it safe and going with Intalco. Intalco is part of the Boeing machinist union and he would earn a bit more per hour and we would have full medical for the whole family. But, they work crazy shifts, he wouldn't be in charge and at some point he would "cap out" on the pay scale.
As you can read it's a tough decision, but with either one we will be staying in Whatcom County. So lots of people are pretty excited about that (us included)!