Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I should have an 'I told you so' dance.

Say hello to my sister. If anyone needed luck, this woman did. Crappy marriage, heart surgery, etc.

Last month she was bawling on my couch. "My life is sooooo hard."

So, what happens? Did she take my advice and 'Change it'? Yes she did. She got a line on a new job and went for it.

Okay, technically I had to send in the resume, after I dug it up from my hard drive and revised it. (Remember, she's the cute one.) Believe it or not, she is a welding inspector. I know, you would never guess by looking at her.

One day, years ago, down at the steel plant, the rumor was that if you were a woman, you would get a job. No matter what, they had to fill a quota. (Tree huggers are good for something.) Any who, TBS taught her how to weld, I found a guy that could teach her to drive a forklift and she applied.

She went from being a hair dresser to a welder, an unlikely segue, I know, but she just took right to it. She went on to take courses to become an inspector.

So, fast forward to today. She landed a job making ridiculous money in the next province. I won't say how much, but she makes in just one day what I make in two weeks.

I guess you never know what you are going to be good at, you just have to give it a shot.

Nothing to lose, everything to gain. Told ya so.


Anonymous said...

"lucky" she has a good sister :o)

Camille said...

*I* want a sister like you ... =D

Anonymous said...

You said a welder? I think that is awesome. I have always wanted to do that but did not ever take time to learn how.

ME! said...

I don't think I want to weld, but if the money is that good, perhaps it's time for a career change. :)

ME! said...

Oh, and I think your "I told you so" dance should be like Grace and her mother's from Will & Grace.

Evel said...

That is exactly the one I was thinking of. LOL

Anonymous said...

I just love that kind of story.