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Offline JGHunter

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A prayer for my future family's sake
« on: July 08, 2014, 08:34:46 AM »
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I'm currently stuck in a very low paid job, but tomorrow morning I have a job interview as a prospective apprentice, which would lead to being able to support a family. My wife and I are desparate to start a family, especially as it's coming up to the anniversary of when we lost our first before being born. I don't work for wealth or prestige, only that I can provide. So please keep my job interview tomorrow in your prayers. Thank you
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 09:20:46 AM »
Lord, have mercy!  If I may ask, what's the apprenticeship for?
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 10:06:07 AM »
Lord, have mercy!  If I may ask, what's the apprenticeship for?

Butchery. As running a smallholding is one of the futures my wife and I have considered, it's quite useful, personally.
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 01:57:08 PM »
We will pray.
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2014, 07:34:08 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014, 08:52:35 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2014, 10:55:28 PM »
Lord, have mercy on JG Hunter.
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2014, 12:26:42 AM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant.
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2014, 03:30:52 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2014, 03:51:22 AM »
thank you all for your considerations, but nothing came of it. The pay would be insufficient for what I need and he can't afford to pay me the minimum wage required for my age so that's that. I think it's time to give up on the apprentice route and figure out what I'm meant to do.
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2014, 04:01:33 AM »
thank you all for your considerations, but nothing came of it. The pay would be insufficient for what I need and he can't afford to pay me the minimum wage required for my age so that's that. I think it's time to give up on the apprentice route and figure out what I'm meant to do.

Is there any other trade you can/want to learn?  Depending on some unions, the pay is decent while you get your certifications to journeyman status.
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2014, 05:02:47 AM »
thank you all for your considerations, but nothing came of it. The pay would be insufficient for what I need and he can't afford to pay me the minimum wage required for my age so that's that. I think it's time to give up on the apprentice route and figure out what I'm meant to do.

Is there any other trade you can/want to learn?  Depending on some unions, the pay is decent while you get your certifications to journeyman status.

I don't know how it works in the US but here apprentices earn about £130/wk, I need around £250/wk. Since I am over 25, an employer must pay me at least minimum wage, but when there are school leavers at home available they won't. Unions don't pay people afaik, people pay a subscription to champagne socialists, sorry unions, in order to get protection, and unions only care for their own. Unions do not have a good rep in UK, for good reason.
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2014, 05:26:23 AM »
thank you all for your considerations, but nothing came of it. The pay would be insufficient for what I need and he can't afford to pay me the minimum wage required for my age so that's that. I think it's time to give up on the apprentice route and figure out what I'm meant to do.

Is there any other trade you can/want to learn?  Depending on some unions, the pay is decent while you get your certifications to journeyman status.

I don't know how it works in the US but here apprentices earn about £130/wk, I need around £250/wk. Since I am over 25, an employer must pay me at least minimum wage, but when there are school leavers at home available they won't. Unions don't pay people afaik, people pay a subscription to champagne socialists, sorry unions, in order to get protection, and unions only care for their own. Unions do not have a good rep in UK, for good reason.

Sorry to hear that.  There are plenty of "bad" unions here that are simply political machines, but there are some really good ones, especially in the construction trades.  I was looking at a few unions, but I ended up just going to a welding school for training.  The unions I saw started apprentices at about $15 (8.67 pounds, thereabouts) an hour, with increases over five years until you earn journeyman status.  Most building trades are like that. 

I pray something turns up for you and your family.
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2014, 08:12:18 AM »
So sorry.  Continuing to pray. Lord, have mercy.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2014, 08:18:10 AM »
thank you all for your considerations, but nothing came of it. The pay would be insufficient for what I need and he can't afford to pay me the minimum wage required for my age so that's that. I think it's time to give up on the apprentice route and figure out what I'm meant to do.

Is there any other trade you can/want to learn?  Depending on some unions, the pay is decent while you get your certifications to journeyman status.

I don't know how it works in the US but here apprentices earn about £130/wk, I need around £250/wk. Since I am over 25, an employer must pay me at least minimum wage, but when there are school leavers at home available they won't. Unions don't pay people afaik, people pay a subscription to champagne socialists, sorry unions, in order to get protection, and unions only care for their own. Unions do not have a good rep in UK, for good reason.

Sorry to hear that.  There are plenty of "bad" unions here that are simply political machines, but there are some really good ones, especially in the construction trades.  I was looking at a few unions, but I ended up just going to a welding school for training.  The unions I saw started apprentices at about $15 (8.67 pounds, thereabouts) an hour, with increases over five years until you earn journeyman status.  Most building trades are like that. 

I pray something turns up for you and your family.

I intend to get a run of the mill office job which pays better so that I can afford to take A levels again  which I failed at at school, then see afterwards whether uni or whatever.
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2014, 04:52:49 PM »
So I found out this morning, next Thursday will be my last day at work. I've been given my notice. Ho hum.
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2014, 06:04:01 PM »
may God comfort you in this difficult time.
read psalm 23 (22 in septuagint); He really will give you peace even if it feels like the valley of the shadow of death.

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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2014, 07:35:41 PM »
Continued prayers. Lord, have mercy.
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2014, 09:27:53 PM »

Wow!  I'm so sorry to hear this.  It only means "this" job wasn't going to lead you in the direction God has planned for you.

Don't lose heart.

It's out there, and only a matter of finding it.

Praying God leads you to the job that is meant to help you and your family. 

Lord, have mercy!
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2014, 02:37:45 AM »
Thank you all.


Wow!  I'm so sorry to hear this.  It only means "this" job wasn't going to lead you in the direction God has planned for you.

Don't lose heart.

It's out there, and only a matter of finding it.

Praying God leads you to the job that is meant to help you and your family. 

Lord, have mercy!

Yes I have work in mind but I don't know yet how I will go about it. I pray God will make clear what He has ordained for me.
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Re: A prayer for my future family's sake
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2014, 04:50:13 PM »
Thank you all.


Wow!  I'm so sorry to hear this.  It only means "this" job wasn't going to lead you in the direction God has planned for you.

Don't lose heart.

It's out there, and only a matter of finding it.

Praying God leads you to the job that is meant to help you and your family. 

Lord, have mercy!

Yes I have work in mind but I don't know yet how I will go about it. I pray God will make clear what He has ordained for me.

Lord have mercy.
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