Tuesday, September 29, 2009

advertisement + prayer request

As most of you know {or maybe don't know?}, I was recently laid off from Colonial Insurance Agency, where I worked for 6 years. The poor economy isn't favorable to the insurance industry, as you can imagine, and layoffs were a last resort for Colonial.

Anyway, I was laid off, along with another {former} co-worker of mine. I have been blessed to have another job opportunity {which, by the way, will be a GREAT job for me - 5 minutes from the house, 4 days a week, wear jeans to work, finally get my own office...}. I will start work next week. However, my friend Stephanie hasn't been as fortunate to find another job as quickly. She desperately needs something soon. She is a young single mom of two great kids. She has been looking for a job in the insurance industry, but of course those jobs are few & far between right now. In the meantime, she is advertising two "side jobs" that she has had for several years now. She offers eldery caregiver services, and she also offers commercial & residential janitorial services. If you or anyone you know is interested in hiring her either as a caregiver or for janitorial services, please let me know & I will e-mail you her information. If you need either of these services, please consider Stephanie for the job - if anything, as a ministry to her in her time of need. If you don't need either of these services, you can still pray for Stephanie as she continues her job search. She's got to find something soon so she can take care of her kiddos!! Thanks everybody!!


  1. Congrats on finding a job! Will you be doing the same type of thing or something different? How great that's it is so close to home!

  2. what will you be doing with this job opportunity you found? I'm excited for you and it's close to home, no more commute! well, minimal anyway. =)

  3. Laura,

    After reading this blog about your friend, I emailed a friend of ours that is a Farmers Insurance Agent that rents half of our building on Carmichael Way that Keith's office is in also. As I was writing this, I received this email from Warren Mitchell.

    From: Warren Mitchell [mailto:wmitchell@farmersagent.com]
    Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 2:40 PM
    To: McAlister, Cheryl
    Subject: Re: Are you looking to employ another office assistant soon?

    I wouldn't mind talking with her. If you want to forward my name and contact info to your friend I'd be happy to talk to her. I don't know that I would be able to right now, but I'm always looking. Thanks

    My email address: