Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Promotion Monday!

     This Monday was extra special at the Hixon house.  Casey got a promotion at work and Monday was his first day!!  Same company (which we ABSOLUTELY LOVE!), but he switched departments.  Casey was previously in the Sales department, but is now in Engineering.  From a non-engineering person, the way I understood his old job (which was an Application Engineer) was that though he was in the Sales group, he acted as a liaison between the Engineering and Sales groups and answered engineering related questions for the Sales dept. and customer so the Engineering group could do what they needed to do.    He enjoyed the people he worked with and most of the responsibilities of his position, which in my book is overall a positive situation (after all, we all have at least one thing we don't like about our job), so he wasn't looking at the moment to change since he'd been at this company about a year and a half.
     One day things changed when he was approached by the VP of Engineering and told that they had an open position in their group and his name was the first person they thought of to fill it (Major Compliment #1!).  How awesome is that?!  Out of all the people there, Casey was their top pick!!!  Casey's response to being asked was why they thought he was the right man for the job. (What a great question to find out why they wanted him and what made them decide he was the guy!)  He was given several reasons, like his work ethic and the way he approached solving problems.  Like I said in the last paragraph, Casey was content with where he was, but willing to consider a move.
    Shortly after this offer, the President of the company called him into his office and told him that he was an asset to the company (Major Compliment #2) and that he could go back to Sales in the future if he took this position with Engineering and if he passed on this offer that it would not hurt his career or never be considered by Engineering or another department for another position.  How wonderful of this guy to be honest with him and look out for Casey's interest and make sure he is happy wherever he is!  Casey getting this job at this company almost 2 years ago has been one of the best blessings for us!  He went from a night and day difference in job satisfaction/happiness.  The commute is longer, but I have a MUCH happier husband, so it is well worth the extra drive!
     Back to the whole possible job switching thing.  After Casey came home and told me, I really tried to emphasize a) how proud of him I was b) you haven't been there even 2 years and you are being recognized for the awesome job you are doing!  We talked about the different options, prayed about it together, and made sure that he went with what he thought would make him happy and be the most fulfilling for him.  If he wasn't happy, then that would not be good for our family.  While he was sad to leave the Sales group, we decided that this opportunity with the Engineering dept. was one worth pursuing.  As of Monday, Casey is now a Product Engineer.  Thank you Lord for blessing our family with such a great workplace for Casey, reminding us that you will always provide for our family, and for the management at Mogas Industries for seeing what a great catch Casey is!
     Since everyone posts pictures of their kid's first days of school, here is my husband's first day at his new job!  Way to go Casey!!  Caden and I are so proud of you!!!

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."  Colossians 3:17

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