Friday, June 17, 2011

A Mechanic, a Pig Farmer, and a Youth Worker Walk Into a Bar...

Right now I'm entering into another entertaining life transition. An employment transition. At present I have three options I am carefully sifting through. They are as follows:

Stay working for Linamar
Pros: simplest solution, maintain friendships with co-workers
Cons: Job sucks, lousy pay, temp status, long hours, and (more than likely) another five months of being promised full time employment *any day now*

Take job at Conestoga Meat Packers
Pros: good pay, quick access to benefits, sweet hours, shorter commute
Cons: job is super gross

Take Child and Youth worker job
Pros: hardcore life skills and experience, opportunity to use my degree, opportunity to step way outside my comfort zone
Cons: 45 minute drive one way, even lousier pay

Yes, the next few days should be very interesting ones indeed!


Jake Rivers

P.S. Here's a shout out to all the babies who came into the world this week, and to the many more all set to arrive over the next few months. God is so good!


  1. Dude, you should totally take the Conestoga Meat Packers position. Make money while you can, you'll be in ministry soon enough and that option will be gone. :)

    But seriously, think of the sermon illustrations you'll get from working there! ;)

  2. hey baby, i liked this blog :) God will provide!!! xoxo