Happily Ever After Once More
“I thought I was dreaming when the DI called and invited me to join the program.”
My life of living happily ever after had ended. It was the lowest, darkest point in my life. My marriage was ending in divorce and I didn’t know where to turn. Then a good man, my bishop, offered me assistance. He wanted to help me, even though I had a difficult time believing it. After listening to my story, he offered me a referral to the Deseret Industries training program.
I avoided using my referral for some time, but eventually I went to DI for an interview. I sincerely felt that no one would want to hire me. I could not even make eye contact with the development counselor I met with. I thought I was dreaming when the DI called and invited me to join the program.
When I first began, I worried every day that I was going to be fired, that I didn’t have the skills I needed to be successful. Every time I met with my supervisors, I got nervous. Then I got to know the managers and my job coach. I quickly realized that they did care about me and saw the potential I had to be successful. I decided that I wanted to show them that I was a great team player and could work as hard as the next person. It wasn’t long before I was offered the lead position in the small-as-is processing area.
Life was going well until I had an accident. This accident could have ended my life, my job, and everything I had worked for. Although it took quite a long time for me to recover, I returned to the Deseret Industries where they were willing to work with me so I might complete my training. Thanks to the help and support of DI, I have a new job in a management position, with the confidence that I have the skills I need to be successful and live my happily ever after once more.
“I have a new job in a management position, with the confidence that I have the skills I need to be successful and live my happily ever after once more.”
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