As I sit here on my front courtyard sipping a cup of tea my handsome husband is on his way to his first interview in 35 years with a big corporation for a job. Martin has owned and operated his own business for the last 18 years. He subcontracted to one main company for all these years.
With the big crash that happened years ago there was no work but we hung on during that down point and bounced back. Since then the one main company has changed their way of doing business which in the end has murdered Martin’s business.
We intended to continue for another three years in our new home in New Mexico. Met with a realtor and had a plans to sell April 1. He can run his business from anywhere and I can sew anywhere as long as I have machines, fabric and Fed Ex.
So Tuesday after the last knife was shoved into Martin’s back and $75,000 worth of blood had spilled, the patient died. No more blood available to keep it alive. Martin told his employees he was closing the doors. His baby was dead. We cried. Cried a lot!
The employees took it as well as can be expected. Martin has always put his employees first. Thankfully Martin was offered a position from that main company’s competitor. This was the life saver Martin needed for his employees. They will be coming with Martin. It is true when one door closes another opens.
As the news spread with the main company they jumped on our best guy the very next morning 6 am making him an offer. The ethics they have is appalling. Luckily his guys are devoted and so appreciate the effort Martin made to secure them a job before closing the doors.
This has been one of the toughest weeks but Martin and I live our lives knowing the everything happens for a reason. We may not know exactly what the reason is but it’s for the best.
So we must postpone our move for one year. Still we will build on, just at a slower pace. But with peace of mind knowing we did right by our hard working guys.
I know Martin will knock em dead at his interview. He has so much experience in controls and his work ethics are honest and cares about what he does. Relationships in business are the main key to a prosperous future.
We have worked side by side in our little offices. Him doing his thing and me doing my thing. It will be a big change for him to have to commute to an office everyday. But I know he will succeed in whatever he does. He just that kind of guy!
Well it’s 9:00 am and the interview should be starting. I love this man!!!