I’m excited to announce that I landed back with General Electric as a Region Finance Manager for the Industrial Systems business, working out of my house. I was laid off after 37 years at the end of May 2016 from another division of GE, with my severance ending at the end of January. In December, an HR manager I knew from a previous role contacted me about this position but they were in a hiring freeze.
At the end of January they were finally given approval to fill the position and my official start date was last Monday 2/13/17. I want to thank the SFG because there were several times when I started to get into the “pity me” syndrome, but then Thursday rolled around and every meeting I attended gave me a new positive outlook when I left.
Thanks for all you did for me and I promise to carry on H.O.P.E. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if there is anything I can do to help anyone in their search.
I’m pleased to share I have landed a full-time opportunity with Ivie & Associates with the role of Sr. Production Technology Manager out of their Flower Mound office. I began this assignment February 20th, 2017.
My journey began mid August 2016.... I initially attended Southlake Focus Group in early September, joining shortly there after. I’ve done my best to attend weekly meetings (as able) and will continue to do so (as best I can) to reciprocate with encouragement and support. I was fortunate enough to find a “bridge job” at the first of this year prior to landing my new role.
I strongly endorse the opportunities provided from this experience as it re-enforces your self-esteem, allowing you to realize the value you offer (and closes some of the financial gaps and pressures these journeys often face….) One of the greatest lessons learned and an important piece of advice: work hard to keep the SFG core value of H.O.P.E. (Help One Person Everyday) in the forefront of your mind - it offers balance, sanity and grace throughout this sometimes inhuman process…
So, in a true “Academy Awards style”: I wish to acknowledge the unwavering support of my wife Janie - without her none of this would be possible. Additional thanks to my family and my friends for your patience and understanding…. It is my sincere hope to stop in soon to celebrate this blessing with my Southlake Focus Group family.
All the best,