Last week, Joseph and his fellow employees were informed that the engineering branch of the company was being sold.  He will now be employed by a large international company..  I don’t know all the details, but we’ve got some changes ahead of us.  Nothing major, and we’re hoping that it will all be positive in the end, but it still leaves my stomach in knots at times.  I hate uncertaintly, especially when it comes to jobs and benefits.  We got more detailed health insurance information yesterday and I am beyond sad that our pediatrician isn’t covered under the new plan.  I know that I’ve mentioned multiple times here how much we love her and I just want to cry when I think about taking my kids to someone else (suggestions for a new doc from friends in our area are welcome!).  Good thing that my ob/gyn is covered, or I’d have Joseph out looking for a new job!  The insurance will also be costing us more each month, with a higher deductible.  Blech.

On the bright side, Joseph’s schedule won’t change, so we’ll still get to have him home on Fridays.  We also get (hopefully….they’re still trying to work out some kinks with locations) a membership to a gym, which will save us some money since Joseph is paying for a membership at a local college right now.  The 401K package is better than what we had before and we’ll get good vision coverage with the health benefits.  The international status of the new company will also offer us the potential for some interesting job experiences.  They are planning to greatly increase their number of employees with this change, and Joseph is excited to be involved from the ground floor…we’re hoping it is just another step up the ladder in reaching his employment goals.

We are sad to be leaving a locally owned company.  We’ve been really happy with our experience with the old company.  I’m totally bummed at the timing of this because it means that we’ll miss the annual Christmas party–they’ve hired Ryan Shupe and the Ruberband this year and I was sooo excited for that!  Plus, I’m sure that, had we been there, we’d have won one of the awesome prizes that they give away.  Oh well…all good things must come to an end….and hopefully this leads to something even better.


7 Responses to “Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes”

  1. Em Says:

    Mom told me a little about the changes. That sure complicates some things. So, do you think you might consider an overseas position sometime?

  2. Daniele Says:

    Good luck with all the changes!! I really hope that this brings nothing but good things for your family!

    Is there any possibility of your pediatrician’s office looking into joining the network for your new insurance? I know how hard it is to find a doc that you really trust with your kids!

  3. Halo Says:

    good luck. job changes are hard for everyone whether they are at work or not.

    i’m wondering if there is any *particular* reason why you will be needing an ob/gyn? hmmmmmm?

  4. Jenn Says:

    Yes Halo….a yearly exam 😆

  5. Cashelle Says:

    Yuck. We’re in the middle of a transition as well. Talk about bad timing. We had the baby on Tuesday and his new job started the next Monday. I was freaking out, but it all worked out in the end. Good luck with finding a new pediatrician. We’ve had 5 in the time we’ve had kids with moves, insurance changes, etc. When you find a good one it is hard to want to change!!

  6. Halo Says:

    party pooper!

    truthfully, i know how hard it is to find ANY doctor you like (you know how much i just love doctors to begin with). i’d be sad, too, if i couldn’t take my kids or myself where i want simply because of insurance providers.

    good luck finding a new pediatrician.

  7. Melissa Diehl Says:

    We are going through the same thing right now! But the health insurance is a good change- we had an awesome pediatrician last year, then in January we had to get new insurance and she wasn’t covered, but now with the company change the ped is on the new insurance!
    Hope it all works out!

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