Most of you don't know but David's been a substitute janitor for the Sandusky City Schools since last winter/spring. He attended the boiler class in hopes of working his way up the ladder to becoming a licensed boiler somewhere in the area. He completed the class but now has to log 600 hours on a boiler before taking the certification exam. During the summer months subs aren't needed so he didn't hear anything. That was until last week.
Last week the supervisor notified David that he had a permanent position available. David hopped on it and it looks like David's going to be making a career jump in the coming weeks. To begin, he'll start as a basic janitor. The supervisor doesn't see him staying there long, as a "level 2" position will be opening in October. This is just the chance for him to get David into the system full-time. He sees David progressing quickly and wants to provide the time for David to log as many hours on the boilers as possible in hopes of getting him certified ASAP. Ultimately he wants to see David as a fireman, the highest level, at one of the schools. There are a decent amount of boiler operators retiring in the near future and he needs replacements.
David will start with a pay cut but after becoming a level 2 his salary will increase tremendously. In addition, the benefits will be a hell of a lot better than what we have now. HSA's suck! The supervisor told David to take as long as he needs at his old job before starting with the schools. This is an interesting scenario. We want David to stay at his old job mainly for the income, which would close the gap between the starting pay rate with the schools and the promotion to a level 2. But we don't want him to lose the opportunity with the schools (they say his position is set but you just never know). So we're unsure at this time what the gameplan is. Maybe 2 jobs at the same time. Who knows. But it looks like another life changing moment in our lives. We just like to keep you on your toes!