Thursday, November 10, 2011

First Day, New Job

Although CayTronics has been paying the bills, I have still had too much time on my hands, and today am starting a new job in a dive shop called Divers World. I will be doing sales and repairing and servicing dive equipment. CayTronics will stay in full operation, same as before.
When I was very young, I wanted to be a scuba diver. I subscribed to Skin Diver Magazine for years and years in landlocked Missouri.
When I graduated High School, I joined the Navy but didn't know what schools to try and get. I chose electronics because of a Heathkit Stereo my Dad and I built when I was a kid. I never had a craving to be an electronics technician or engineer. A lot of it had to do with doing something that my Dad would approve of. In the Navy, I got stationed in Pearl Harbor, and learned to scuba dive there at a Honolulu dive shop.
When got out of the Navy, and lived Virginia, I worked my electronics job from 7:30 till 3:30, then started at 4 PM at a dive shop, teaching scuba class and working in the shop.
I always considered making the switch from Electronics to Diving, but the scuba salary had been too low. Now, even though the salary is too low, the alternative is sitting at home, or go out beating the bushes to get more CayTronics business.
Maybe God is doing for me what I have not done for myself.

10 Comments:

Blogger sunshine said...

I am very confident that your love for diving, good quality dive gear as well as the fixer part of you are really going to enjoy this new job. I am very proud of you for not giving.

Remember: We ask God what we want and he gives us what we need.

Love you!

November 10, 2011 9:49 AM  
Blogger Bone said...

There's definitely something to be said for doing what you love. Good luck!

November 10, 2011 10:13 AM  
Blogger YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

just out of curiosity..did you know Shawn and Jerry Beatey?

November 10, 2011 12:27 PM  
Blogger Slyde said...

doing what you love?

i envy you.. congrats!

November 10, 2011 2:53 PM  
Blogger Elettra said...

Even if you do not earn much, but you do a job you like !!!!!!!

November 10, 2011 4:53 PM  
Blogger Happy Days said...

Although money certainly helps, it isn't everything. AND...you never know where it might lead in the future. Best of luck on your new job and hope it brings lots of pleasure to your working days. ...debbie

November 11, 2011 8:20 AM  
Blogger Joker_SATX said...

Belated Congrats on the new digs! make tons of money..then remember me as your friend.

November 11, 2011 2:05 PM  
Blogger Chris H said...

I think you have to have balance. If the scuba diving does not pay the bills... you have to do the electronic work. Shame, but there ya have it.

November 11, 2011 4:58 PM  
Blogger Carnealian said...

A dive shop is a no-brainer job for you! It's a perfect place for you to share all your knowledge. Congrats on the new position!

November 12, 2011 10:53 AM  
Blogger Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Congrats on the new job & finding the silver lining to boot! :-)

November 13, 2011 9:38 AM  

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