I was having no luck finding any work in the tiny town that I was living in. It was really affecting my ability to take care of my wife and child. I had been working at a factory for about 10 years, but then we received word that it was closing down. They did give me severence pay to help give me time to find a new place to work, but no one was hiring. In the end, we decided to pack up and move so that we could look for apartments in San Antonio TX and start a new life there. We knew we would miss where we lived before, but we also knew that our new destination would hold so many more opportunities.
The factory that I worked at was a well known one and I really enjoyed it there. I was the night manager and I worked my way up from working on the line many years earlier. I made sure that all of my employees were safe and that we met all of our daily goals. I was really sad to see the place shut down. But when there are not very many businesses in the area, I knew it would be tough to find something quickly. It was unfortunate that I could not find anything at all, though. I did have a chance to take a managerial job at a convenience store, but that is not what I wanted out of life. I needed to do better for myself, my wife and my little boy.
When we arrived in San Antonio, we moved into a really nice place right away. My wife loves it because it has a playground and a swimming pool. Our son can now go outside and play and we can watch him from the window. That is what I was doing last night when I told my wife that I got a new job paying twice as much as I made before.