Patience, please

My son, Jay, graduated and received his M.B.A. from the University of Tulsa on December 20.

He already had had a number of job interviews, including three interviews with one large company. After that third interview, he was sure that he would get the job.

He didn’t.

He spent part of the holidays looking at job openings online, writing letters and making contacts. The first week in January, he did more job searching. At the end of the week, he told me, “I’m getting tired of sitting around and not working. I’m ready to get a job.”

“Be patient,” I told him. “You’ll get a good job. It seems like you’re waiting a long time now, but, in a year, when you’re working, it won’t seem as if you waited so long.”

I’m happy to report that I was right. Jay starts work at his new job tomorrow. Congratulations, Jay!