From the April 2014 magazine.

A New Employer

When I came into AA, I had a fulltime job as a lockbox clerk. This meant I spent eight hours a day photocopying and stapling. It was mindless work, but I didn’t have much of a mind when I was new, so it was a good fit. Computers do all this now, but I’m so grateful that I was allowed to work that job at that point.

As the years of recovery progressed so did my career, by fits and starts—and occasional giant leaps—much like my recovery. By the grace of God, who can use my character defects of control and manipulation to his advantage, I eventually found myself in something my friend John describes as a “big-deal” job, making more money than this alcoholic ever dreamed would be possible.

-- Mary D.

Webster Groves, Montana

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