I know, I’m supposed to be telling you about safe eating things for babies and kids. I will, I promise. In the mean time, though, there’s a lot on my mind. Long story shortened, my husband was basically offered a job today. This is a big deal as he’s been looking for steady employment ever since we graduated with our bachelor degrees almost two years ago. The problem is that while this job would pay well and allow for me to be at home with our babies, it would sacrifice our time as a family.
The job would require for him to be gone for one month after accepting employment. After that, he would be bussed a state away for 16 days at a time. During that time, he’d live at a work camp doing hard labor for 16-18 hours a day. He would then be bussed home for 5 days, and then back for 16 more.
He wants to provide for his family and he wants to make enough money that we aren’t struggling. He also wants to be a father and husband that’s around, though. He wants to be there for the birth of his son in July. He wants to spend time with his beautiful daughter who is almost 16-months-old. This lifestyle-job wouldn’t allow for this, really.
My husband has to call and let the company know his decision within the next few days. If he says “no, this isn’t for us,” then there is a chance he could be hired by another natural gas company that would have a better work schedule and be local. This same hiring agency will be doing hiring for other gas companies who would have better work schedules in a few weeks, and they told my husband that they would put his resume in the top of the pile of applicants if he was interested in that instead.
Oh, so many things to think about.