June 30, 2008

Hubby & Work

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:00 pm by bitsypieces

Although I have a little freelance writing income, it’s not enough for us to live.  (It’s barely enough to keep our “emergency fund” padded with cash.)  So, basically, Hubby’s income is our only real means of support.

Unfortunately, a new company is coming in and taking over the business.  As a result, Hubby had two choices:

  • Sign on with the new company.  He’d stay at the same job and the same pay rate.  However, he’d have to work swing shifts (sometimes first shift, sometimes second shift, sometimes third shift).
  • Sign on with a nearby competing company.  He’d work a similar (but not same) job with regular shifts (all first shift), but he’d also get almost a 25% pay cut.

It’s really a dilemma for us.  On one hand, swing shifts are just terrible.  Hubby is the kind of guy who needs regular sleep.  I know it would tear him down physically after a while.  And with Baby on the way, it doesn’t bode well for our family life.

On the other hand, a 25% pay cut is significant.

I hate these types of decisions.



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