August 3, 2008

Hubby’s Work

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:30 pm by bitsypieces

So I mentioned in a previous post that Hubby’s employer was going through some changes, and he had two job options… and neither seemed like a good choice.

Rather than settle for less, I encouraged him to ship out his resume to other local companies in hopes that he might find a better gig. And he did.

In a few months, he’ll be starting with a new employer. The pros: free health insurance for the whole family, decent pay (less than he’s making now, but it’s better than some of the other options), no shift work, better hours, better type of customer, off all major holidays, more vacation time. The cons: longer drive.

In the kind-of-a-pro-but-also-a-con section, the job still requires long shifts. However, this does translate into fewer days per week (he’ll average about 3-4 work days each week).

Overall, it’s a decent job and I think he’ll like it. And the free health insurance kind of offsets the lower pay (especially since our family health insurance coverage is now costing us $500 per month!). But if gas prices stay high–which they will, of course–the longer drive could turn into a budget buster.

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