Corinne - posted on 07/25/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
Hmmmm... not a debate, more of a question/putting out the feelers kinda thing.
How many of you have husbands who work away from home or have a dangerous job? How does it make you feel, and how do you cope day to day?
I'm asking because my husband is a chef and is sick of working 10-12hr days 6 days a week, for relatively low pay, plus he never gets to see the kids as we leave the house at 8:30am most days and when we return, he's gone. A couple of guys he knows are going off to work on the oil rigs as chefs and now he wants to follow suit. He needs to do an offshore survival course (£750) and then he's pretty much set. Most of the contracts here are 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off which means he'd see so much more of us, and also the average pay is about 3.5 times what he's on now. Part of me is really excited about this, but there's a tiny bit that's worried about being lonely and bored (esp evenings). I guess I just want to know if it's worth it? I know on paper it looks awesome, but.......