Elizabeth - posted on 01/21/2011 ( 23 moms have responded )
my husband just got a job working on the rigs up north. He is a journeyman carpenter and is bored with the work and is super underpaid. He has always wanted to work on the rigs and we finally made the switch. He has only been gone for two days and I'm finding it super tough. Does it get easier? He will be on 20 days and off 10. I have a 6 month old and a 2 year old. Do any of you have little kids? How did they adjust? Do you like this life? He thinks that it will be so much better financially and he can come home and spend ten full days with us instead of just coming home and seeing the kids for an hour before they go to bed. Is it a pretty stable job? I know that for two months out of the year they dont work for spring break up and everybody else on the rig is single and doesnt have families so its hard for him to relate. any advice?