What kind of work does your husband do?

Kristie - posted on 12/13/2009 ( 257 moms have responded )

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My husband is a Sherriff Dept. He works nights one month,then days the next month. He works 12 hour shifts and when he's home he is usually tierd, sleeping, or hunting. But is also a great family man. We often watch movies together. We go to church, which has been a great foundation for our marriage. Without God, we would never make it!

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Amy - posted on 01/16/2010

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My husband is a fulltime firefighter. He works 24 hrs on & is home for the next 48. Every once in a while he'll pull a 48-hr shift, but we make it. The kids and I will make supper at home and take it to the firehouse on most nights to eat with him. Eating as a family is very important to us. And his partner at work loves it when I bring supper up!! Our kids have never known any other way. He's still on call 24/7, even when he's not on shift. We've been at the grocery store on numerous occasions over the past 11 years, only to hear his pager go off and out the door we go! Wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!! God is definitely a huge part of our marriage. Without Him, we couldn't do this.

Migdalia - posted on 01/16/2010

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My husband works for Brighthouse Networks as a computer technician.He has been with the company about 8 years and does a little bit of everything .He is not in the field but works in the office on computer, receiving calls and helping customers over the phone. His job does shift change every 4-5 months. So this shift he is working Sat, Sun,Mon, and Thursday 12 hours shifts. He is home Tuesday, Wed, Friday. We go to church together on Wednesday evenings as a family. We leave early as we are the church volunteer cleaners. We run a donation drive to help families in need.
When he is home we have movie times separately with each child that is home.Now only 2/3 are home ages 13 girl and boy 9. Both whom have multiple special needs., which you can not tell by looking at them.
Hubby cooks on his days off and helps out with kids a lot. We love to play board games, watch movies. Every night when he comes home at 12am we watch tv for an hour, one of our shows. He is awesome and my best friend.
Without God we would not be able to get through all the things we have gone through especially when our kids were first diagnosed. Our daughter is doing well and learning. Our son is more delayed with more issues so he is mentally 5 but going on 10. He has has learned a lot and we work with him every day.
With out God we can not do it!!!
tonight we are going to an awesome Christian concert at St Petes Florida, 10 bands.

Kristen - posted on 01/15/2010

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My husband is a Correctional Officer for the Adult Woman's Facility in Madison, Indiana. He works 6 days on and 2 days off and every 5th and 6th week he gets a 3 day weekend. He goes in at 6AM and works until 2PM sometimes lol! Sometimes 6 or 10 PM just depends! But he loves his job and I support him as much as humanly possible minus breakfast every morning. But I have everything else covered lol!

Marji - posted on 01/08/2010

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My husband is also a Sherrif Deputy. He works nights all the time, 12 hour shifts leaving the house at 2 pm and returning around 3 am. Since Emily was born our relationship has grown by bounds mainly due to the fact we see each other more. I am blessed to be able to stay home from work and be a full time mom and wife. When I was working a full time job outside the home I only saw hubby on his days off or weekends.
Like your husband when he is home he is tired too but he still cleans and cooks and even does laundry! Good men are hard to find and I remind myself often how lucky I am.

Tosha - posted on 01/05/2010

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my husband is an army sgt deployed in afghanistan. I havent seen him in 4 mths and wont be able to see him for another 3. We have a 5 mth old baby girl who wont know her daddy when he comes home. He is extremely busy and there is a time difference so we rarely talk on the phone, but we email quite often. Sometimes I think I cant make it without him, but the second I hear his voice I know everything is going to be ok. Some people dont realize how good they have it. I wish I could watch a movie or go to church with my husband :(

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Carol - posted on 06/01/2014

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Greetings Ladies ! My husband is a retired Racehorse Jockey !
I am very proud to say that he is a wonderful man , a great horseman with a good reputation everywhere he goes .... He respects my education & chosen area of expertise ( Dressage & # Day Event /Showjumping / General Riding -to the 3 star
rating ) We are RARELY ever apart , work well together and boy , it all makes for a super relationship & we are , I must say , a great team , no matter what we are doing .
For me , he's THE BEST !

Redd - posted on 05/31/2014

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My husband is an active duty Marine. We are currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan. My husband finds bombs and disarms them. He is a combat engineer and is part of the 31st MEU here. He goes on ship for three months to either Korea, Philippines, Australia or other ports to teach foreign country's soldiers his job. He comes home for three months -goes for two months comes home for two months goes out for three months back and forth...entirely frustrating and hard on the childen-we have four-the newest is three weeks old! But I love my husband and I know that he does what he does for our country. Ooh-Rah!

Shana - posted on 04/09/2014

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My husband is a security officer he just graduate the beginning of this year from it-tech school for I think computer networking but been hard to find a job but he not giving up we need money badly. I'm a Jehovah witness but he not he do support me.

Melissa_terral - posted on 03/21/2014

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My husband just started a new job last week, working as a floorman on a rigg in Texas. It's 7/7. With it being the first job that he has had where he's gone from home, it's a big adjustment. Thank God I have my precious 2 year old Grandson to keep me busy or else I might lose what little bit of a mind I have left, to bordem.

Jaime - posted on 02/17/2014

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He is a welder/painter for his company. Loves what he does and has been with his company that treats him/us ever so well! He comes home extremely dirty though! All of his pants have major holes in them and a lot of his shirts do to. As long as he himself doesn't get holes in him that's all I am concerned about.

Astrid - posted on 02/01/2014

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He's a stay at home Dad (and Uncle)! He used to be a Stuntman in Hollywood, but gave it up after he was severely injured and ended up in hospital for just under two years (which is where we met actually). We adopted Anja three months before we got married, so he's always been a stay at home Dad during our married life, but I he wants to go to University to study Paediatric Nursing when our baby niece (who he looks after when my brother and sister-in-law are at work) starts school.

I have to say though, I like being the earner in our family!

Holly - posted on 09/16/2013

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My husband is a retired (3 days ago:) AF Colonel/pilot. And is now going to fly for the airlines. It's going to be a bit of a transition for us...he loved his military career. (and, man! was he amazing at it!) But we're looking forward to a new adventure:) Bring it On!!

Deanna - posted on 04/19/2013

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He is a truck driver. Local driving. He also has a cable-crane license and has a diploma in Robotics and Automation Technician. He has an eclectic mix of hobbies (an amateur radio operator as well). :)

Nicole - posted on 04/17/2013

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My husband is a foreman painter and he is great at it and I'm so proud of him!

Nicole - posted on 04/17/2013

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My husband is a foreman painter and he is great at it and I'm so proud of him!

Elizabeth - posted on 04/12/2013

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My husband is also a deputy. He works nights. He has 12 hour shifts, but they do not go from days to nights. He simply picks a shift and stays there until the next shift bid. It can be hard because of our different hours, but we both work to ensure that both the kids and I have daddy time. Making sure that everyone spends time together is a must. We are lucky that we have so much in common that we both want to do the same things, like the same movies, and both have the same career field. I just finished my second masters, so I do not work yet. I have just recently found a place to work. He has been supportive through it all. I support everything he does. He works hard to take care of our family and make us happy and we do our best to do the same for him.

A. - posted on 04/04/2013

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My husband is a Police Officer/Swat team member. The hours are long sometimes, but we are so grateful that he has a job and is able to provide for myself and our 4 children.

Julie - posted on 04/02/2013

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My husband is a Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Apprentice. He works in another province as there is no work here and is away for weeks at a time. He works very hard for us, and he loves his job.

Keri - posted on 03/17/2013

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Currently my husband works part time as a digital editor for a radio newswire company and spends the rest of his time trading forex currencies (foreign exchange market). He's going to be getting some financing for doing the trading on a larger scale and will probably be dropping the part time work as soon as he starts drawing a salary from the trading. He also fixes and builds computers on the side - mostly for friends, family and friends-of-friends or friends-of-family.

Val - posted on 03/12/2013

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WOW reading all the posts here makes me feel kinda boring... My husband works in a bank and makes sure he is home by 19h cause we bathe our baby at 19.30 and put her to bed at 20h. Then we get to chill out, cuddle and watch some TV together. With our 9 month old weekends are mostly used up to catch up on sleep and clean the house and recharge the batteries. He is Italian and is a great help and support at home (he cooks better and more often than me...)

Jennifer - posted on 04/28/2011

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My husband fights for our freedom. He is a soldier in the Army. This is what he was made for, and he's amazing at what he does. Even though it comes with a lot of sacrifice, I am so proud of him and wouldn't change a thing.

Natosha - posted on 03/31/2011

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My husband works in construction. All these new wal marts and stuff going up, he is the man behind it. He works 5 days a week 10 hour days and sometimes works on saturdays. He still finds time after working in the heat and cold to come home and spend time with our three girls.

Maureen - posted on 03/31/2011

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I am lucky to say I have a house husband...(giggle) :) we have 4 children the last at now 8mont old was a complete surprise. My husband was laid off almost 3 years ago. No unemployment. He puts the children on the bus int he morning and does the laundry and vaccuming. we cook dinner together and eat as a family. the 3 oldest play sports. the 12 year old boy plays baseball the 10 and 7 year old girls play soccer. He is the assistant coach to my oldest girls soccer team. I work 40 hours a week and I would like the rolls to be reversed but am happy with our life. I am lucky.

Chesnie - posted on 03/26/2011

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My husband is an IT director for a large steel company here in okc. He works all day then does work from home. They do steel work all over the world and USof course. He goes as far as India 2 times a yr. Sometime soon the wives will get to go. 3 weeks after we met he flew me out to las Vegas to meet him there and while he worked I shopped. He gets emails all hours of the day and nite cuz in places like India the time is different. I do enjoy some weeks when he goes out a town cuz I get to be "fishy" like he calls it and relax. No dinners no cleaning except for our daughter. Haha

Kristi - posted on 03/24/2011

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My husband is a tattoo artist, and let me just tell ya, it is absolutely amazing to be in love with an artist. He sees the world in a different way and has opened my eyes to beauties I would have never dreamed of. He does have to work a lot, and I hate that. He works from12 noon to 10 p.m. through the week, tho he rarely makes it home before 11:30. And on Fridays and Saturdays, he works from 12 to 12, but usually doesn't make it home until almost 2. His schedule is rough, it puts us in a bind sometimes. My son is 4 and not in school yet, but come this fall, going to sleep at 3 am and getting up at 6 is gonna suck lol. But it is worth it. He is very, very talented and he makes good money. He has recently considered selling some of his paintings on the internet. They are wonderful painting and I am trying to encourage him to do so. He is just so absolutely amazing. He's tired a lot, from his hectic schedule, but on his days off he's always wanting to spend every second with me and my son. He is not my son's bio father, but to see them together, you would never know the difference. He also has a daughter, and his face lights up every time we get her. She is such a delightful child and so wonderful with my son. Being an artist, my husband has also opened up great creative windows for the kids. He is just so wonderful in so many ways, I am totally in love with that man =).

Tah - posted on 04/13/2010

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my husand is a navy IT, and on sea duty meaning he leaves on drills a couple times a month anywhere from 1 day to 3 weeks and the deplyments last from 3 months to 9 months.

Brandice - posted on 04/13/2010

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My hubby is a Mail Carrier. He also is in the Lawn business with his best friend. They mow, landscape, etc.

Amy - posted on 04/08/2010

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My husband is a farmer/rancher. We just bought our first pasture and now building fences to keep cattle in. We farm about 2500 acres and now have about 1200 acres of pasture. He is an extremely hard worker and come early spring til late fall, I call myself the widow! He leaves around 7 in the morning and gets home bout 10 at night. It used to be about 5 am but now with baby Chloe, he stays in longer to feed her in the morning or else he wont see her. Still there's days he doesn't see her. He has two hired men and in summer hires high school kids to irrigate. He works so hard so that I can stay home with the baby. I love him so much. He has worked hard all his life to get what he wants. We got married Sept. 08 while I was pregnang. My second marriage, his first, and he's going to be 40 this year. He treats me as if we've been together for life. I'm included in every decision made and every circumstance is brought to my attention. I couldn't have asked for a better man to share my life with and be the father or my children. We're trying for the second, but now, I'm afraid we'll have to wait til harvest is over if it doesn't happen soon! lol

Lori - posted on 04/08/2010

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My husband is a lineman. He often gets up and gone before the kids wake up and is often home well after the kids go to bed. Often six and seven days a week and often traveling quite a bit. Sometimes over several weeks and several months. Our time with him is just as precious as a military wive's time with their husbands. He's assisted recovery efforts with three major hurricanes. Katrina, Rita and Ike. Like many of your husbands my husband's job can be deadly at any given point. The best feeling in the world is just having him home safe.

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My hubby is a Nuke ET in the US Navy. The schedule is crazy but workable most times. He's used to little sleep, so I get to sleep in sometimes or take naps or whatever.

His job makes it hard to be the family man he would like to be, but he does a pretty wonderful job when he doesn't get distracted too long by the computer.

Els - posted on 04/08/2010

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i live in belgium, my husband is 39 years.
he has worked 17 years in a factory in 3 shifts, but when the factory had money problems he lost his job.
Since then he hasn't got a job anymore ... is looking all the time.
But he has a health problem .. he had cut off , by accident, 3 of his fingers 3 years ago. 2 fingers are put on again, but he can't move them .
So it is hard to find work when you have medical issues.
And with 6 kids, and me at home, we really need him to find a job ... it is financially very difficult the last 3 years.

Karina - posted on 04/07/2010

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My husband is an Electrical/ Software Engineer for a really great company - RT Logic. He mostly works regular hours (7am to 1630 or 1500), but on occasion he will work late until 9 pm, some weekends, and some travel.

Jaime - posted on 04/05/2010

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My husband is retired so he is always home! His previous job was a Combat Medic in the United States Army. He was gone ALL the time so him being home ALL the time now is a HUGE change and adjustment. He was wounded while overseas fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom which is why he is Retired now. He is currently trying to get on with the local County Sheriffs Department.

Samantha - posted on 04/03/2010

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My husband is a Cpl in the Marines. He has been deployed in Afghanistan for a month already and we have 6 to 7 more months. Our daughter was 6 months old when he left. She is a majore daddy's girl so is really hard on her. He is an awsome father and husband we don't get to talk to him that often but when we do our daughter just lights up. Please keep him in your prayers

Ros - posted on 04/03/2010

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My husband is a coal mine contractor he works two or three weks away and a week home.Some time the time goes very quick and then others its to slow. But we get by most of the time. My boys talk to him alot by phone we should try skype see what that is like.

Victoria - posted on 04/02/2010

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You sound just like me! My husband is an EMT and the shortest shift he gets is 12 hours, usually at least 19. Theres been a few where we go a couple days without seeing him. But when he's home, he helps out as much as possible. And, church for us, is a must. It's how we cope with the long seperations.

Catherine - posted on 04/02/2010

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My husband is a security guard shift supervisor for a nuclear plant. He works 2 days on, 2 days off and then 3 days on and the next week is just the opposite. He works 12 hour shifts. I love having him home for a 3 day weekend every other week.

Rebekah - posted on 04/01/2010

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My husband sands and finishes hardwood floors, most of the time he works 12 hours a day or longer. Sometimes he doesn't have work for a couple weeks but he gets paid salary. I don't know anyone who can do a better job on floor then him and his dad. I'm pretty sure they have O.C.D, EVERYTHING has to be perfect to them or they wont quit.

Debi - posted on 03/29/2010

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My husband does 3D graphic work. He is former Navy so I know what it's like having a tired hubby with odd schedules. We too would not be where we are without the Lord.

Pam - posted on 03/29/2010

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My husband is a Shift Sergent in the jail at the local Sheriff's office and works 12 hr shifts.He works 90 days on days and then 90 days on nights. I work for the Sheriff's Office as well and I work 8 hours 5 days a week. He is very involved in his work life and has several instructor certifications and enjoys teaching persons about Firearms. Our family time is usually every other weekend when my oldest son from a previous marriage come to stay over. My husband loves his Harley and takes our daughter for rides occasionally. He enjoys watching movies, and playing games with the PS3 with my oldest son, Andrew. Usually our family time is spent hanging at the house cooking out for family and friends or visiting family and friends!

Stephanie - posted on 03/29/2010

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My husband is a Security Officer for a stock company. He is also a full-time student.. This is all after 4 years in Active Duty Army.

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My Husband is a TSgt in the US Airforce. He work hard and long hours, I would rather have him home with me. We will be moving again soon, but home is where you make it. We are at home no matter what as long as we are all together. He is a great Father and very supportive with anything that happends in my life or the kids.

Bethanie - posted on 03/28/2010

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My husband is a civilian contractor that flies UAV's. He is home from his first 6 month deployment overseas. He left when our son for 13 months old so I raised him for 6 months, by myself. Skype, facebook and my flip video recorder helped to keep us connected and he was able to see Aricin "grow up" through the videos. We were able to talk almost everyday on Skype (sometimes we had nothing to say to eachother because we talked so much!) and he called me every few days on the SAT phone, which wasn't always the greatest connection. We were able to do video chat a few times with him when Aricin was awake but the connection wasn't always that great. While deployed, my husband worked 12hr shifts, 7 days a week. Now, he is home for 3 months (doesn't have to work at all and still draws a paycheck) and will be going back again in June for another 6 months. We both hate being away from one another, but we are able to still stay pretty connected when he is deployed, which I am very thankful for. I feel like he is still apart of our daily lives this way.

Bethanie - posted on 03/27/2010

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My husband is a civilian contractor that flies UAV's. He is home from his first 6 month deployment overseas. He left when our son for 13 months old so I raised him for 6 months, by myself. Skype, facebook and my flip video recorder helped to keep us connected and he was able to see Aricin "grow up" through the videos. We were able to talk almost everyday on Skype (sometimes we had nothing to say to eachother because we talked so much!) and he called me every few days on the SAT phone, which wasn't always the greatest connection. We were able to do video chat a few times with him when Aricin was awake but the connection wasn't always that great. While deployed, my husband worked 12hr shifts, 7 days a week. Now, he is home for 3 months (doesn't have to work at all and still draws a paycheck) and will be going back again in June for another 6 months. We both hate being away from one another, but we are able to still stay pretty connected when he is deployed, which I am very thankful for. I feel like he is still apart of our daily lives this way.

Tracy - posted on 03/26/2010

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My husband is in the local union and installs fire sprinkler systems in buildings.

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