What kind of work does your husband do?

Kristie - posted on 12/13/2009 ( 260 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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Shanita - posted on 01/30/2010

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My husband recently left the company he worked for 18yrs and started his own landscaping company, which is doing extremely well. His talent has made room for him. So he is home every evening and my daughter and I love it.

Deborah - posted on 01/30/2010

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My husband is a Firefighter the kids love to visit his job, He is also a SGT in the military.

Leah - posted on 01/30/2010

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My husband works in the Department of Corrections and he works 12 hour shifts and I work 10 hour days 4 days a week which makes for some long days.With Dustins sechedule one week he is off two days then the next week he only works 2 days he gets to be home with our son alot!!!!

Vicki - posted on 01/30/2010

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since my last reply my husband has since lost his job but fingers crossed for something soon

Karrie - posted on 01/29/2010

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My husband is the Branch Chief of the Center for Disease Controls Chemical Weapons Elimination Branch. This is after many years of swing shifts and weeks of travel in private industry. Married 29 years and counting, it is never easy to arrange family and work. The struggle is what makes it all work because it has to be the two of you pulling together with God doing the steering.

Chrystyne - posted on 01/27/2010

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my husband is in the Army and we are getting ready for our first deployment together we have 2 kids 2 and 2 months, right now they are training and he is gone weeks at a time and im lucky to get to talk to him once a day. but when he is home we are out as a family or he is trying to soak up every min he can with us before he leaves.

Dee - posted on 01/27/2010

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My husband it a truck driver. We drove truck together for 5 years over the road. He is home everyday thank god. I miss him so much when he is gone. I told him i blame it on the fact that we were together 24/7 for 5 years and now i only see him maybe 30 minutes a day.. I have to call and tell him i love him all the time..

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My husband is a Staff Sergeant in the Army. His actual MOS is 52D (Generator Mechanic. Yes, Army girls, you know what that means. His cutoff score was 798! Old news, but still proud of him for maxing his promotion points like that.) His current tasking, however, is as the reenlistment NCOIC for his battalion. He hates desk jobs, like most soldiers do, but he does what's asked of him, and has made his reenlistment program one of the best. I think that's pretty awesome. Before coming here, he did three tours in Iraq (invasion, Anbar troop build-up, and Surge on Baghdad).

He's getting out of the Army in 15 months (maximum. He could be medically discharged before that.) and is currently a full-time student in Automotive Technology. He has already completed and passed the first of his ASE certification exams, and will be taking more soon. We plan to open an automotive shop in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area within the next five years.

He also very much enjoys inventing things (he's trying to convert my car to run on hydrogen currently), hunting, fishing, football, and he is a devout Buddhist.

My husband's pretty cool as far as I'm concerned. ♥

Rachel - posted on 01/27/2010

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My husband is a CNC Programer/Machinist. They manufacture weapons for D.O.D. He works about 55-60 hours a week...and still helps me at home after work. He leaves about 5 in the morning and gets home about 5 in the afternoon. He is such a hard-worker, and I am lucky enough to get to stay home with my girls. He works so hard to give our family a good life, and I love him to death!!!

Jamie - posted on 01/27/2010

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My husband is a Manager at a Retail Store, Shopko, and works 10 hr. shifts with every-other weekend off. He has a very difficult time waking up in the morning so I get up early to get everything ready for him and then wake him up so he can get dressed and go. Then when he gets home he helps me out with anything I need. I love that we can help each other like that. He is also a wonderful father, our 9 month old just loves her daddy.

Tricia - posted on 01/26/2010

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My husband is a United States Marine. He has been a Marine for 16 1/2 years and is in for life. He loves to build things, work in the yard - and SLEEP! He is an amazing father and family man! We enjoy walking along the beach, visiting little towns and checking out the area. We enjoy books and watching movies together! My husband is my Hero!

Kathy - posted on 01/26/2010

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My hubby is a plumber. He doesn't work nights but he does work from anywhere from 5-7am until 5-7pm, the kids love it when he comes home early. There are times the boss asks him to work night jobs. He used to be on call which was very hard because he would work crazy hours. He is looking into starting his own company once this economy picks up a bit.

Vicki - posted on 01/24/2010

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my husband is a painter/decorator his hours have to be flexible sometimes he leaves the house at 5 in the morning and gets home 9 at night this can be 7 days a week. if he does this for 3 weeks in a row he makes sure he takes a long weekend off so we can have much needed family time that is very important i know everyone needs the money but you need eachother more

Emma - posted on 01/24/2010

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My hubby works on the railways he works long hours and shift work, it's hard for him but still when he comes home he never moans if it's his turn to cook dinner or wash up, he just gets on with it and I think he's a wonderful husband and a perfect dad.

Monique - posted on 01/24/2010

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My husband is a farmer and is gone most of the day from 4:00am to 6:00om at night. He also is a Deacon at our church and spends a lot of time there too. I'm not complaining because he's a great Dad and husband. I agree without God in our lives we couldn't make it either!

Kathi - posted on 01/23/2010

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My husband is a self-employed carpenter/contractor. He sub-contracts from his uncle. This is a good thing, because if something comes up or he wants to take a day off, well, he can. He has been by my side through thick and thin since we got together over 6 years ago. We have grown children, the youngest being his daughter who will be 15 so the babysitting and worrying years are long gone. We have a lot of time together as his jobs are local and do not involve traveling out of town. If they do, then he is home every night. We support each other 100%. I currently go to college and will have a BS in the next year. Looking at some sort of social service, intake, and/or case management position. Totally have all the support I could ever ask for from both him and the kids. He's a keeper. LOL

Carol - posted on 01/20/2010

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My husband and I own a concrete company and I am the brains and he is the bronze. He works 12 to 14 hour days during the feast of the year and spends a lot of time with family and church all year round. We have 6 children most teenagers and in their young twenties and one grandson of whom he is in love with. He always makes time to date me at least two to three times a month going dancing and singing. Life isn't always perfect and we both agree it's the challenge that makes it interesting.

Chrissy - posted on 01/20/2010

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My wonderful hubby owns a tattoo shop, he is also an artist there. We have 4 other artists that work there w/him. He pretty much works 6 days a wk. 12-9pm usually later but I dont work so we spend time together in the morning & on his day off on sunday. That is our family day, he loves to spend any spare time w/me and our kids...hes a wonderful provider and my soulmate:)

Paula - posted on 01/19/2010

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My husband currently is a stocker/forklift operator at a grocery store. In 2008 he lost his job with benefits during the layoff period, so he understood that his family still had to eat so he went and took a less paying job where he works nights, and he sleeps a lot too but we do the same. We go to church, he teaches our sons about the Lord and how a man is suppose to provide no matter what, and I thank God everyday for blessing our family with an Awesome man!!!! You can talk to me anytime. Be blessed

Dashanda - posted on 01/19/2010

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My handsome husband work for Boeing 787 airplanes he works 8hr,10hr, 12 hr sometimes but, he always makes time for his son and me.We attended church,go bowling,out to eat or just watch a movie together.He is a wonderful husband and daddy I wouldn't have it any other way.I see my husband everyday and I love it!I love him soooo much.

Misty - posted on 01/19/2010

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My husband works for the Sheriff's office too! He works 2 nights off 2 nights works 3 nights off 2 and so on. He only works nights and he too works 12 hour shifts. Being the wife of a man with this kind of job is hard work in its self. It takes a strong woman to be able to deal with the day to day stuff. Family time is hard to plan but it means so much when we do get it. These men that work this job and many other kinds are true heros. They put their lives on the line every time they go to work, and in small towns, the are even at risk off duty.

Brandi - posted on 01/19/2010

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my husband is in the US ARMY as an E6 medic but stationed in New Jersey on recruiting orders for the next 2years. he goes in frount of the promotion board come Feb for his first look at the E7. i hope he gets it most get it their 3 or 4th look. he deserves it his 1st time around even tho he is under the age of most E7 and only has been in 6 years.

Laura - posted on 01/19/2010

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My husband works in the oilfield. He is a salesman, truck-pusher, truckdriver, assistant yardmanager, whatever they need him to do that day. He leaves before 7 in the morning, and we never know what time he'll be home. He tries to not work on the weekends, but sometimes that can't be helped. We spend as much time with our kids as we can.

Adrienne - posted on 01/19/2010

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my husband is in the Air Force. he is an Air Traffic Controller, and works a rotating schedule; 2 day shifts (0645-1445), 2 swing shifts (1445-2245) then has two days off. once he completely finishes his training (by valentines day, we hope!) he will have to start working mid shifts (2245-0645). those will be hard to get used to. we have a baby coming in may, things will be crazy with his schedule but we'll make it work :)

Whitney - posted on 01/18/2010

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Wow, reading all of these crazy schedules, months of seperation, etc. makes me very grateful for my husband and his line of work. He's a national sales manager for Jasco which handles GE products...basically my husband sells the GE products to Sams and Wal Mart that you see in the stores. He works out of our home, but it is a very stressful job for him. Thank goodness he loves it. He has meetings often but ALWAYS makes time to help me with picking up kids from school, doctors appointments, etc. Another perk of him working out of home is on days like today, he's bringing me lunch on the way from one of his meetings!!

I saw a few women said they were thankful their husbands don't work 9-5 jobs because of trouble at home. My husband of course doesn't work in an office with other people so he can focus much more efficiently and quietly on his work and get a lot done in a short amount of time. He always is ready to see us when we get home from school and work and is usually the one dragging me along to go do fun things!! I can't complain at all!!!

Kelley - posted on 01/18/2010

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So good!! We were on the verge of divorce then we found GOD and a great church in our neighborhood. The best thing we ever did! We are better than ever.



My husband work's at a Machine shop that he hates. He can't even be happy that he has a job. It is really old. I tell him to look into a different field he just won't do it. He just wants to complain. Does not do it everyday but enough. Hoping he will change his thinking one day.

Have a great Blessed day!!

Faith - posted on 01/17/2010

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My husband is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He works long days, but I get to have him home every night and on weekends. My father worked as a Police Officer and had hours that were hard on my mom. I'll pray for you and your husband and hope that God keeps you both strong.

Kristie - posted on 01/17/2010

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hey everyone! i havent been on here in a while. hope everyones doing good! did have dial up,now have dsl. so i can actually come on this site more. yay! have a great day everybody! ;)

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.

Mimi - posted on 01/16/2010

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My husband works a delivery driver for Flower Bakery...which is the company that makes Sunbeam bread...so you could say we never have to buy bread. LOL!!!

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.

Annie - posted on 01/16/2010

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My hottie is a MSgt. in the Air Force. He goes on TDY atleast every other month if not back to back. I always miss him (even if he is just upstairs asleep) but these TDY's are good for his career and I support him and his duty to the military. He has been in for 13 years and has plans to retire at his 30 year mark....so 17 more to go. Not complaining because I love the military and it's lifestyle.

Stephanie - posted on 01/15/2010

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My husband is a correctional officer. His shifts rotate every month from midnight-8am, 8am-4pm or 4pm-midnight. There are times where he has to work 16 hour shifts come home and go back to work in 5 hrs. I get worried sometimes because you never know what kind of mood the inmates are in or what they will do. I just pray everyday he comes home. Sometimes I wonder why my husband loves to have a dangerous job because befor that he was in the Marine Corps doing infentry.

April - posted on 01/15/2010

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My husband is a supervisor in a sheet metal manufacturing. Nothing exciting about his job. He does always find time to be a great husband, father and always makes time for God.. All around great husband.. I dont think they make them like him anymore. I have been with him for 8 yrs and havent found many flaws I cant live with. Our relationship is an answered prayer.

Suzanne - posted on 01/15/2010

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My husband is a Chemistry Prof and devoted to work. He works until the early hours of the morning but he works mostly from home. I am a retired banker but I know what you all are going through when I was at the bank I was the one with crazy hours and late nights! Now we can enjoy each other. Your time will come ladies and you will wonder how fast the years went by and how you managed everything!

Jessica - posted on 01/15/2010

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my husband is a supervizer at red arrow car wash in jackson ,mississippi in the detail department .

Naomi - posted on 01/15/2010

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My husband is an EMT-Adv. He is on 24 hours then off for 48 unless he pulls a double. I completely understand him being tired, sleeping, and my husband also hunts. We definitely stay in touch with each other. It's a high percentage for divorce rate with a spouse in the medical field. I love going to church with him. God is good!

Carrie - posted on 01/15/2010

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My husband is a Paramedic and a Vol Fireman. I sleep alone alot. Well- when my 2 little boys don't take Daddy's spot in the bed. I work 12 hour shifts-3 days a week at a hospital. Our lives are so crazy most of the time our poor boys don't know who is going and who will be there after school. We have a great babysitter that helps us out alot. My husband is amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better husband and father. But, we try to make up for all the craziness and spend lots of family time together when we are both home. When the weather is nicer we fish, ride four wheelers and just hang in the woods with no cell phones.

Jessica - posted on 01/15/2010

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my husband works at red arrow car wash in jackson , mississippi. We got married in 09/05/2008 and we have a great relationship and we have a 2 boys they are so handsome and they look like me . And he is great dad and a great husband .

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!

Amanda - posted on 01/15/2010

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my hubby is a respiratory therapist at a children's hospital. he works in the neonatal intensive care unit and sees some really horrible things. makes us both very thankful for a wonderful, healthy baby!

Heather - posted on 01/14/2010

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My husband is a tree trimmer; he trims branches away from the power lines. He used to work for a company that had him traveling 2 and a half hours to and from work; but he just started with a new company and is now working only 10 minutes from home. It's wonderful that my son and I actually get to see him on the days he works now for more than an hour! I worry about him every day when he leaves, but I know without this job there would be no way I could stay home with our little boy...

Leni - posted on 01/14/2010

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My hubby is in the ptocess of opening his own ambulance company. It's always been a big dream of his and it is finally coming true! Im So blessed to have a husband that wants to open in rural places that many people may have to wait a long time to get help from an outside company. I am happy for him but not looking forward to the nights that he will be gone on business :(

Kathryn - posted on 01/14/2010

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He is an actor director when he is not working his full time job as being the primary carer for our 4 year old daughter. I am the one who goes out every day for paid work!

Crystal - posted on 01/14/2010

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My husband drives a semi truck OTR (over-the-road) for a company. He comes in for 2 days while being gone a week. Sometimes he's home 3 days gone for 10-12 days. He's tired the first day but totally devoted to us the next. He talks to us all hours on the weekdays while driving. He sets up his driving time so he can work around the boys hours of school & church just to talk and "touch base". He is a hard worker, he's not paid enough, and he loves us even though his job keeps him away.

KIMBERLY - posted on 01/13/2010

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My husband and I own our own business. We have one business partner and our oldest son works for us as well. We own a milling business and an asphalt business.

Barbarann - posted on 01/13/2010

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My Hubby is an Operating Engineer, basically he does heating and cooling for companies. He is currently working for Henry Ford Health System in West Bloomfield, Michigan and loves his job! He works Days and Afternoons and occationally a midnight or two. He has been working in this field for many years and learn far more from my father-in-law (who also worked as an operating engineer until his passing) than he learned in the years of college he took. You could say that this is a family business because one of my brother-in-laws and my sister-in-law both work in the same field and have for many years. Occationally he will come home and do the dinner dishes or a few loads of laundry if I haven't gotten to them.

Jasmina - posted on 01/12/2010

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My husband is self-employer electrician.With this economic crises, its very hard with three children, in small country like my Macedonia. But, he spend lot of time with girls, he is very gentle husband and father. I love my husband so much...

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