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Husband has a New Job!

September 27th, 2013 at 08:28 pm

Since my husband D moved to this country, he's been self-employed (he was a web designer although in Europe he was a journalist and did internet content creation)... as of Monday he is now an employee with a full-time doing website content for a non-profit (writing again! plus making videos and tweeting etc).

Here are the cons:
- I am now doing a lot more in terms of keeping the household going (tasks we shared before) because I am still self employed and have more flexible hours (but I still work a full day - some of it after F goes to bed)
- F is trying to adjust; she had both parents home by about 4:30 pm, now it's just me (although yesterday we made cupcakes, and I play games with her and hang out with her while she does homework which is the same as before) - she missed her dad yesterday afternoon after school and I held her and she cried (but he comes home at 5:30 - so it's not THAT bad!)
- They want him to go to a conference in November and he doesn't want to go (and F doesn't want him to go)
- Less vacation time - so when we visit my parents in March, D will go home on Monday and F and I will stay the rest of the week - we're taking the train back - fun!

Here are the pros:
- The adjustment to only having one parent around would probably be worse if it was me with the new job and D was home
- D gets to do the kind of work he wants to do, trained to do, is happy doing and he no longer has all of the headaches of being self-employed
- He is working with people now - it was hard for him working alone
- They pay for his health insurance (woo hoo!) - about $200 saved
- He's earning about $10,000 more a year (woo hoo again!) - part to retirement accounts, part to paying down the mortgage!!

5 Responses to “Husband has a New Job!”

  1. Bob B. Says:

    Sounds like the pros outweigh the cons. Congrats!

  2. Buendia Says:

    Definitely! Thank you! This takes off a lot of financial pressure.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Perhaps you could get a housekeeper to come in once a week or once every two weeks to do the heavy duty cleaning, leaving just the smaller tasks on your shoulders?

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    Good day literally (your blog name means that in Spanish). Congrats on the new job!

  5. PNW Mom Says:

    Congratulations to your hubby. Hopefully you will all settle in soon Smile

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