Bees… really need positive thoughts right now..

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh no! One minor accident could get him kicked off insurance?? That sounds excessive! I really hope everything works out ok for you. Positive thoughts!

Post # 4
4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@QueenOfSerendip:  My husband works for the city and they’re pretty strict on accidents as well, but something THAT minor could make him lose his job? That seems pretty excessive! I wouldn’t jump to conclusions honey, take things as they come and remember that everything happens for a reason! Sending lots of prayers!


Post # 5
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@QueenOfSerendip:  Can you still get out of the house if you need to? I am really sorry this happened. One of my brothers owns a business and he had to kick someone off of his corporate insurance as well. It was a huge liability and very expensive for him. I can totally understand both sides of the coin but I am still sorry it is happening 🙁 I was so excited for you and your future doggy!!

Post # 7
4367 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Is he union?  I highly doubt they will kick him off, he will be on probation, though.

Post # 9
9019 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@QueenOfSerendip:  ((HUGS))  Sending positive thoughts your way!  I hope and pray it all turns out ok for you!!  Please keep us updated.  The accident seems so minor – they should give him another chance.  Praying for you!!!

Post # 10
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Sending good vibes your way.

I hope that he’s in a position to negotioate – meaning, can he take a course (like defensive driving) or a work-specific exam, etc. to help him remedy the situation?

Crossing my fingers that everything will work out.

Post # 11
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@QueenOfSerendip:  Is there some sort of driver’s safety course that your husband can take?  I know that when I got my first ticket I was able to complete a course so that I could have the points on my record removed since I had an otherwise perfect driving history.  Hopefully your husband’s boss was just preparing him for the worst case scenario.  Best of luck!

Post # 12
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@QueenOfSerendip:  I agree with you that it is better safe than sorry. I have a few ideas. Do you have a walkout basement? If you do, then you could get a tenant for the first year to help with costs. Also, please make sure that whatever decision is made happens in writing. It is a scary thought for you to be solely responsible for a mortgage and you need to know that won’t reasonably happen!

I also want to say this: there will always be another house. I promise. If, for whatever reason, this house doesn’t work out then you will find a better one. I speak from experience. We own many properties and I have been so disappointed at losing a house that I literally cried…and then I found a better one the next week. No matter what, it will all work out.  

Post # 13
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Hugs! Can he take a driving class so or something. I agree with the PPs, him getting fired is pretty accessive. I hope everything works out in your favor.

Post # 14
1349 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Sending you lots of thoughts and prayers!!  Hopefully they let it slide one time.  


Post # 15
5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Sending good vibes & positive thoughts from across the pond 🙂

Post # 16
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I wouldn’t worry too much–I think his manager was overreacting. I’ve worked for a company with company cars/insurance, and a fender bender wasn’t a firing offense that rendered a driver uninsurable (I had one!)! For a low level moving violation, your DH can take a driver safety course and pay the fine and in most states, he won’t get points on his license (the main way that insurance companies evaluate drivers). The manager may have to cover a deductible out of his operating budget if there was damage to the vehicles involved, and this could be why his manager freaked out and said what he did. They are called “accidents” for a reason, and in any company I’ve ever worked for, the only types of accidents that were firing offenses were those that involved drugs, alcohol, or serious injury/death.


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