Post # 1
DH got offered a job in his field and he is very excited. I am too! I supported him through a career change and the day after his first show he had a job offer in his inbox. He has been working hard for this and we are both happy at the idea of him working in his field. They love him, he loves them, everything seems pretty good…
However, there are no benefits. It is part time, (he was told in 6-8 months it should be full time) and he needs full time work. Also it is underpaid. I told him the very lowest he could go in negotiating and he started out with that number and settled for even less. I am willing to deal with these things… but I am nervous. It is a small company, and he currently works for a very large and stable insurance company. (!) I guess I am nervous about the change and I just worry because we have stability with his current employer.
I told him to ask for something in writing (from the new potential employer) that details the hours, pay, and when he will start prior to putting in his two weeks at his current employer. Do you think this is acceptable?
I am just scared and I really hope this works out 🙁
Post # 3
I would def seek some sort of employment contract out of them if possible. My husband just recently switched fields (not by choice, he was laid off) and took a huge pay cut. They were willing to pay half of his insurance costs but he would have to go get that and they would reimburse him. It’s been tough learning how to budget after having a much higher income but we have done it. Luckily i have a job that has great benefits so i just added him to mine for now. He is job searching as we speak so hopefully he will land something better soon.
Don’t worry too much, you guys will make it work. If this is his dream let him run with it and try and be supportive. Its going to be a huge change but stick together and you guys will figure out how to make it work for you. Change is so hard but hopefully this opens a lot of doors for him. As hard as it is try and think long term and how this may help his career down the line. Maybe at some point, because of this move, you will have more financial freedom down the road.
Post # 4
@totheislnds: Thank you. You are right. I am just scared. He worked for someone last year in his field and it was a horrible situation. I think I am just nervous because it was SO bad. I know this is a good move, because if he is there for even a year or two, he can get a much better job. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. I told him to try to get some written agreement, even on email.