OMG I hate my FI's job!!!

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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2364 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

JazzyGirl85:  That’s aggravating.  My FI works regular hours but since he’s a director of his dept, he’s on call 24/7.  We’ll be watching a movie and he’s answering emails.  He covers everyone and everything.  Granted, he gets paid very well but it definitely cuts into our personal time when he has to be glued to his work email or talk someone through a tech problem during dinner.  

That really sucks for you guys though, I’m sorry to hear!!!!  

Post # 3
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705 posts
Busy bee

that sounds so frustrating. I can’t believe they make them work while they find other people that would make me so mad. it’s so hard when you have a “normal” hour job and your man doesn’t.

Post # 4
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1016 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Where do you live that this is legal? I’m guesing/hoping it isn’t. Where I live you can work max 24 days in a row and must receive at least 4 straight days of rest, however I’m sure there are exempt industries. 

If it were illegal, would your husband stand up for his rights considering how much he likes his job? I just don’t know how he hasn’t keeled over yet. My workers have physical jobs and they definitely need as much time off as I can swing. 

At least there’ll be some extra cash from all that work? 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My husband’s job is very demanding of his time and phsyical/mental energy, so I can definitely relate. He has to be out of town for weeks at a time working 7 days in a row and usually 15 or more hour days. During his time away I consider myself lucky to get a 20 minute phone call from him every few days. The diffrence is he makes a really great salary. I couldn’t imagine having a spouse put in all that time and get so little in return! Is there a reason he is so into this job? Is he using it as a stepping stone for advancement in his field? Are there any other places he can work where he can still do what he likes, but with at LEAST a more reasonable schedule?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I can feel your pain. My FI gets peanuts for his field, and 90% of the time is putting in 50 hour work weeks (on Sallary, no OT by industry regulation) I am supporting him in looking for a new job, but at the same time, all you can really do is support.

Though, with your FI working a physical job, I would be looking into local labor and safety laws. If you are doing physical things with other people, it can be dangerous to go that long. Not just for your health, but for potential accidents with other people.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

He needs a new job or to set up his own business!  Could all the people on the 7-day week collectively see the boss the sort out days off?

 

 

Post # 9
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3223 posts
Sugar bee

Look up your areas labor laws this has to be against the law

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