Post # 1
This is a vent I am just so annoyed and want to let it out! A little back story. FI works for a company he somehow really likes. He makes a really low base salary + commission. He busts his ass and goes above and beyond but for what? He gets paid commission when he orders product in so even if he wasn’t at work busting his ass, he would still get the commission.
Well, here is where it gets annoying. There are only 4 other people in his division. When one goes on vacation, everyone has to work 7 days straight. Ok. Fine. When they fire someone or someone quits, they have to work EVERYDAY until they find a replacement.I don’t know how they let this happen but FI’s friend wanted to transfer closer to home. Instead of waiting until they could find his replacement…they let him move! FI and his coworkers have worked the past
months straight with no days off!! (And this is a physical job) they hired someone last week but have already fired him for not showing up the last 2 days!!! This is the second time they had to work weeks and weeks straight and then the new guy got fired within days, which means they have to continue working everyday until they find and train someone new! This is infuriating! I already never see FI on weekends bc he works…now it’s been 2 months of not being able to do anything! And I hate seeing him so tired and in physical pain.
On top of it all…we are getting married soon! I told FI he better have asked for the days off and they better not expect him there. We are coming back from our weddingmoon on a Wed and they better not have him on the schedule. Who knows how much longer he has to work with no days off 🙁
complain or talk much but I know he’s annoyed. His body hurts everyday. However, he generally likes his job! Not working everyday though.
He could do so much more, have better hours, make more money, etc. I wish he would put some effort into looking elsewhere.
Blah! My job blows too but I at least only have to work M-F 8am-4:30.
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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 # 7
BurlapnLace: FI only makes about $300-$600 after taxes A
nd child support
per week so it super blows. Summer is his peak season. If he was making $100k+ it would still suck but I could at least accept it a bit!
SunflowerGarden: he would like his bosses job which would be great.
Post # 8
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
Look up your areas labor laws this has to be against the law