What would you do? Husband wants to quit job…

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I can totally understand how this would be frustrating, but it’s not the end of the world! You are both employed at the moment and with the economic situation at the moment, try to appreciate the money rolling in.

If your husband isn’t happy with this new position then he is lucky that he can look for a new, more rewarding job, with the luxury of being choosy and patient.  With time he will find something more suited to him.


Post # 3
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

annonbee857:  Isn’t the contract legal and binding for both parties (your DH and his employer)? I’m not sure how that works where you are but I would be pissed too! If there aren’t and legal actions you could take, I’d say keep supporting him in finding a new job – but I agree that he shouldn’t quit until he actually has one. Hopefully he’ll cool down after he has some time to process this huge life changing event and will be more willing to talk about it with you. I’m sorry this is happening to you guys 

Post # 4
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Honestly? Stop crying and pull up your big girl pants. And for that matter tell him to stop pissing and moaning about his miserable job. Because guess what? It’s a J.O.B.

I know this sounds harsh, but anyone quitting a job before they have a replacement is STUPID, plain and simple. So let him go find his dream, but to keep his feet on the ground until he finds his dream. 

I know it’s hard, but don’t be so emotional about it. Jobs come and go. Use common sense and ride out this tough part, knowing that if he does the work, he will find a new job soon. 

Post # 6
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Although it’s frustrating right now, life will go on. If he really doesn’t want to work there, he can put his mind to finding a new job, then hand in his notice.

In my world, neither one of us would be foolish enough to quit a job before we had a new one.

Post # 8
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 1984


annonbee857:  long time (30 years) married bee here and all I can say is welcome to adulthood – the state of being in which one realizes that life isn’t always fair and fun and sacrifices have to be made. This too shall pass and other opportunities will present themselves.

Post # 9
134 posts
Blushing bee

while change (or in your case, impending change) is hard, try to keep an open mind about the possibility the change could bring. When one door closes, another opens up. It is good that you acknowledges your worries, because now you can start working that out of your system.

I’m not saying it will be easy. But you can make the best of your situation instead of all the negative what-ifs


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