- 7 years ago
So my Darling Husband just got a job offer. YAY! He was super excited about the job, it’s a little further in a commute for him, but he thinks thinks this company will have much more job growth than the company he is with now. It’s funny when your first out of college all you care about is the $$ and salary, but now with a baby on the way we are much more interested in the full bigger picture. My Darling Husband gets decent health care where he is at now, however, he gets no time off, a week at the most, and the company is not family oriented. His boss told him he used his 1 week vacation ( we planned it before we knew we were expecting) so she wasn’t going to give him anymore time when the baby came.
So he gets this job offer, and really hits it off with the guy he would be working for. The salary wasn’t what he had hoped but it was a small increase to what he was getting now so not the end of the world. The 2 biggest things though that my Darling Husband kept asking the guys was if he could let him know about the health benefits and the guy kept forgetting and just said we have great benefits and I can assure you with kids myself that they are really good. This still made me uneasy. The other thing was, my Darling Husband has to drive to different sites at his current job and will so this job, so he gets part of his commute expensed so Darling Husband asked that about the new job, they had no plans of it, but the new boss said he would check and get back to him. Which he hasn’t yet.
My Darling Husband verbally accepted the offer, though he is not giving notice until he gets the offer letter ( today) and the rest of the paperwork filled out. The new boss sends him the benefits overview last night and to our HORROR, the cost of a family medical insurance is an extra $600 a month. For the time being, Darling Husband and the baby can go on my insurance since for family I would pay $300, but we didn’t have plans on me returning to my job after the baby because I have a 5 hour commute, so I was going to focus on finding something closer to home.
On top of that Darling Husband still doesn’t know what the vacation time and PTO time off is, as he feels weird asking, he did bring up that we are expecting and would want to take some time and the guy was totally fine and okay with that.
Darling Husband and I are wreck over this, at this point my Darling Husband feels like that slight increase he got is garnished by the medical, and he still hasn’t hard back on if they will cover his commuting expense which the job sites are futher than where he travels to now.
My Darling Husband is meeting with the guy today, and is considering asking for more $$. He asked what I thought about it, and I am at loss, I don’t know, I don’t know if that will piss them off or if he needs to take a stand for his future career and well being of his family?
Thoughts, what would others suggest and other hubbys do?