Post # 1
This is random (like many of my threads…I have a very curious mind), but I am wondering if any Bees have a partner with a dangerous job, i.e. life threatening. If so, how do you deal with it? Do you worry all the time? I’d imagine this would be incredibly difficult, especially when you add children into the mix.
And as a spinoff, do YOU have a dangerous job? Does your partner worry about you all the time?
Post # 3
I’m a teacher. I’m starting to feel like it’s a dangerous job 🙂
Post # 4
My fiance is an airline pilot, i would actually say it is quite a safe job but when you hear about any airplane crash your heart sinks!
I’m a Pharmacist…i said it was a safe job but i actually work in the drug capital of Sydney….Debatable??????
Post # 5
My Fiance has a dangerous job, I worried at first but I had come to terms with it. It’s also reassuring that its only temporary (for a few years) till he is done school.
Post # 6
My DH is an EMT, which I would consider a dangerous job. He has had homeless people spit up blood into his mouth, etc. He also wants to become a firefighter one day possibly. I have come to terms with him having a dangerous job because I know that he knows what he is doing. We could all die at any time for any reason. It helps that before I knew him, I dated a firefighter and read many blogs and a book about it. I’m just always proud of my DH, beig scared would do nothing for him, myself, or our growing baby.
Post # 7
My fiance does and always will have a dangerous job, as it is the family business he is helping run. It requires him to drive commercial trucks and work on the side of the freeway. Scary at first, still has it’s moments when he witnesses accidents but he is always very careful, so I’m used to it now.
Post # 8
My husband works in a jail and he is working very hard to get on patrol. I hate every second of it. I’ve gotten a little more comfortable with the jail but he does have to fight inmates and deal with them threatening him. I’ll be extremely anxious for awhile once he gets on patrol.
I work in HR. Not much danger here. Ha!
Post # 9
My SO used to work on an oil rig and is considering going back. He also has a lof of friends in the field, so any time I hear of an accident there is a moment when my heart drops a little bit.
For the most part when he was working though I didn’t think about it. Even though it’s a dangerous job, the chances of anything happening are really small. I was more worried when he walked on the frozen pond by our house for the first time this year.
Post # 10
Neither of us have dangerous jobs, but my SO commutes by bike everyday (rain, snow, doesn’t matter), and takes a bike path for just a very short part of his route. He’s a respectful cyclist, but the same can’t be said for most cars where driver’s aren’t paying attention, or taxis, who tend to be plain dangerous. Every time I got a news alert about a dead or critically injured cyclist, I’d freak out until I heard from him. He used to not wear a helmet, and it was the biggest fight we’ve had in 10 years when I tried to convince him to ALWAYS wear one. I finally just asked him to humour me and my stupid worrying about him, and he agreed.
I’ve just learned to deal with it, and have become a super aware, very accommodating driver as a result. I’m glad he’s a white collar professional, because if he was in danger 9-5, I’d be a mess!
Post # 11
My job isn’t really dangerous in terms of every day occurences. I work for a federal agency and we have had a couple of anthrax scares where we ended up having to be quarantined in the building though. Other than things like that (and I guess being a target for terrorist attacks) it isn’t really dangerous at all.
Post # 12
We both have pretty safe jobs.
Post # 13
We both have safe job (he’s a music teacher), but durin g the summer he works at a coal mine. He still works in a lot of the safe part, but a lot of things can go wrong if you aren’t paying attention out there.
Post # 14
My SO does. He works for the government but comes into contact with a lot of dangerous things in his line of work. I never used to worry but one day he called me and a ‘radiation alarm’ went off in the background….. needless to say I worry now.
Post # 16
My Fiance and I both have mildly dangerous jobs. He works at a large hardware store in the building materials department. Sometimes things fall when they are stocking the shelves and whatnot. I think someone broke their arm yesterday, it might have been the day before that. He comes home injured in some way at least once a week (usually scrapes and bruises). His worst injury was a very nasty burn on his arm from a running motor. (he was demonstrating a lawn mower for a custormer, who then insisted that he wedge it into her very dirty SUV) He’s unlikely to die, but I do worry about him getting hurt so often and all of the infections he gets in his cuts. His store also gets robbed a lot, and I worry that something could go wrong during a take-down.
I work alone in a research laboratory. There are a myriad of ways I could hurt or kill myself with the lab equipment and chemicals. I think the most dangerous thing that I work with is the ultra-centrifuge. If the rotor is unbalanced by more than 100th of a gram it can hop off the spindle and go flying. The drum is reinforced by 3 inches of steel, but if it’s going fast enough when it unbalances that steel won’t stop it. It’s like unleashing a 10 inch cannonball in the lab. I also work with a lot of poisons and a -80 freezer that can freeze the skin off your hands if you’re not careful. I always keep my phone on me just in case.