(Closed) Does your FI have a dangerous job?

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: Does your partner have a dangerous job?

    Yes, but I have come to terms with it

    Yes, and I worry ALL the time

    Yes, but the situation is temporary

    No, but I have a dangerous job that my partner has come to terms with

    No, but I have a dangerous job that my partner worries about ALL the time

    No, but I have a dangerous job that is temporary

    We both have dangerous jobs

    Neither of us have dangerous jobs

  • Post # 3
    4114 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m a teacher. I’m starting to feel like it’s a dangerous job 🙂

    Post # 4
    1132 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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
    7425 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    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
    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
    488 posts
    Helper bee

    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
    3208 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    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
    4494 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We both have pretty safe jobs.

    Post # 13
    7643 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    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 # 15
    8469 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

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    @Glasgowbound:  +1,000,000!

    Post # 16
    3551 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    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.

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