Post # 1
Being laid off is not a good thing for my Fiance, and he is driving me CRAZY, lol. He’s home all day, playing video games, watching TV, playing with the dog, making dirty dishes he always ‘forgets’ to clean (and sometimes forgets to even bring into the kitchen, eww), he calls me while I’m at work for no reason (this is cute, but sometimes I’m busy and can’t answer. So he calls back like 2 seconds later.) or he’ll send me a text with a question and call me before I have a chance to respond; today it was for a phone number I had stored IN my phone and couldn’t give to him until he hung up anyway. I’m thrilled that I get to see him, because when he was working there would be days I’d see him for only 10 minutes a day before I went to bed, but seriously this situation sucks…not to mention the financial strain we’re going through right now as I’ve also lost a handful of clients for misc reasons and have taken a hit to my pay as well. The good news is that he’ll be back to work in a week or two, at a new job with guaranteed steady work and steady paychecks (yay!!), and even the occasional optional Saturday work. Until then, I’m taking deep breaths and trying not to lose my mind. Thank goodness for the Bee, you’ve all helped distract me and I really needed it!!
Post # 3
How is his new job going?
Post # 4
At least he was able to get back into the workforce! Bored men are a handful to deal with
Post # 5
@redheadem: It’s going well, thank you for asking!! It’s his first week, and of course he’s ‘tired’ now (LOL, men are such babies) but he seems to like it. He’s a trained and lisences CDL driver, so it’s so tough to find a good-paying job with steady work that doesn’t require you to drive far away from home for days / weeks / months at a time!! I’m sad he had to leave his old job, it was a huge environmental corporation that both my brother and father work for (My dad is a fleet mechanic and my brother is a general manager for a branch about 3 hours away) but there just wasn’t any work for him…I think he ended up working a total of 3 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Did not make for a stress-free holiday!! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this too-good-to-be-true job stays as good
@Eight6Eleven: Yes, we are both SO grateful he was able to find a new job! Even though he technically didn’t *not* have a job, having a job that doesn’t offer you any hours isn’t any better! He’s very old-fashioned about some things, he firmly believes that a man should be able to provide for his family. It’s not a sexist thing (he doesn’t get mad when I have to buy something or offer to pay for things), he honestly just wants nothing more than to give ME a good life, so not bringing in an income did make him a little depressed. I think in his mind, not being able to spoil me or buy me crazy expensive gifts made him feel like he had failed me. I, clearly, don’t think of him this way but you know how men can be! He seems in better spirits now though
Thank you both for posting!! I’d forgotten about my mini-rant here, LOL, but appreciate you thinking of us!!