- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2010
This is more of a vent but anywho.
So Darling Husband is a robotics engineer and he works for a small company that specializes in packaging robots. He often has to travel to do installation or maintainance on the robots. A month ago he got pulled into the office and told he had to do an install in California the week of my college graduation (this week). He agreed but he said he absolutely had to be back for my graduation on Saturday. They all agreed to this and he left on Sunday night, fully expecting to take the red eye Friday night. Well today they tell him that he needs to stay one more day and they don’t care about the fact that I’m graduating, basically he can come home but if he does he’s quitting his job. So they basically made him choose between our main source of income and this event. He obviously chose to stay where he is and miss my graduation and I can’t fault him at all for that. He was so upset that after we got off the phone he called his mom to let her know (I also think to make sure she took a lot of pics for him since she is coming tomorrow) and she’s in the hospital (she’s going to be fine)! He called me back and he’s scared to even mention it to his bosses because he think that they will think he is lying.
I am just so angry that he and his bosses had an agreement before he even left on this trip, they knew that he had this going on Saturday and yet they completely disregarded that. This isn’t the first time that a last minute call was made and Darling Husband was forced to stay somewhere longer than scheduled, it isn’t even the first time he’s had to miss an event because of it, but this is the biggest thing he’s ever missed. It’s ridiculous, they are being completely heartless. He was fully ready to quit and come home. I can’t say that I blame him, the company doesn’t care about him at all and they have made that clear on several occassions. I’m so angry and so sad that he’s going to miss this. I just can’t believe people can treat other people like this and think that it’s an okay way to run a company. I mean what if I was in labor with our child early and he was gone, would they force him to stay where he was then too?
Probably the worst part of it all is that he is so upset and nearly in tears because he can’t be here and there isn’t anything I can really do or say to make him feel better. I promised him I would go check on his mom for him and take care of her if she needed, but I know he’s upset that he can’t be there for her tonight or for me tomorrow. I just hate his job so much right now.