- 7 years ago
- Wedding: February 2011
finally got a job! He was laid off a few months ago due to a nepotism policy they decided should be in place and he wasnt grandfathered in (he worked there for 4 years).This came as a HUGE shock to us as we figured his job was pretty secure – dont ever assume…(luckily he is employed until the end of october at said company)
The problem – he wants to stay in financial services but doesnt have the licenses he needs for the jobs he wants, problem 2 – you cant get licenses unless sponsored by a financial group
so- the good news, he had his 3rd and final interview today for a financial company here and he got the job! woo hoo! huge stress reliever right? wrong – this job has no starting salary, he has to make x number of sales in x number of days to get paid and continue in the program. The failure rate in this field is astronomical (but isnt it always in sales?).
i have a lot faith in him that he will do well he is very capable but its a really really scary situation! i’m not going to lie im slightly freaking out over here! If it came down to it i dont think we could survive on my salary, seriously, it was fine when it was just me – all my bills were paid but i had very little left over AND i get paid once a month. I started doing the math and my checks would just barely cover our rent, two cars, phones, utilities and insurance…with probably a hundred or so left over for gas and groceries – for a month!
luckily he got a little severance from his current job (5 weeks) and we have small chunk of change in savings so making it the x number of days shouldnt be so difficult but it really really makes me sad to use that money – its our dream home money! i’ve contemplated getting a job a few nights a week waiting tables, i did that for a quite a while before entering into cubicleland.
while it scares the shit out of me i figure if he succeeds it will pay off big time in the long run – i want him to give it a try, if its what he wants to do…i wouldnt want him looking back and saying what if… but at the same time im like what if it fails…and then he can’t get unemployment (can he?) and is job hunting again…and we are dwindling our savings and living off a salary that cant support both of us.
i just found out he got the job and we briefly discussed it and will discuss more tonight – lots of fears flying around right now! i thought i would be less stressed knowing he has a job and isnt job searching anymore (though he is still getting paid from company that is letting him go) but im actually more stressed now knowing there wont be any money coming in for a while…eeeek! i guess im just venting – Thanks for listening!