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December 13th, 2012, 07:42 PM
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DH went to a meeting at work today and was approached about working out of town.
The first job is in Georgia (we live in Ohio) and he would be gone 6 months the guys would rotate every weekend who got to go home so I might see him every 5-7 weeks.

This would triple his pay. They will be working 12 hour shifts 7 days a week and they get travel pay.

We have some dept that this would totally clear.
I have to give him my choice by the end of the weekend on what I want him to do.


We could really lose the money but I hate to be alone at night. I already feel like a single parent because he works so much and when he is home all he does is sit on the couch and watch TV (because he works 10-12 hour ****s and I eat bon bons all day you know).
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December 13th, 2012, 08:08 PM
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IDK, I would probably be emotionally in favor of not doing it, and from a logical standpoint would say it's a good idea. But really, home alone with two kids, maybe not the best idea? Just my thought...although my hubby is trying to get into a job that would have him home 2 weeks, and working 2 weeks.
How much home time would he have?
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December 14th, 2012, 04:32 AM
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I would sit down and have a long talk about it. It sounds like a really hard choice. There is probably no right decision so i would just weigh the pros and cons and go from there. I will keep you guys in my prayers.
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December 14th, 2012, 09:44 AM
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That's tough! is he leaning one way or the other? Is it temporary (like just the six months gone) or is it 6 months out of the year he is gone and then home for 6 months, then gone for 6 months, etc.? How soon would it start?
I think if you are already feeling kind of like the primary parent, it might be worth the money to go for it. Especially if it is time-limited. Do you have support around you? Anyone you can rely on to help if you are sick or need to do something for yourself?
It's definitely not an easy choice, talk it out together and I'm sure you'll come to the best decision for you. Good luck!
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December 14th, 2012, 10:17 AM
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That's tough! is he leaning one way or the other? Is it temporary (like just the six months gone) or is it 6 months out of the year he is gone and then home for 6 months, then gone for 6 months, etc.? How soon would it start?
I think if you are already feeling kind of like the primary parent, it might be worth the money to go for it. Especially if it is time-limited. Do you have support around you? Anyone you can rely on to help if you are sick or need to do something for yourself?
It's definitely not an easy choice, talk it out together and I'm sure you'll come to the best decision for you. Good luck!
Right now its just this one job but he is talking about maybe doing it for a couple years. Not all jobs are 6mo long some are 3 weeks, 1 month etc. He use to do this all the time before kids so I am fine with him being gone.
But my daughters behavior is crazy when he is gone so that has me nervous.

As for help me inlaws are 3 mins away and no help... my parents are almost 2 hour drive but my dad retires here in 2 weeks and my mom does in June.
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