H has a really awful job. He is on call 24/7 (which he use to get 300 a week extra for but they took that away), and he travels a TON not to mention that the management is p*ss poor.
Example: We got back from vacation early Sunday morning and he got put on a plane at the crack of dawn Tuesday morning to leave for two weeks. The reason he got sent away was because the guy that was supposed to do it has to help with girlfriend of 3 months host HER daughters birthday party. H did not know that was the reason when he was asked and figured it was a legit reason why he couldn't do it.
The company always trys to short them on their expense checks because they refuse to put guidelines in place as to what counts as a meal and how frequent etc.. and also if they use their own car and the mileage costs more than if they could have rented a car they will get in trouble too. He works about 18 hours straight in a smokey casino, goes back to his room for a few hours and is back at it again. He is salary. They have lost about half of the people that originally worked there so now he is doing the work of all of those people plus some and he makes way less money than all of his coworkers.
He has been looking for a job for about a year and a half but has a hard time searching when he is on the road so much and his schedule changes without any notice so scheduling interviews is tough. I start my FT job on Monday (same company, just more hours) and he is debating quitting his job immediately so that he will have more time to search for a job and because this job is obviously taking a toll on our lives.
I am so worried to go down to just my income. I will make enough to pay all the bills but that is about it. Things will be very tight and we will not have health insurance. I can pick up health insurance at work for just me but it will cost about 400 a month extra. We do not pay for our health plan right now through his work. I wish that he would just stick it out until he finds a job but I think that is a little selfish. We are comfortable now and I can't imagine having to scale back. It just seems like a step backward for us since we are on the fast track to paying off our student loans and house and also because when I start the nursing program in Sept I am going to have to either quit/scale back my hours and I won't be able to do that if he doesn't have a job by then. *sigh* I just hate taking risks and I am a mess.