Jul 25, 2009
My husband got a call to see if he wanted to go back to work after being laid off since October. Now since he has been laid off for over 6 months he would have to basically start over and if they lay off again (highly likely) he will be the first to go. Well they want him to come back ASAP and they are giving him a huge pay CUT (ouch). However, his unemployment runs out in September and I don’t even know if my maternity leave is paid yet…I do know that if it is its only half of my salary for 6 weeks…meaning there is no way we could live off of it. So that being said he is going to go back, he knows that it may come down to him giving up his job to stay home with the kids after my maternity leave (daycare costs are through the roof well over $500/wk for 3 days a week). As most of you know I work rotating 12 hour shifts so we’d only need daycare 3 days a week since my other days are weekends and he doesn’t work weekends. I’m such a nervous wreck…I know this is what we need to do we have to try it at least. Everything happens for a reason and this appears to have been handed to us at the soon to be hardest point of our year (money wise). Now I’m scared that he is going to miss the birth of our baby…he says he won’t but he is a truck driver and they make deliveries to peoples homes all over our state. This is our fifth baby and if I go on my own who knows how long the labor will last. Well I just thought I’d share my news and anxiety. Hope everyone is doing well.