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should my DH take a voluntary lay-off?

he was given the option today and one week to deside. it would be for 12 weeks and he will be right back to work, guarenteed in black and white. going on unemployment would cut our income from around $500 per week to around $390 per week. we could still afford to pay the bills, but i don't know if the extra "daddy time" would be worth it, sense we won't have extra money to do things. would you sacrifice a little money to have DH home all summer?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on May. 26, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • No way. Things happen, things change. Keep working.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:09 AM on May. 27, 2010

  • what are the options if he declines?
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 7:02 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • if he declines then he will (with any luck) keep working throughout the summer. at any time the company can lay him off though. even if that happens, he'll still return to work at the promised date. summer is the slow season where he works. i feel like if he takes it now, we can be better prepared.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:06 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • He'll on temporary leave. Well if he doesn’t take the leave they might consider that as not being a team players like the others. They might just lay him off permanently in the future.

    I say take the leave with the guarantee of coming back after summer. So, long as he doesn't loose his medical benefits or anything else.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:15 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • If you can still afford to pay the bills I would take it. Any extra "daddy time" is good regardless of not having money to go anywhere. Playgrounds don't cost any money. There are probably other things to do in the area that are free as well. We just had a month where dh didn't have any work. Times were hard with not having the income but the kids absolutely loved it. I would definitely take advantage of it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:31 AM on May. 27, 2010

  • He may not be eligible for unemployment compensation. Please check your state's regulations...
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:39 PM on May. 30, 2010

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