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He says there's no point in him getting a job! Info added to OP

Anonymous
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Question: Should my husband get a job?

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I work full time while my husband stays home with the kids. 

It's rough. We struggle to cover our bills. We make it, but if he got a job we could breathe a little easier. 

So I asked him to go back to work. He said there's no point. That after paying for gas and day care he wouldn't be earning that much. 

I know those things would take a big chunk out of his pay. But there would still be some left to help with bills. 

What do you think?


More info:

We would have at least a couple hundred left per paycheck even if he makes less than he did before he stayed home. 

Neither of our jobs have shifts so working opposites it out of the question. 

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 3, 2014 at 9:09 AM
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peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2014 at 9:10 AM
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that depends on a lot of factors

what are his skills? what is the job market in your area? what is the average cost of child care?

alexsmomaubrys2
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2014 at 9:11 AM
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Have you run the numbers? Looked into daycare prices vs how much he will make? How many kids do you have? 

Personally, it wouldn't be worth it. Having a parent home with small children is always better then sending them to daycare.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 3, 2014 at 9:11 AM
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Depends. Depends on where his work is to your house, how many kids you have because of day care and the the daycare you choose. I think he should try
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 3, 2014 at 9:12 AM
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yeah I have a friend who stays home while her dh works full time and they struggle with bills,shes the first one to bitch about never having any money to go out . Yet all her kids are out of the house..

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 3, 2014 at 9:12 AM
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If I made another 2 dollars an hour, my husband could stay home because that is all he makes after paying for working expenses.

It's horrid. He hates going to work for 80 bucks a week !

If your husband is going to be left with as little as mine, I would say not worth it.

notjstasocermom
by Emerald Member on Jan. 3, 2014 at 9:12 AM
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He can work opposite you
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 3, 2014 at 9:13 AM
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tell him  to work opposite shifts...that way no daycare is needed

Snapdragon88
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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Like everyone else has said, it really depends. Childcare is expensive and I think it's better to have one parent home for the kids. If you can't make it on your income alone, then he does need a job. But otherwise, it might just cause more stress and strain.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jan. 3, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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If you are struggling then YES he needs a job.

Just like if he worked and you stayed home and were struggling, I'd think you needed to get a job.

In my opinion (which usually doesnt coincide with anyone elses..oh well) if there are TWO capable people, capable of working and you are struggling, BOTH need to be working.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Jan. 3, 2014 at 9:16 AM
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This. This is what my SO and I are doing.

Quoting Anonymous:

tell him  to work opposite shifts...that way no daycare is needed

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