Dh worked at a company that paid straight commission and offered no benefits. I was 100% on board when he decided to leave and find another job. He quickly found a job with a waste management company as a driver. Doing what he thought was the right thing he gave a two week notice, unfortunately his previous employer let him go early and only paid him half of his draw. He also missed out on his Christmas bonus. He went three weeks without pay until he began training for the new job. This put us behind significantly.
He worked long hours and the pay wasn't all that great. His schedule made it difficult for me to work around his schedule but I managed to find a position on the weekends as a CNA. We began getting caught up but an opportunity for a higher paying job presented itself as a mixer driver. He would make more than enough and I wouldn't have to work although I still wanted to.
I was very happy he found the job because it provided so many benefits including profit sharing which would give us 50k to put down on a house in 5 years. I am going back to school and planned everything out. The job seemed perfect.
But he hated it and the hours were long. Within a month he wanted to look for something else. I did everything I could to make things easier. I even handled all transportation with his kids. The job was difficult and he was miserable. I understood but asked that he just bear with me until we get caught up (including child support arrears) and save some money. I planned to apply to an LPN program to finish school faster, get a job, and take some of the burden. Just give me a year! I quit my job because his biggest complaint was we never saw each other. I did all I could so he could hold on...
And then he quit last Monday on the spot. No plan in place...nothing other than a feeling "we will be okay". I don't feel that way and I'm trying to be positive. I've been applying to jobs left and right. Unfortunately I can only make 1/4 of what he can. He's applied to one place but hasn't heard back. I'm scared and losing hope. I know he was miserable but I want to ask him "how could you do this to us?"
Sorry thanks for letting me vent. :(