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Question: Would you be okay with your DH being gone Monday-Friday (half day on Friday) for work so he could bring home an extra $400 a month. He would be home Friday afternoon to Sunday.




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We are considering DH doing this so we can put the extra $400 a side a month for savings. He seems to think I couldn't handle it but I honestly think I can. (him being gone all week). I am a stay at home mom right now of a 1yr old and 1 week old little girl. I am also getting ready to go back to school online to get my Associates degree in medical assisting. 

**Updated: The company provides a place for him to stay and food. DH is gone from 4:30am -7pm everyday anyways. 

by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 10:44 AM

I do not feel $400 is enough. Did you estimate in traveling expense, eating out, entertainment, extra cell use age?

DH wouldn't have to pay any travel expenses. They use a company truck and provide gas. He doesn't eat out and we he doesn't go any where anyways. There also wouldn't be any extra cell usuage. We don't waste money on contracts with a phone carrier that charge you out the ass. We use prepaid and buy the unlimited plan.

by Ruby Member on Aug. 8, 2012 at 10:54 AM

an extra $20 a day wouldnt be worth it to me. 

by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 10:58 AM
Hmmm, if we needed the money then yes. My DH has been gone since Sunday and won't be home until next week sometime but he's making a lot more than that a day. We're saving up for a house so he's working as much as possible.
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by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 10:58 AM
I'd hate every minute of it, but I'd deal with it. I'm not sure how I would, but I would.
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by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 10:59 AM
A week? Sure.. But ours are usually months and we have no choice... It's life
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by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 11:01 AM

 I would not like it, especially for $400. if it were more I would reconsider, lol.

by Platinum Member on Aug. 8, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Yes I wouldn't be a huge fan of the idea but if he was gone those hours anyway you are prettying living day to day w out him.
Dh works 6-9 now. Leaves at 5am and gets back around 10pm.
It blows but it's only a few days during the week occasionally.
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by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 11:05 AM
We did something similar to that when we first moved to Baltimore. DH stayed in Annapolis just to save gas bc money was so tight then.
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