Hubby Has a Part-Time Job

United States
May 14, 2008 8:21pm CST
Finally! Hubby got a part-time job at the Goodwill Store. He grumped about the pay and that it is part-time, but I reminded him that even a partial paycheck is more than nothing. It will put food on the table and be one less thing for us to worry about. He started working on Tuesday. His hours are 9-2 on the weekdays and he works 8-5 on Saturday. He managed to gripe about having to work on Saturdays, but I quickly reminded him that I work every other weekend and have done so for the past year. He quieted down. It is a job that is sponsored by a special program for people who are 55 and older. It will last for a few months. Hopefully he will find something better before this one ends. If not, they may find him another job with the program.
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
15 May 08
That is great. At least it is a job for him. It is definitely better than no income at all. My husband and i both work seven days per week right now to make it and get by and get the things we have to have and a few things that we want to have. My husband lost a good paying job last year and we both have to work more hours because he makes less now. We just do whatever has to be done.
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@GardenGerty (96670)
• Marion, Kansas
17 May 08
That is exactly true. We do what we have to to get along, and get by. We have also had times when we have been without enough work. We just keep on going.
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• United States
19 Oct 08
He now has a permanent job with Goodwill. Still only 20 hours a week though. Hopefully he will be hired full-time.
@gemini_rose (16193)
16 May 08
That is really good news, and it will do him a lot of good to get out for a bit, have a bit of his own life plus it will be some extra money for you. I really hope that it all works out well for him and he enjoys it.
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
27 May 08
That's good news! You are correct a part time job is certainly better than nothing. And like you said it is something until something better comes along.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
26 May 08
Thats great that he found a job. its better than not having one.
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@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
21 May 08
What a great news ! It is very heartening to know about your husband getting a job at Goodwill Store. Never mind it is part time. Anything is always better than nothing. In fact all of us are trying to get something, at least part time, over internet. Hope your husband will certainly get better job sooner than later. Cheers !
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
19 May 08
You're right, a job is a job. Sometimes it seems that once you start working, something else comes up too - like it gets it jumpstarted. I don't know why but it works that way. I'm glad you have a program in your city like this. It's hard to accept less money and less hours, but it's a start.
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@reinydawn (11650)
• United States
19 May 08
That's fantastic! Even if it's only part-time and temporary, at least it's something. This might give you the breathing room that you need to find something even better! Good luck!
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• United States
18 May 08
Glad to hear he found something. You're right... something is better than nothing at all!!!!!
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
18 May 08
This is the sort of job that has rewards that cannot be listed. The men I have known who have been unemployed and found jobs at goodwill stores have all gone on to bigger better brighter things. Mostly better jobs but some have branched out further into the community to find more intrinsic rewards. I wish him all the best and lots of joy and contentment.
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@GardenGerty (96670)
• Marion, Kansas
17 May 08
I understand his feelings of pride are hurt. My hubby has gone through this a bit. Right now he has a great job, except for the boss being a juvenile jerk. There were several months where things were just hit and miss. At that time if he complained about his work I reminded him that I am working two jobsl
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
16 May 08
Elusive that is so wonderful to read I am so happy for you and I am glad you have managed to get through to him lol As you say it is better then nothing and most People work on a Saturday now
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
16 May 08
I am happy to hear that he has found something, even if it is not permanent. I agree with your stated thoughts...any job is better than no job when there are bills to pay. Remind him too that if one works Sat then there must be a day off somewhere in the week...and sometimes it is great to have your 'weekend' during the middle of the week when things are less crowded! I love Goodwill stores...I would probably end up spending my paycheck on items in the store...just because they were a 'good deal!' I get such a feeling of accomplishement when I find something at a Goodwill or other second hand store for much less than what it sells for at a mall or other store!
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
15 May 08
I am so glad your hubby found a job and even parttime will help also once established he may find another even better job later.for now he is back in the work force and yo willhave money to buy groceries for now. good luck and god bless.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
15 May 08
That's great! It makes life so much easier to have two incomes as opposed to one. It's too bad it isn't something he likes better, or at least full time, but it's still money coming in!
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• United States
15 May 08
ElusiveButterfly, I'm glad your hubby has found work and hope he learn to appreciate a good thing when it comes his way, it may not be what he want but theses days something is better then nothing
• United States
15 May 08
Butterfly, I am so very pleased that you will have some extra money. I am so upset that he is not enthused about working. I totally understand what you are going through. My partner tries to tell me that her job is so hard she has no energy to take me anywhere or do anything with me and it's all the same no matter if she works 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 hour days! Go figure. During the summer when she only gets 4 hours on some days, she is still too tired to go out and get a hot dog and eat it at the park??? If he is on the program that I think he is, I worked on that one too before I became too disabled to sit under florescent lights for many hours a day without getting migraines, and I loved it. The only drawback was it was minimum wage. I can see that he may have a problem with that. If so, I suggest that when he gets his first paycheck you may have to gush and really give him a lot of praise to bolster his pride in bringing home the bacon. You know that I think of you and hold you close to my heart. It has also gotten hard for me to sit at my desk for long periods of time too. Lots of love and luck ~Donna
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• United States
15 May 08
I've heard a lot of good things about the Goodwill job program. I think it's great that they have programs to help all different kinds of people find the jobs that they really need. He should feel really glad that someone is willing to help him out, especially since it's so difficult to find a job now.
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
15 May 08
a job is a job is a job! my hubby and i only work part time (me due to health reasons), but he has been looking for full time employment in his field for a while and nothing has come up! best wishes to your family!
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@matola (32)
• Tanzania
15 May 08
My hubby has been out of work for a year now.previously he wored for an international agengy and was well paid.Problen is he is now too high class for the simple part time jobs and critisizes everything i suggest,leaving me with the biggest work load as we have a son in school. Its nice to know that in some countries there are agencies that look for work for people.
@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
15 May 08
Congrats on that job. In this days , where anything is expensive and jobs are hard to find, any job is a job even it was only part time. Mean while your husband can always find another job in his free time to replace this part time job when the time come. Cheers.
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