Work together or never see each other?

United States
February 18, 2007 4:07pm CST
Okay. My husband just started a new job driving a van. He's having to be to work at 5 am and doesn't get home untill after 5 pm. I work nights usually 3 or 4 pm to 9-10 pm. We have worked like this before and both of us hate it. Now he is wanting me to try to get into driving for the same company he is working for. Should I or shouldn't I? I couldn't stand working in the same vehical with him again, but with this job we would have two different vehicals and two different routes.
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• United States
18 Feb 07
I think that if you could work in a different vehicle than your husband it might not be so bad! At least you would both leave and get home at the same time and you'd be able to see eachother more. From the sounds of your current work schedule you never see eachother at all unless he's still up when you get home from work. It might do wonders for your relationship and you could take one vehicle to work and save a lot on gas! If this isn't the sort of job you want to do or you can't get in a different vehicle, then perhaps you could always look into a career change that still works the same shift he does. Either way, best of luck!
• United States
18 Feb 07
Thanks for the comment. I love driving. Before my present job we were a team driving straight trucks. By the time we quit we were ready to kill each other. Too much time together. I'm just afraid that if I start driving with the same company (even though we will be in different vehicals) it's gonna end up the same way.
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Well if it is two different vehicles and different routes and the pay is equel or better; I would go for it. I worked with my husband before we got married and I hated it, so I know what you mean. I also had a job and then 2 jobs that did not allow us to see each other most of the month. I did at least get to see my son.
@lucky_witch (2713)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
I guess there's nothing wrong about your husband request... for you to see each other more often... Time spent with each other matters in any kind of relationship...