Hubby Landed a Job!!

United States
October 26, 2020 8:02am CST
My husband recently got his CDL and began searching for a job. He was turned away from all he had applied for because he lacked driving experience. Recently he applied for a job with an employer from out of Connecticut. They will train inexperienced drivers and get them on the road. He starts sometime next week. This job will keep him away from home for 3+ days a week. He expressed the need to be close to home in case of emergencies. The recruiter said he fully understood and the company does keep the drivers close to home. Neither of us like the fact that he will be away from home for a long time. Even a few days away will take some getting use to. Little Miss got a little weep yesterday when my husband explained that his job would keep him away. We told her that he would be doing video chats with us so she can see him. The money is really good, so are the benefits. Can't complain about that. The away time will take time to adjust to. But, at least he will be working. Always be thankful for the little things in life.
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@JudyEv (228234)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
I'm sorry your husband will be working away from home but at least he is now gaining experience which should help with his next job application.
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• United States
26 Oct
The recruiter said that many of their drivers often go onto jobs that are closer to home. But, he also stated that the pay and benefits are really good. This will help us with saving for the home that we hope to get next year.
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@JudyEv (228234)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
@ElusiveButterfly Wishing you all the very best that things work out well. As you say, there will be some adjustment for a start but hopefully it won't be too bad.
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• United States
28 Oct
@JudyEv we will adjust. Of course it will take some time. Little Miss will really miss her dad.
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@marlina (113294)
• Canada
26 Oct
Happy for your husband new job,
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• United States
26 Oct
He has been out of work since last November. This is quite a boost for him.
@Courtlynn (70102)
• United States
29 Oct
It will be hard at first but im sure you'll all be fine after a bit. So happy for you guys especially him. Wish him all the luck!
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• United States
29 Oct
He is starting to feel the pain that I am feeling about him being away. Little Miss is attached to him a bit more. I know he will miss being near her.
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@Courtlynn (70102)
• United States
29 Oct
@ElusiveButterfly . Its so good for him though, and you two at home. Hopefully you'll all "get use to it" soon so it'll be easier.
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• United States
29 Oct
@Courtlynn I hope so. Little Miss is already losing sleep lately. She is up 2-3 times during the night.
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26 Oct
it's hard on kids but they get use to it in no time.
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• United States
28 Oct
He was gone for a week a few years ago when he was hunting up north. Little Miss really had a difficult time with him not being here. This will be really hard on her.
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31 Oct
@ElusiveButterfly she has to understand that $ don't grow on trees & I don't know how old she is but it's up to the parents to help the kids to understand what is going on from age 5 & up & not baby them, this is why kids have a hard time adjusting to things & don't get nowhere in life.
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• United States
1 Nov
@hardtimes1958 she is 5 years old, and we have told her that he will be going away to work and earn a living so we can buy a new home. She understands that.
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@porwest (34166)
• United States
28 Oct
Congrats to him. It's a very good gig. Yep...truckers make very good money.
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• United States
29 Oct
That is why he wanted to do this type of work. It will get us where we need to be financially so we can buy a home.
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@porwest (34166)
• United States
31 Oct
@ElusiveButterfly Onward and upward. He made a good career choice for sure.
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• United States
1 Nov
@porwest he did and am happy that it is something he wanted to do and finally gets to do it.
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@erictsuma (6156)
• Mombasa, Kenya
26 Oct
Congratulations to your husband for getting a job
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• United States
28 Oct
Thank you!
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@erictsuma (6156)
• Mombasa, Kenya
28 Oct
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@erictsuma (6156)
• Mombasa, Kenya
28 Oct
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@rakski (70099)
• Philippines
27 Oct
It is sad really but of course he needs to do this for your family
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• United States
28 Oct
We will adjust.
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@rakski (70099)
• Philippines
29 Oct
@ElusiveButterfly yes, we have to adjust to changes
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@TheHorse (118055)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Oct
Congrats! Glad the Company is flexible.
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• United States
28 Oct
They are hoping he will stay with the company. However, he does want to be home with us. Once he has acquired some driving experience he will be able to apply to local companies and hopefully get a job that brings him home most every night.
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@TheHorse (118055)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Oct
@ElusiveButterfly Sounds like a good plan.
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@LadyDuck (312413)
• Switzerland
26 Oct
I am so glad he got a job, it is not easy in our days, the minus are the 3 days outside the home, but at least the rest of the week he will be home.
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• United States
29 Oct
Sadly I just found out that he will be gone for nearly 3 or more weeks while he is training. This will be really rough.
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@LadyDuck (312413)
• Switzerland
29 Oct
@ElusiveButterfly I am sorry, that will be really hard for you and Little Miss.
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@jdbces (1934)
• Philippines
26 Oct
Happy for you and your husband. It takes some getting used to but Im sure things will be just fine. Youll miss him a lot for sure :)
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• United States
28 Oct
I will enjoy having the bed all to myself and not fight over the covers! LOL
@jdbces (1934)
• Philippines
28 Oct
@ElusiveButterfly Lol. For sure! Enjoy!
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@Hannihar (106675)
• Israel
26 Oct
@ElusiveButterfly That is great. I am sorry that he could not be close to home.
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• United States
28 Oct
He will only be about 3 hours away at the most.
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@Hannihar (106675)
• Israel
28 Oct
@ElusiveButterfly If you think 3 hours is not bad then ok.
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@Lushlala (4107)
• Gaborone, Botswana
26 Oct
Oh, wow, that's fantastic! Congratulations to him It's a shame the job will take him away from home but the important thing is he landed a great job in these trying times
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• United States
28 Oct
Thank you. Grateful that he will only be a few hours away in case of an emergency.
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@Lushlala (4107)
• Gaborone, Botswana
29 Oct
@ElusiveButterfly You're welcome! And that's a relief
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@DianneN (204918)
• United States
26 Oct
Congratulations to him. He can come and visit me here in CT.
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• United States
28 Oct
Hopefully he will be ready for the road without too much delay. He really wants to get on the road and get home as soon as he can.
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@DianneN (204918)
• United States
28 Oct
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• India
26 Oct
Good decision
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• United States
28 Oct
Thank you.
• India
28 Oct
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@Susan2015 (32773)
• United States
1 Nov
He will be getting experience and maybe after a while he can get something closer to home. Sorry that he couldn't find something closer right away.
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• United States
2 Nov
He applied to several places in hopes that they would give him a job. Not one panned out. All required previous driving experience. This one will give him the opportunity to drive soon and be on his own.
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@BelleStarr (55757)
• United States
30 Oct
That is great news and once he gets the experience maybe he can find a job closer to home.
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• United States
1 Nov
I am hoping that he will get a job closer to home. It will be rough having him away for so long.
@GardenGerty (128751)
• United States
27 Oct
My first husband was an over the road trucker, usually gone three weeks, home three days. It is hard. It is also a chance to learn geography, etc. by following him on a map. Even as young as she is.
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• United States
28 Oct
Hopefully we will do a video chat every night. Once we do the chat we can look up where he has been. I will have to keep a log for her.
@Janet357 (63170)
27 Oct
Glad for that blessings that came your way:) God is good all the time.
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• United States
28 Oct
Thank you. It has been a long time.
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• Philippines
27 Oct
Congratulations to your hubby!
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• United States
28 Oct
Thank you!
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@RasmaSandra (36880)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
27 Oct
Congratulations to you both and I am sure you'll get used to the situation, After all, a job is a job no matter what,
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• United States
28 Oct
This is something he has wanted to do for a long time. I am happy he will be able to do this.