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wife gets high $ job... should i stay home?(nm)(10 posts)

wife gets high $ job... should i stay home?(nm)merckx56
Apr 23, 2002 1:16 PM
of course!mr_spin
Apr 23, 2002 1:23 PM
But I think you should probably ask her first!
I should like to congratulate you....muncher
Apr 25, 2002 12:25 AM
on even managing to get a question out of that scenario.
i'm going back to school! life does not suck!(nm)merckx56
Apr 25, 2002 6:27 AM
No way, nothing lasts forever...dirtbag
Apr 25, 2002 8:44 AM
...What will you tell a potential employer 5 years or so down the road when the status at home changes and you need a job? "I'v been a house-husband"?...Roundfile THAT mans resume! And when you need some bike stuff you'd have to ask wify for some $$$?

The only time that this would be fesable is if there are small children at home otherwise, what would you do...watch soaps?
especially free timemr_spin
Apr 25, 2002 10:41 AM
Sounds like you need to learn how to relax!

Unless you are in a fast-moving, daily-changing business like finance where you have to monitor all things all the time, most employers could care less that you took five years off. Especially if you did something interesting during that time, like building a house, raising kids, volunteering somewhere, or touring the world on your bike. Given two candidates with equal qualifications, I'm taking the more interesting one, regardless of how long they've been out of work.

True free time is a precious thing that should be cherished. Vacation is just time off work--eventually you have to go back, and you know it. Aren't the last days of vacation often spent preparing to go back to work? What's relaxing about that?
exactly!merckx56
Apr 25, 2002 2:22 PM
and i'm going back to school to gain more education, which will enable me to get a better job, regardless of how much time i've spent a home! we actually did buy an older house (1930's) and i'm spending quality time estoring it to it's original state! i love how someone will always poo-poo anything someone else says, don't you? i'm really not worried about getting a job after i get my radiology/nuclear medicine tech certification! hospitals are paying signing bonuses for petes sake! it really doesn't go well with my history degree, but not much does! thanks for the support and help in realizing that i have made the right decision! plus my dogs get the Q.T. they deserve! and the trainging benefits are obvious!
My response was a knee jerk reaction to a familiar story...dirtbag
Apr 26, 2002 3:42 AM
....A friend whose wife is just finishing dental school plans to quit work and do nothing, watch TV in his underwear he says. This friend does very well as a finance manager at a new car dealership and I cant understand how at 38 years old he can just quit, burnout I guess.

Anyway, I apoligize for truck bombing your parade. Best of luck to you.
I'd do it in a heartbeat.look271
Apr 26, 2002 3:43 PM
Go to school. Ride (more). Take care of the house(I already do this-having the whole day to get it done would be outstanding.) No shame. Can I marry your wife? =)
I'd do it in a heartbeat.merckx56
Apr 27, 2002 9:22 AM
no, but she's got a sister who's in law school. 6 feet tall, thin and beautiful. and she's single!