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I am So Tired of This

August 4th, 2016 at 05:47 pm

DH's alternate quit. He got tired of waiting for company b to do anything and got a job elsewhere. DH's company asked DH to stay over and finish out the time his alternate would have worked so DH will get one to two weeks extra, but then it's done. Assuming they don't get any bids for piecemeal stuff accepted.

We can get September's insurance paid for in August though. I'm still not sure if that is that work will pay for it or that it is simply pre-tax dollars going for the first COBRA payment. It would be really nice if it is the first thing, but even the second thing would be very helpful.

I seems to me like company b doesn't want to pay competitive wages or the hazard part of the pay. I think that if you don't want to pay hazard pay then you shouldn't be bidding on jobs that take place in hazardous environments. They are having trouble staffing up.

But the part I don't get is that DH has heard nothing from them at all, which is really weird considering they used his name in their bid paperwork. He hasn't been approached with an offer. Even a lower wage job while he continues to look that has health insurance is better than nothing and we can cut all savings for a down payment if we have to to get by on a reduced budget. With his resume and references and 20 years experience there and 10 of it in that precise job with two different companies and a good relationship with parent company it just makes no sense. No one has been tapped for the position at all.

There was an issue earlier on when someone high up in DH's company, company a, had told company b they weren't allowed to hire anyone from company a until they'd been officially laid off, but parent company told company b that was not true and company a got yelled at for pulling it. But I still think there is something going on with that, company a using leverage against company b to hold onto its employees until the bitter end regardless of what is best for the employees. Either that or someone just doesn't like DH, but considering how ridiculously likable he is and his spotless reputation, that seems far less likely to me.

It all just makes me want to tear my hair out. Nothing seems to be going on with the company next county over. They were supposed to start the hiring process mid-July, but they haven't. No news on that front.

DH is going to try to pursue ND at this point. That would be hard because he'd have to work 4 weeks on and 2 weeks off, but at this point it would be a job that pays well. Or a job that meets our expenses without us going into debt and pays for insurance.

I hate being in this limbo. I hate it. I know it could be worse, but the stress of the last 7 months has just been building and building. I just want to be able to let it go and to feel secure in my life again.

6 Responses to “I am So Tired of This”

  1. AnotherReader Says:

    Tour husband's alternate apparently had no trouble finding a new job and quit. In your husband's shoes, I would focus my time and energy on finding a replacement job and do the same. There is zero security and a lot of stress in the current situation.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I am so sorry for your stress. It's sad when loyalty and hard work is no longer appreciated by companies. Hope your hubby finds a great job to replace this one.

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    I am sorry you're going through this. I agree, limbo is awful. I hope things change for the better soon.

  4. Kaycee Fisher Says:



    Sadly companies that are looking to hire are the ones in the driver seat. They owe "you" nothing. While I was unemployed, I went on numerous job interviews and their parting words were always; "we'll let you know, either way" I never heard from most of them again. @@ One company gave me the courtesy of a lovely e-mail saying they really liked me but were going with someone else to start with. Another kept me in limbo, stringing me along until the psycho wife of the owner decided I didn't really want the job. @@ I NEVER gave that impression nor said anything of the kind. I think the fact that when she tentatively offered me the job, I didn't fall on my knees at her feet. Like I said, she is a psychopath. And even the job I finally landed, first interviewed me in mid-August, then again towards the end of September. I was offered the job the week before Thanksgiving. @@

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    Well, sharing job search war stories here, once I interviewed for a job with the woman who would be my manager. She was very nice. I thought we hit it off. They hired me, but imagine my surprise on my 1st day to find she'd been canned. I was so disappointed.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Limbo stinks. {{hugs}}

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