Saturday, April 27, 2013

Big Decisions and Boss Meetings

Last week was a crazy, crazy week. It blows me away just thinking about what happened.

My husband has finally been back in his Engineering field since the end of last year.  Boy, we're we relieved!  Charles loves his job and the people who work there but he wasn't liking his crazy long hours. Sometimes he wouldn't be home to 8 or 9 at night.

Recently Charles got a call from a recent employer asking if he'd comeback and work for them. He'd offer a $3 raise. Charles thought about it and decided to talk to his boss to tell him he might take it. His boss told him he loves having him there and will raise his pay another $6 an hour more than what he was making if he stays. So Charles told the other guy he's staying and but the the boss offered to match it. So Charles and I talked again and wondered what we should do. The other company offers more family friendly hours and Charles would be home much more. With butterflies in our gut, Charles decided to tell his boss he wants to leave because he misses his family and wants to see us more. His boss said no problem, he can change his hours to whatever he wants. Wow!  No more overtime and definitely no weekends. He'll even be coming home by 4:30pm every day. No more late nights. So basically, Charles got another $6 pay raise with better hours just for staying at his current job.

We are so blown away and amazed by God's goodness. I am so grateful to have a husband who wants to be home with his family and a boss who understands.

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