I was talking with the hubs last night.. again, he's very upset with his career and how things are working out at his job. I think that he feels that after all he's been through, maybe he's better off on giving up entirely on his career choice and trying something new in Alaska.
What saddens me is that he has spend 7 years learning all the ins and outs of his trade. It is not an easy feat to be in my husbands profession and I really don't want him to give up on something that he's invested so much time in.
To me.. I think that if he goes to another place.. with a little better management, he would like his job a whole LOT better. He is AMAZING at what he does and I think if he was in a place with a little more support and a little more opprotunity for advancement, it would be a whole different bag of bananas.
I don't feel that it's my place to make that decision for him. He has to decide what his happiness is. I just don't want him to regret moving out of a career that he is actually made a difference in peoples lives. I just wish he would see how much he has done here. I want him to keep that up in Alaska.
The workplace is just so complicated anymore. I remember when I was 16 and I worked at the laundry at a nursing home. It was simple. No drama, no politics. Just in and out. I did my 20 hours a week and went on about my life.. I think the hubs first job was at Taco Villa. I can imagine him in that sexy hat! haha.. maybe he should wear a sombero to his job now.. That might put him in better spirits!
But with these harsh times, it seems that even the people who have a job are struggling to make it through each and everyday. Theres so much stress placed on EVERYONE. Everyone feels like with one false move.. maybe they will be next. Which is worse than actually getting fired right off the bat because at least there isn't that stress day to day.
I used to work at a place like that and it's no fun.
In the end though.. with all the stress and problems that you encounter daily at ANY job.. it is in the end just a job... and you just have to roll with the punches that life gives you.
I hope that when we get to Alaska we can find jobs that fulfill us. I hope that hubs can find something that truly makes him feel worthwhile. Because I know he's not getting that here. I want him to be able to be proud of what he does for a living. I know he can do that.
So please Sarah Palin- help us. :)