My Hubby and I have known each other for over 20 years (good grief where has the time gone!) and been married for 15 of those years. So we have experienced a range of things in that time. One landmark was coming back from our honeymoon to find out that Hubby had been made redundant!! He was obviously upset, not an ideal way begin married life and was worried about me. So I surprised him when I said that it was not his fault and that we had my job, etc etc, something new would turn up. He was very pro-active in finding a new job and did lots around the house and garden, then 5 weeks later he was very lucky to have his first interview....and got it. He worked there for nearly 10 years then the owners decided to sell up and retire. Sadly the business was not sold as a going concern so again he found himself out of work. This time I asked him what he wanted to do and he wanted to try something else, a new approach so being self-employed in his field of knowledge was born. Over the next 5 or so years he did commissions, technical work etc and then applied to be asurveyor and was taken on in a casual capacity.
It all got a bit tricky when two people left and were not replaced then the work load suddenly increased which meant more driving, paperwork etc. Not a bad thing but being on a temporary contract is very uncertain. This has been the situation for the past 2-3 years. The possibility of a permanent contract has meant the he has had to sever ties with his self employed work, any design work/consultancy/involvement in a company and basically burn of all the bridges built up to avoid a conflict of interest. Then not knowing what would happen.
Well.....................today he has had it confirmed that he is now a full time permanent employee!!!!
The worry of wondering if he had shot himself in the foot and would be left with nothing has now gone. He did take a huge gamble by burning bridges before he got the job but he needed to have a clean break. It all sounds mysterious, it is not but as a surveyor you are not allowed to have a situation that could be seen as a conflict of interest.
The current job climate is of great worry and uncertainty for many all over the world and to see the look of relief and delight on my hubby's face just made my day/week/month/year!!!!!
He has gone out to run the Radio Control Car Club that he runs on a Friday, so we may celebrate tomorrow. A good start to our weekend and I wish a good weekend to all my readers and visitors.
Tomorrow I am off to spend a day with my evening class tutor and fellow group members to work on our exam prep for the day. Sophie has a tap exam on Sunday so it is all go this weekend.
Take care all