DH's job

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Fri, 07-20-2012 - 3:25pm

So today my husband talks to his boss and he offers him a job to move to one of the new stations they bought to start up their website. I can't remember where the others are but the only one he would consider is Youngstown, Ohio. However, now he's pretty sressed as he really doesn't even want to really move there either. There isn't much in that city, it's about an hour from Cleveland. That would be the only bonus is that is an hour from home and my parents could see David more often,  but Youngstown isn't the greatest city in the world and if we did by chance move we would live somewhere outside of there.

However, we have pretty much settled our roots here in Indianapolis and pretty happy. We have a house and we would have to sell our house and we don't have the money for a down payment on a new house. My husband doesn't know if he can stay in his current job or if he has to take one of these other jobs. Also, he's going to start looking around here and he knows some guys from church that have connections to jobs here. We love our church, the community ect. and would hate to have to leave it. Plus I have a great job as well and for us to leave here it would have to be a lot of money as I'd probably stay at home if we did move.   And of course me being pregnant now on top of it this couldn't have come at a worse time. So hoping that we can stay here.

So please say some prayers that either he can stay at his current job or he finds something else here as we really don't want to move. If we would move to Ohio it would be Columbus or Toledo (where we lived when we first got married). I know he's really confused right now but also he doesn't know all the details of everything either yet so it's pretty hard to make a decision.

 

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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Thu, 08-09-2012 - 4:20pm

Sandy, it's great that your husband was able to explain that although you would love to be closer to family, the opportunity just wouldn't pay off for you at this time.  I hope your extended family has been supportive.  When my DH thought we might be headed back to PA, our families were so excited, but they also were really understanding that it might not work out.

Thanks for keeping us posted.  I hope the perfect job pops up soon.

 

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Thu, 08-09-2012 - 3:24pm
Thanks. I am actually on progesterone myself. It was 3 points lower when I had my draw so I am on pills until 12 weeks. We had the u/s last Friday. All is good so far. I honestly was shocked to get pg so fast. I figured it would take a few cycles. If you are TTC you should join the TTC chat.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
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Thu, 08-09-2012 - 3:17pm

Wishing you and your husband lots of luck with everything. My hubby recently found a good paying full-time position which gave us some much-needed relief in our house and with some good news we are breathing easier.  It has a been a tough couple of years living off mainly my salary so getting some relief from bills is great!  I can in a few years stay at home if I like but for now I enjoy my job and Kathleen loves her daycare and all her friends.  Hoping your husband finds something soon and it sounds like you have an awesome network of friends I am so glad to hear that! :smileyhappy:

Congrats on your pregnancy I saw your ticker!  Have you seen the heartbeat?  This is our first cycle trying but hubby has been out of town so we will see.  I am fertile this week and he just got back so hopefully we can have some BD tonight and every other night for the next few days.  Hoping by next Summer we can give birth and I can take the Summer off.  We did try on the cruise last week though I was not fertile it was fun! Alaska was gorgeous we loved the cruise!  So much more work taking a 2-year-old but she loved it and we had a blast!  We had some melt-downs from her when things got overwhelming but I took care of her and we made it through.  I am hoping our wait is not too long for this 2nd pregnancy and we have a healthy one right from the start.  I already called my OBGYN for a check-up next month and they told me to come in right away when I get the positive sign so I can get tested and get on progesterone injections again.  They are not covered by insurance but worth every penny for a successful pregnancy.

Sending you lots of good thoughts and I know your husband will find an awesome job!  Happy and Healthy Nine Months to you!!  Very sweet picture of David he is six months older than my daughter Kathleen.

Kathleen is 2 years old

Happliy married to Geoff for the past five years

Expecting baby #2 in June 2013!

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Re: DH's job
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 4:14pm

Hi Ladies
I have an update on my husband's job situation. We hadn't told my parents yet as he wanted to get more info of what was going on first. He was hoping to talk to my dad this weekend but he called when we were in the pool. So he emailed him and my husband did a good job explaining everything so I am going to copy parts of that email. Some of it is relgious so I hope those who aren't don't get offended but it's the only thing that is getting me through all this especially with the pregnancy on top of it.

Two weeks ago, LIN corporate approached me with a "promotion" to become a Sr. Internet Director but it would require me to move to another market -- specifically to one of stations the company is acquiring.   Those markets are Savannah, Wichita or Youngstown.   Obviously not cities that are major destinations.  Remaining at WISH isn't a long-term option either - with this acquisition they're shaking up the management group wide.

As nice as it would be a hour or so from you and mom, or four hours from my parents -- I don't think it's the right choice for Sandy and I.   Especially with the pregnancy I don't want Sandy to be stressed with a move, trying to sell a house and all the nonsense that goes with that.   Financially I would believe it would be a disaster, my income wouldn't offset the loss of Sandy's, we'd probably take a loss on the house -- overall I don't see any way to make it work.  

 Even if the finances worked out, the opportunities for growth long-term in the digital realm would be limited in those markets.

 On a positive note, I believe I do have some great opportunities here in Indianapolis.  I really feel that God has a purpose for us here ... I don't think the Holy Spirit would have had us both commit to CRHP and guided me to the role of a lay director if he wanted us to pack up and move halfway through it. 

 So in the last two weeks, I've been spending most of my free time looking for opportunities both inside and outside of media.  Even the guys at church have created "Operation Keep Jason in Indy" sending out my resume to the group and to let me know of any leads.   I've also submitted resumes to several companies for digital opportunities.  Several opportunities are project management positions -- I do a lot of that, just never in a formal methodology.  IUPUI has a certification program so I may start those classes as well

 In media, I had a great call with the VP of Digital at Tribune he's trying to figure out how to create a position in his team.  I'd be able to work remotely -- and would be a project manager, but working the the tools and workflows I've been around for the last decade.

My next meeting with my corp. VP is Thursday, I'm not going to string him along discussing options that are not viable.  I do hold out hope that they may look to create another project manager position -- our team could use it, but I doubt that's going to happen.

 

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13