January 25, 2007

The Viking Bride has quit her job

She resigned her position as vice president yesterday and accepted the offer of employment as full time mother, care giver, and general all around boss. Her boss cried when she accepted her resignation and told her that not only would the door always be open, but that if my wife's position had been filled by the time my wife wanted to return to work, the boss would fire someone to make a spot for my wife. That is about the nicest thing she could have said, isn't it?

So, we are going forward without the benefit of my wife's generous paycheck and dental benefits. How bad can it be? Don't answer that.

Let the freaking out begin!

Posted by Random Penseur at January 25, 2007 10:46 AM | TrackBack

Best of luck to you guys RP.

For what it's worth, I think you're making a great decision.

The missus and I are in the process of trying to eliminate as much debit as possible so by the time our second hatchling comes around in a year or two she can do the same, if she still wants to.

Posted by: phin at January 25, 2007 02:05 PM

Wow, that is some exit interview. That should make you both feel good in that this decision doesn't have to be forever if you decide to change your minds.

At least this is something you've had time to decide; my husband was laid off several years ago - and did not work for a YEAR - shortly after our first child was born. Years later, and I still need Dr. Phil's help to work through the mess (none of it financial, surprisingly) that made.

You will be fine!

Posted by: Monica C. at January 25, 2007 02:07 PM

Have you ever thought of hiring a Mannie? The dogs and I are a package deal, though.

You'll do fine with the Viking Bride acting as Captain of the ship.

Posted by: Howard at January 25, 2007 03:39 PM

Wow--that's a ringing endorsement if I've ever heard one. Best of luck. It'll be fun adjusting in the meanwhile, but it'll sort itself out in the long run. ;)

Posted by: Kathy at January 25, 2007 11:19 PM

Actually, I'm surprised you all haven't considered an au pair. My cousin has had one for the last two years because she needed extreme help with her special needs twins. They have worked out extremely well and not felt like the imposition she was fearing. They're also not terribly more expensive than really good child care. The up front cost is the biggest factor.

That said, I hope that things work out just as they are meant to for you all. Try not to let the freaking out cloud your senses about this. It will be fine.

Posted by: Linda at January 26, 2007 10:50 AM

Best wishes with the change. I'm sure there will be both good days and bad ones, but the job is one that is necessary and important even though it doesn't always feel too rewarding.

Posted by: Jordana at January 28, 2007 10:27 PM

I aquired this bread machine these inside my dude since i squashed his look-alike Oakleys. These are generally quality, so if feels like I cannot be removing these really easy! He enjoys them, they generally suit adequately!

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