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OT: A day of celebration in our home

Got a new job!

Pay is less, however, I am currently working 50-55 hours a week with an hour and a half commute each way. I am salary so I don't get overtime and I have a mandatory 50 hour work week (even if I am just sitting only thumbs).

New job is hourly and will be 40 hours each week, no weekends, no long days, 2 weeks more of time each year.

I have come to realize that I can always make more money, but I can never get back the time with my children.

Will have to get creative with egging to save some costs.

Peace out,



  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,907
    Awesome.  Congrats.

    LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,

    Garnerville, NY
  • That many hours must be brutal, congrats on the new job and getting to spend more time with family.


    Johnson, Navin R... Sounds like a typical bastard.


    Belmont, NC

  • This is the first time I've congratulated someone for climbing down a wrung on the corporate ladder. Heartfelt Congratulations!
    Flint, Michigan
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    Cool... Hope it works out for the best for the family and yourself.

    Have yet to hear anyone at a hospice say they wished they'd spent more time working :)
  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    I know it was a hard decision to make but you made the right one.
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • Yes, there have been stretches (3 months) where it is 6 days a week. Makes for long days, long weeks, long months.

    Very excited for more family time
  • Congrats!!  Time with your family is priceless.
  • Yes it was a thought of, "We got the job!... Oh crap, we got the job, we need to make sure this works..."

    Ha ha ha.

    I have worked for the last 7 years working my way from an entry level receptionist to a manager. Now I just want more time with the family.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,280
    Hope it all works out for the best. Family time is priceless. I think that's why I appreciate the grandkids so much, I spend more time with them than I did with my own. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 5,385
    Congrats!  Very wise decision for you and your family.

    I too am thinking about winding down a bit myself.  I've hit it hard and now in my 30's have everything paid off aside from the mortgage, and refinanced it last summer to a point where it's cheaper than an apartment.

    Gonna see how long I can continue to stick it out at my current job and stash as much bank away as I can.  After that, looking to step out of the industry and get back into the golf business.  Get me out from behind a desk and outdoors with people again.

    Enjoy your time with family.  Your kids will grow older much faster than you like.  Time spent with them can't be bought back with no amount of money.  Cheers!
    XL, Mini Max, and a 22" Blackstone in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Yea I am 31, and with my new position I will be back to my current salary in 3 1/2 years so it is a temporary set back for sure.
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,389
    edited January 2014
    As a stay at home dad I say cheers!
    I know I am "missing" out on career building but like Haps hospice comment.... It will be glorious when I'm on that death bed knowing I was with my kids every day for their first years can't put $$ on it. Heck sons close to 5 I don't know where it went .

    We all can only do our best!
    Seattle, WA
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,973
    Congratulations.'ll look up and they'll be gone.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • I did a very similar thing about 2 months ago. I took a cut in pay but I am home every night now. I was traveling 45 weeks out of the year. I will miss the air miles and hotel points but that pales in comparison to tucking my children into bed every night and eating dinner with the family instead of in a hotel bar. I absolutely have no regrets! Congratulations!
    LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
    Columbus IN
  • shadowcastershadowcaster Posts: 609
    edited January 2014
    Congrats and you made the right choice...I had a similar choice to make just a few weeks ago. The company I work for wanted me to go salary and work less hours (my current avg over the last 2 yrs is 62.5hrs/wk). However, being in a position where I have to finish school and have a 2 yr old at home I opted to stay hourly. That way I can afford to finish school then after that I will be making more and spending a lot more time at home. The biggest thing for me is spending time with family but at this point in my life I think the money now will help me achieve that goal in just 2 maybe 3 years. I know its not an easy decision to make and I applaud you for making the right one, it shows what kind of man you are. We need more of people like you in the world today! 
    Pure Michigan
    Large BGE, Medium BGE, Mini BGE, Weber Smokey Mountain, Weber Performer.
    If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
  • Congrats.  No question that you made the right decision.  I'm happy for you and your family.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • mgoblue0484mgoblue0484 Posts: 132
    edited January 2014

    Sounds like my situation a few years back. Do you work in Hospitality? Good Luck to you. The time with your kids is priceless.

    GO BLUE!

    Fairfax, Va

  • Work in construction. Just told the boss, his first question was "are you going to make more money?" Ha ha ha
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 10,107
    Congratulations, man! I'm sure your family is very happy that you will have more time for them.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • GoVolsGoVols Posts: 212
    Enjoy egging and spending time with your family.
    Tim Rickman,Tn.
  • You go big dog. Hope you don't miss a penny! You probably made your wife one of the happiest in the world.
    Hendersonville, TN.
  • warwomanwarwoman Posts: 276
    Work in construction. Just told the boss, his first question was "are you going to make more money?" Ha ha ha
    Priorities, young man......priorities!! You have found what's important. You will adjust to the money, because you have adjusted your thinking on what's important in life! Damn good!!!!

    From the NE Georgia Mountains! Me, SWMBO, and two spoiled ass Springers!
  • If you are driving 1 1/2 hrs per day, the fuel savings alone may offset some of the salary loss. Congrats on the new job. The thing I hate most is Monday mornings when I have to go to work and leave my kids.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,492
    Congrats Fletch, I can easily say you made the right decision.  Hope that it works out well for you on all fronts. 
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,503
    Congrats. Hope it works out.
  • Way to go sir...
    Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Nice one! Good Luck
    Lynnwood WA
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,054
    Without a doubt. absolutely made the best decision. Family first brother and you're absolutely setting a great example for your children too.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Very respectable move. Well done.

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer


  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,620
    Congrats. Happy for you and your family.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


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