Alenee Posted July 22, 2008 Share Posted July 22, 2008 DH's job has been unpredictable at best. He works in the semi-conductor industry. The contract he was on for 5 years just ended and now two possibilities are on the table. Option 1: Intel Corp. wants him in OR, he'd still be with his own company but on a contract there and (we live just over the river in WA about an hour and a half with traffic but only 30 miles). We are not willing to relocate to OR. He would have his 12 hr 3days on/4 days off and vice versa schedule back and be expected to work overtime. If in a day he had to work his 12 plus overtime, he could potentially be away from the house about 16 hours and then have to sleep, eat, wake up and do it all over again with no family time. He'd be stuck paying OR taxes (WA has no income tax). He would get to work on new machines, which does excite him and would add more to his resume, however he has been wanting to start taking classes toward a new degree and this job just would not provide enough down time for him to do so. Option 2: His manager has a position for him in Lehi, UT where he'd be on the 12 hr. shifts and then fly home for his 3 and 4 days off, no overtime, time and quiet after work to take online courses for a new degree. Downside, he would be away from home for 3-4 days at a time. The job will dry up as a travel position in about 6 months and will turn into a relocation at that point. We really don't want to relocate. We've done this before where he went to AZ for 6 months and flew home each weekend. It worked. We made lots of extra money because of the travel time. Would be the same with this one. Would most likely be possible to get on with Intel when the position ends in UT. So it seems do we choose no new degree, traffic constantly, possibly never seeing him during his workweek and possibility of him being called in on his days off, but a stable position for at least 5 years, or take a chance that he could start working toward a degree, not see him for 4 days straight, more money, find a new position in 6 months? Opinions please! And prayers if you think to do so... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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