Talk

Advanced search

Oh BUM. Looks like DH's 'safe' public sector job has just been made redundant. Come and talk to me about being your family breadwinner...

(4 Posts)
CaptainKarvol Thu 04-Jun-09 14:15:42

DH phoned a couple of hours ago to tell me his entire team, bar 3, are to be made redundant. They don't know which 3 are saved, but it's unlikely to include him.

I'm on maternity leave with a 3 month old DD, and we have a 3 year old DS.

I could, theoretically, go back to work ft - I have been on 0.6wte. Things would be tighter, but not awful by any means.

But I'm finding it really odd to get my head around me being the breadwinner. Which is daft - we have professional jobs, mine is a training post so pay is reduced, but will eventually be on the same grade/pay point (actually very slightly higher) than DH's job.

So why am I wierded out about being the family earner? Other than having to leave a tiny baby of course. I don't want to give up being 'mummy' for evenings of paperwork, conferences and work related bother.

It might not happen of course, but tell me why I'm being so wierd when I've always worked, earned and been a professional personhmm

LeninGrad Thu 04-Jun-09 16:40:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Blackduck Thu 04-Jun-09 16:55:29

I was the breadwinner until very recently - now it depends whether I am working or not (currently not) when I am we earn about the same. Never was an issue here...

CaptainKarvol Thu 04-Jun-09 17:08:05

Thanks guys, it is just too soon really. You know, all that cuddling your tiny baby, then thinking about being at work instead. Keeping my fingers crossed DH finds a new job sooner rather than later, but as an IT project manager, chances are gloomy. Bah, at least my job is on a 5 year contract, so we're OK for a while. I'm just a bit ... funny ... about leaving the kids.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now