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to be sat here with a huge cheesy grin on my face.....

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mrsjaja · 01/06/2011 10:03

....because my wonderful DH just called to say his temporary contract job (18 months out of work) has been made permanent?

I am sooo happy and relieved i just needed to share!

And the nicest part is he really loves this job, it is a complete departure from what he used to do, not as high up in the command chain ( he used to be the Head of Service), and money mega bucks less than he used to earn - but he is happy going to work. And we are managing okay-ish!

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mustdash · 01/06/2011 10:05


IgnoringTheChildren · 01/06/2011 10:08

Congrats to your DH! Grin


backwardpossom · 01/06/2011 10:10

That's great!


HarrietJones · 01/06/2011 10:11

Congrats. Dh made a similar move ( though not permanent yet) and it's so much easier not to have the stress isn't it


FoofffyShmoofffer · 01/06/2011 10:13

Yanbu at all. Smile I know the feeling well and it's great.


GinAndWater · 01/06/2011 10:22

YANBU & Congrats !

Same happened to DH in March after 2 years of struggling freelancing. It's nice to have some stability.


nometime · 01/06/2011 10:26

Congratulations and you have every right to have the biggest cheesiest grin ever! A bit less money but a bit less stress, I could cope with that. Goodluck to you both and enjoy.


mrsjaja · 01/06/2011 10:33

Less stress is fab - he is so much more like the man i fell in love with - not that i ever wasnt in love with him, but stressy work = stressy at home for a while.

And GinAndWater - you are so right about the stability bit. At least if we know whats coming in we can live according to it (whilst still paying for the higher end life-style we had Confused - never again will we "live to our means" )

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TheReturnoftheSmartArse · 01/06/2011 10:34

Fab news - it's made me smile too. Smile


GetOrf · 01/06/2011 10:34

Congratulations - it is a wonderful feeling being made permanent after being a contractor so long.


TheMonster · 01/06/2011 10:38

Brilliant news. Well done to your DH. I bet you are breathing a sigh of relief.


BluddyMoFo · 01/06/2011 10:39

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youarekidding · 01/06/2011 10:49


Lovely to hear some positive news.


Icelollycraving · 01/06/2011 10:50

Lovely happy news! Congrats! :)


katvond · 01/06/2011 10:52

Congrats to you both. That's worth a big cheesy grin moment.


EssexGurl · 01/06/2011 12:53

That is fab. Personally I think pretty much every single time it is worth more to be happy in a job than to earn lots of money. My bestest job ever was one that paid peanuts. But I was young free and single at the time. My uncle was in a job he absolutely hated for 40 years but felt he couldn't move because he was sole breadwinner, it had fab benefits/pension etc. He looked 10 years younger the day he retired.

If he is permanent then the money will increase and a happy DH means a happy home.

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