I hate fifo work in the fact that you could be demob at any moment and you always have to have your next options available! I always feel just as we get comfy in routine etc DH job is hanging in the balance for some reason or another......it always has me in edge. I know it's the nature of the work and that's why it pays so much but I hate the fact that any moment DH could be flying home and have no job tomorrow. Probably doesn't help that I'm having our second baby in a month......
Does anyone else get like this???
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20-08-2013 09:59 #1
20-08-2013 10:06 #2
I did for a while when all the layoffs were happening, but they have stopped for now (another round in a few months)
It's very unsettling, but we are lucky in the sense that DP does a quite specialised job (if only he had specialised pay to match ) so that if he were to be fired we should be able to find another job.
Is it ongoing where your partner is? or is there an end date, I.e. DP's work were told July is the month.
20-08-2013 10:13 #3
What sort of work does your DP do, my DH dies FIFO & in the 4 years he's been with this company I've only been worried once?
20-08-2013 10:42 #4
He is a saffolder. He has been with the same company for 2+ years but when on job ends its not like he just gets put on a new site.....he either has to wait for his company to find him a job which takes 1month+ or have other options. He went to karratha in may and there is always something that threatens his job up there. Just frustrated that's all. Hopefully he can hop to another company soon some where that has more job security
20-08-2013 10:44 #5
Jesus that must be so frustrating I hope he can find a company with a bit more security.
20-08-2013 10:54 #6
Yes I hear you it's frustrating, it happened to my husband who also does fifo his a crane operator over in the west it was early this year when he was about to do his training and induction for his new site when a day or so into it he got the phone call to say the job had been put on hold and it took him 5 weeks to get another job but lucky it all worked out fine thank god because I'm a sahm and don't have any income what so ever and we have 4 kids and a mortgage to pay for. Good luck!
20-08-2013 11:09 #7
We have had a few worried moments over the years that DH has worked FIFO but thankfully in the line of work he does it isn't hard to jump from one company to another and he had never been out of a job. He's always had the sense to start looking for a new job and 'jump ship' so to speak when he feels that the company he is working for is running out of work or is going under. I think him jumping around from job to job has been more annoying to me (as the rosters keep changing just when we get used to one) but I think he is pretty secure where he is now.
20-08-2013 11:28 #8
20-08-2013 11:35 #9
My husband also does 4:1 and its not easy, he has been doing it for the last 2 years its hard with 4 kids but I guess for me it's the bills that need to get paid and the life style we live that makes me except the time that my husband is away for as hard as it is.
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Hi ladies, jumping in here! I'm 21 and my partner is 28, we're expecting our first baby in February! DP just got a new job and we had to move to be able to take it, it's a new mine and he's pretty safe as far as his bosses tell him. I've had morning sickness so bad that I've been puking daily, up to 3 times a day since 6 weeks so stopped working.
We're also looking at buying our first home in the next 6 months, basically my question is how do I reassure him that he will make enough money to support us all and live the life we live now? I know myself that this baby isn't going to cost the world! He thinks it needs everything brand new and top notch etc and everything the baby shop can offer but I know differently!
He thinks we're going to struggle on his income and I just want to be able to let him know we're going to be okay!
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