Do you think this job is good enough?
First of all, TIA for any comments I receive
We have my BS8, SD9 and SD12. The girls are 50/50 and my son is 75/25 (25% with his dad). My DH works at a home improvement store, you all would know it, and is a department manager making $17.50 per hour full time. He keeps getting passed over for an assistant manager position in other stores, and other managers that are worse than him are even getting them, it is crazy. I keep telling him after almost 7 years of working with this company, when will you move on? They obviously aren't going to promote you out of the store, because they want to keep you right where you are. That's not right! He was an electrician back when he was with his ex and we have this feeling that they want to keep him in the electrical department.
I do have an office/phone sales/customer service/tech support job and I go to school but it doesn't pay much. It doesn't take away from the fact that I would like him to make more.
Anyways... I keep feeling like I wish he were making more money, or doing something like a trade that could bring a lot to the table such as great benefits, great retirement down the line etc and I don't think he really thinking.
And what if he did become a "manager" making 50,000-65,000 or whatever and got fired later? It would be impossible to find another position in that same industry. He would have to work from the ground up AGAIN making nothing! AGAIN.
Am I wrong? Do you guys think he is taking the wrong path? He is 40 this year, so I get that he doesn't want to go back to being an electrician (I guess) but I don't want to live in an apartment forever, paycheck to paycheck, with credit card debt that i cant keep up with. I see so many people that have what they need and we just dont.
Any thoughts on this? should i be telling my husband anything?