Last week, my husband's job put out the job bids again. They do this every quarter, or anytime the boss needs to adjust things. Based on seniority, he is able to choose which job/schedule he wants to be on.
He had been working a Monday through Friday bid job about 45 minutes from our house. He'd been getting around 40 hours per week and was home for dinner or at least bedtime most nights of the week.
Starting this week, he swapped to a different job that is an hour and fifteen minutes away, which is a bummer. It's still a Monday through Friday bid job, which is excellent, as he stays with our son when I am away at horse shows or giving riding lessons for my business. We also like to have weekends off together when I am not busy with my side business.
The hours are longer however, he's had 12 hour days each day this week so far and foresees the work being steady like that for the next few months. That means he leaves the house at 7:15am and doesn't get home until about 10:00pm each night. It also means 60 hour week paychecks, which are going to bring us HUGE progress on our next goal of paying off the truck.
I'm trying to pick up the slack around the house, taking over some of the chores he normally does, as well as handling all the meal planning and lunches, so these extra hours don't cause us to go off track in other categories like groceries. So far so good. I mean, it's been 4 days, but we are on track! :)