So despite work being far easier than before and feeling like he is way overpaid for what he has to do, there are a number of items that still bother him.
- He doesn't feel like he is being challenged in the way that was specified at the interview.
- His position has morphed into a role that he wasn't hired to do, due to sudden increases in work load. Everyone is feeling it in their office right now. New hires are supposed to start soon...
- He is getting really tired of having to work nights and weekends. Even a 3 hr stint, done often enough is going to interrupt flow of life.
D knows that I am seriously tired of his various work issues over the last decade. And I honestly don't think I'll ever understand his field and the chaos that seems to always crop up no matter how calm it is at the start.
He has come to terms that no matter where he works, it will eventually suck. So, his new thinking is to consider contract for the remaining years of his work with the idea that he might as well get paid more for it as it is going to be bad anyways. He had already ruled out working contract after full time work ends.
Here's the thing. The position he has come across will take him consistently out of town for 4 - 5 days a week. It will always be to one location though, reachable by car but requiring overnights for the duration of the week.
Obviously, I'll have to take on more of the daily housework etc. Am not keen on the amount of driving he would have to do, especially in the winter. However he is quite adept at it. It's more my mental issue. I'm glad he doesn't have to fly for this job as I really don't believe he is cut out for that type of work travel.
The saga continues...