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Poll Results: Would you "let" your DH work at a Nuclear Power plant?

 
  • 73% (41)
    Yes
  • 23% (13)
    No
  • 3% (2)
    Other
56 Total Votes  
post #21 of 25

Not if there was any way around it. We would have government assistance, borrow money, or whatever we had to do first. More because of the fact that I know a factory job would be soul crushing for DH, not so much the "nuclear" part.

post #22 of 25

But this isn't necessarily a factory job.  My brother is currently working at a nuclear plant because he's a steamfitter and they needed work done on their pipes.  It's in his area of expertise it just happens that this time it's at the nuclear plant (he works all different places).

post #23 of 25

Yeah, given that it's spring, and he's a construction worker, and they only want him for two weeks, I'm assuming the plant is shutting down (all plants have a planned shut down every 2 years, usually in spring or fall, for routine maintenance) and has some construction work they want done.  I doubt it's any kind of "factory" type work - they have regular employees for the day-to-day stuff. 

post #24 of 25

I wouldn't mind if it was only for 2 weeks.

I would be a nervous wreck, and would voice my concerns if it was a full time job. I grew up in the Ukraine, and I was 4 years old when Chernobyl blew up. The images of people that died in those few days, burned, throwing up blood, skin scorched without ever being touched by the fire, as well as stories of people who died from horrible diseases in the few years that followed, always haunted me. Three legged cows, polluted soil and water, babies born with a million of scary complications, the dead city - too much to deal with. I don't think working day to day is dangerous, but the fear of an accident (and they DO happen) is what would make me uncomfortable. My heart goes out to the people of Japan, who will have hard time getting over this mess. You can't just "gather up" radiation and put it away.

 

As far as "letting" comment goes, I think it's difficult to phrase such questions, but it is a very valid question. A couple is a unit, and we discuss our plans for OUR future together. We talked about me getting a job with 2 hours of commute, we talked about me getting a summer job (DP would prefer that I stayed home, because we have a lot going on this summer, and what I make probably would be minimal after puppy daycare costs, and figuring out what to do with a troubled teenage we just welcomed into our house). We discussed DP's plans on jobs that involved international travel 25% of the time. We discuss DP's plans on getting a job with a long commute but more money vs. short commute but less pay. I don't think it's unnatural to make such decisions together. In our relationship my voice counts, and I like that. innocent.gif

post #25 of 25

yes. It really wouldn't bother me at all. I think I'd be more concerned if he were going to work some where with cigarette smoke!

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