Originally Posted by ABmom
I'm fortunate in that dh has a very well playing job. He's a VP. But it comes with a price of him not being home because of trips or long work hours.
My DH is also a partner/VP whatever you want to call it in a Physical Therapy clinic. But yes, he has to be at his job more and for holidays like Christmas etc, his employees take time off so he works more hours during the December months or early July. The trade off- he has several weeks vacation and all the partners benefits are included in their salary, ownership etc. Most of the time, if he needs time off, he can take it. But if they are short another PT at a location, he or another partner may have to fill in there. If they open, close, or move a clinic- they are there for it on the off days. And yes there is travel, weekends at courses for continueing ed or even teaching.
Yes, he makes decent money that allows me to stay home. But if I was employed outside of my home, there would be other expenses that also would come up which we dont have right now-daycare, gas to get there, more income taxes, work clothing all kinds of things.