»

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cross your fingers.....

DH just got a new job!!! The mental illness jobs folks found him a job as a security guard--which, with his background (from before his mental illness took over) as a jailer, is right up his alley.....

He went to orientation yesterday. I am desperately hoping that he doesn't get fired from this one, because I had to buy him some shoes for $75.00 to go with his uniform :-( But it'll be worth it if he can keep it.

The hours are a little concerning--11am to 7am, four days on, four days off. I'm worried about his days and nights getting mixed up and affecting the bipolar. But DH is so excited and hopeful, I am just going to work hard at creating a routine, so that things will be predictable and smooth (yah, I know, like that ever happens in our house!)

I'm also a little concerned because I got a notice in the mail that they did a credit check on him--but they wouldn't let him start working if they were going to disqualify him based on his credit.....right???? Maybe????

Oh--but here's a really good thing: He opted to have his paychecks direct deposited right into my bank account! So when "That Guy" wants to spend the whole thing, he won't have access to it--it seems like a very hopeful step. He wouldn't have done that a few months ago. And I know he'll probably regret it eventually, too, but he made a smart decision there for our family/marriage.

I figure he's got much better odds going through this jobs program, because he's got that extra level of support in case he has struggles. And the company he'll be working for is already aware, on some level, that he has had problems in the past, so they might also be more willing to work with him.

8 comments:

Reighnie said...

That's terrific Carol! I'll be keeping you guys in my prayers and hope that it all works out.

GB's Mom said...

That is great news! Praying that good things come out of this- and with mental health people involved it is promising.

Elizabeth A. said...

Fantastic! I think your idea of trying to find him a schedule after work is a good one. Even write it out for DD too.

And the direct deposit! It really seems he may be on the road for some remission time.

Grace. said...

Do you have any idea how hard it is to type with my fingers crossed?

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful! He was very responsible to have his paycheck direct deposited into your account.

perphila said...

Good News! I wish you both the best and that DH gets all the support he needs from his new job.

Anonymous said...

These mental health people don't seem to understand that a regular sleep schedule is essential for bipolar sufferers. If you can get DH to sleep during the day on the four days off, fine. If not, the roller-coaster from sleeping at night to sleeping during the day will invite instability.

In the Pink said...

It really helps to know that it is not uncommon for a BP person to need help controlling their spending. Thank you for your honest blog.