Friday, November 2, 2012

There Goes the Raise.........

Well with a great deal of reserve, hubby had told his work he would move up to management. Even though he had been a manager for restaurants for 12 years, it is still standard procedure to go through the training program if management did not occur for that particular restaurant.

Hubby was really, really good at what he did and had the reputation of being able to flip restaurants. By this I mean, he could go into the worst one, who had the worst staff, filthiest, losing money off the charts ones, and within a couple months have it the best liked and highest money earning one in the chain. Because of this, he puts a whole lot of stress on his shoulders as he takes it very seriously and does not mess around. One of the reasons it led to his 2 heart attacks by age 38. He also tends to receive more than the average managers duties placed on him because he is so good at it, where they just expect so much more out of him than other employees or managers.

2 days before he was suppose to start training, he had one of those days where they had him working on some management thing's, short staffed, employees not wanting to work, and the anxiety attacks hit, putting his heart attacks into the very front of his thoughts as his stress levels climbed to levels he just could not bear. He realized by stepping back up into management, he would be placing himself back into heart attack threats.

And so, told them no, he was no longer interested in moving up.


While this blows financially,  I fully support him as this is something I worry about all the time and have always told him, more money is NOT worth another heart attack. We will make do and find another way......

His staying alive is a tad more important.........

I will just have to work on a different plan altogether.....    :)