I want to preface this by saying I am not married yet. I plan on proposing in the next year to my LTR of a few years. We do not live together and see each other for the weekend and some weeknights. Both religious and want a family.
I’m a 26 yr old aircraft engineer by trade and I spend most my time in a hangar. I usually work from 7-4. I’ve recently been offered a new job with another company for more money but it comes with more hours work. The current company I’m at is a dead end in every way so it’s a no brainer financially.
Interestingly the guy who hired me has just resigned and I asked him why, “need more time with family” was the response. He wants a normal 8-5 job and as the chief engineer he couldn’t get that.
What I don’t want to happen to myself is to slowly decay the good relationship I’ve built by working all the time, as appears to be the case with this gentleman. Frankly, I’m trying to find another source of income so I can potentially work less in the hangar and have more time to build the relationship at home.
How do you all manage work and wife?
What is a working model to have a good family?