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Day 173

Defending Honeybun's Right to Choose His Own Job

A friend of my dad's asked him if Honeybun might be interested in working for a flooring company he knows of that is hiring. Dad reached out to me over the phone this morning with the whole "It's a great opportunity! They only do flooring for wealthy people in mansions! Sure, it's 10-hour days, but he'd be making like $28,000 a year!"

My response was "Honeybun did say yesterday that he'd like to look for a full-time job, but I know he'd rather look into the auto industry. Text me any information you've got and contact info, and I'll send it to him to think about. Thanks!" I thought I was being reasonable. Yes, Honeybun works a low-end job, and yes the auto industry won't make him rich, but that doesn't mean he should just jump at a "better" opportunity, right? Or am I being blindsided by love?

I'm irritated, because instead of doing what I asked, Dad talked to his friend and the friend scheduled an interview on Saturday. "I can even pick him up!" Dad says. Honeybun has work that day, and I already know he won't be interested in this field. I told Dad he'd get an answer tonight.

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  • Otter Otter
    4 weeks ago

    I should add, I'm not sure if my parents' nagging is just getting to my head. I mean, we're financially stable right now with enough leftover to save AND have a little fun. Am I wrong for supporting Honeybun's desire to find a job he's actually interested in? Isn't that what I'm doing myself, too? Or am I just being naive and wishful, when I should really be nudging him to take a job he's not interested in just to have an "adult" job to make more money/earn more respect? I don't know if I'm being naive or strong...

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    4 weeks ago

    10 hour days to make $28,000/year seems pitiful; but I don't know, is that a lot of money where you are?

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  • Otter Otter
    3 weeks ago

    It's double what he's making now, but anything under $40k is still considered low-class income here. I agree that for 10 hours a day it's ridiculous. That'd be a lot of stress for an income like that, and Honeybun's health sinks quickly with long hours. He did say he'd be interested in checking it out, but I wonder/worry if he's only saying that because my father is pressuring. I'm the more stubborn out of the both of us and the one more likely to stand my ground.

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