DH really loves his job, but sometimes it is kind of ridiculous.
Remember how his company was taking a break from April – July? Yeah, well, that’s not happening anymore.
DH was busily working on a grant proposal when the company CEO emailed to tell him that he’d signed DH up for a conference in April. DH responded that he had been planning on consulting for my employer (technically for free for me, but he didn’t say that) in April because he thought the last pay period ended in March until July funding.
The CEO replied, “That’s news to me.” So DH’s boss talked with the CEO and got an update. Apparently they currently have enough money to get through May if everybody takes a 85% pay instead of the 90% pay they’re currently getting (with the CEO taking no salary and loaning the company money and DH’s boss taking a larger % cut). But they’re also welcome to take some unpaid time off as well, which DH may do in June. He has a lot of work to do in April (he no longer has to half-ass a month’s worth of work in the final week of March) and will probably have a lot of grant writing in May. Plus the kids don’t get out of school until almost June.
On the one hand, I’m a bit bummed because I was looking forward to working with DH. On the other hand, he likes this job and I’m a big fan of his salary. So…
We’ll see what happens. 85% pay isn’t as compelling as 100% pay plus retirement. He’ll be figuring out if/when he should do that in conjunction with his boss as it gets closer to June.
In the meantime, we’ll be getting a couple months more of his salary that I’m not entirely sure what to do with. I guess we’ll just stick it in cash savings until we know more about what the future will bring.